Saturday, October 14, 2017

Most holy and awesome God,
We bring our petitions to You -
our worries, our fears, our
shame and our failures.
Break us loose from our guilt
and clothe us in righteousness.
Free us from our reliance on
this world, for You are in control.
May Your will be done in us
and through us, in Jesus name.
Amen.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sovereign Lord,
We welcome You here and give thanks for Your Presence.
We're thankful that You welcome us into Your family.
You don't see us as male or female, rich or poor,
or by the color of our skin. You see us as Your children -
dearly loved and in need of redemption.
You accept all who fear You and do right.
Help us to see others through Your eyes,
and to lead others into Your presence
with the good news of salvation through Christ,
our risen Lord and Savior, in whose name we pray.
Amen.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Holy Father,
When we are weak, You give us strength.
When we are afraid, You comfort us and give us assurance.
When we feel inadequate, Your Holy Spirit
fills us and makes us whole.
We praise You and thank You for loving us, guiding us,
bearing the burden of our sin, and sustaining us.
May our hearts be focused on only You
now, in the midst of prayer, and later,
when our weakness and fear try to consume us.
May we instead be consumed by Your
Holy Spirit and certain of Your faithfulness.
In Jesus' holy name,
Amen.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Lord God in heaven,
Sometimes it's hard for us to hold it together.
We feel battered by our circumstances.
Only You offer us hope.
Help us to tune our ears to listen for Your advice,
and seek You for consolation and healing.
Proverbs 16:9 says,
"In his heart a man plans his course,
but the LORD determines his steps."
We surrender to You, God.
We trust You with our lives.
In Jesus' name,
Amen.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Lord, we pray for focus and persistence
to set our minds on what You desire.
By the sacrifice of our savior Jesus on the cross,
our sins are forgiven and will never be counted against us.
May we be filled with joy and peace as we trust in You,
so that we may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
In Jesus' name,
Amen.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Lord God,
We are Your followers,
and You gave us a perfect example
of how to live in Your Son, Jesus.
May we follow Jesus' example of love
and service to others, humility and self-sacrifice,
and a desire that Your will be done above all else.
May we draw close to You in prayer
and in the reading of Your word,
and be open to the prompts of the Spirit.
May we leave behind our worries and doubts,
and our desire for the things of this life,
and follow You with passion.
In Jesus' holy name,
Amen.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Holy Father,
We pray for all the students and teachers
embarking on a new school year.
Watch over them and keep them safe.
May they love one another and
know that they are loved.
Your word says You make each of us
new every morning.
With each new day, help us
to see the opportunities to do
the assignments You've given us;
to learn more about You and to
reflect Your light in a fallen world.
We thank You for Your creation,
Your provision, and for the hope of
salvation through Your Son, our
Savior, Jesus, in whose name we pray.
Amen.