Saturday, September 15, 2018

Father God,
Sometimes popular opinion leans away from You.
It can be hard to speak Your truth amongst
those who mock and belittle us.
We need not look for our comfort here on earth,
but keep our eyes fixed on the prize; on You.
We look forward to an eternity of comfort with You.
While we're on this earth, You've promised to always be with us.
Your strength backs us up. Your Spirit keeps us on track.
We pray that when we're faced with difficult decisions
You'll give us the courage and wisdom to make the right choices.
In Jesus' holy name,
Amen.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Lord God,
The bible says that You are our fortress.
Like strong walls, Your love surrounds
us every minute of every day.
We live in a fallen world where bad things happen.
But You are with us: loving us, comforting us, and guiding us.
We are blessed to know You; to feel Your power,
to study Your word and to praise You with song.
Thank You for Your constant love, guidance and provision.
In Jesus' name,
Amen.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Holy Father,
Too often we are consumed with guilt over our past,
immersed in our current problems, or worried about our future.
But Paul wrote that we should meditate on what is true, noble,
right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.
That's a perfect description of You!
Help us to keep our focus on You, and give us the peace
that comes from total faith in Your goodness and mercy.
We praise You in Jesus' holy name.
Amen.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Dear Lord,
We humans were not present when You created all things,
but we get to enjoy the fruit of Your creation.
We never met the prophets of old,
but You inspired their words so we can
read with assurance that Jesus is the Messiah.
We weren't there when Jesus was raised
from death and ascended to heaven,
but You considered each one of us
and showed us love and compassion
in the promise of eternal life.
We thank You for the fruit of Your creation,
the certainty of Your word, and for the
hope of eternal life with You in heaven.
In Jesus' name,
Amen.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Holy Father,
We thank You for Your creation and all the beauty in it.
We thank You for providing us with all we really need.
Lord Jesus,
We thank You for leaving the perfection of heaven to
live among us, teaching us what it means to have
the heart of a servant, and sacrificing Your life for us.
Holy Spirit,
We thank You for enlightening us and leading us so
that we may move toward the goal of spiritual maturity.
We love You, we honor You, and we praise You in
Jesus' holy name.
Amen.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Lord God,
We thank You for this day.
We thank You for putting us where we are today.
There's a reason for everything;
it's all part of Your perfect plan.
Help us to stay in the Word and in obedience to You.
May we be equipped and ready for whatever You ask us to do.
It may not be easy, but if it's for Your glory it will be worth it.
We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Lord God,
In this world there are many negative ideologies
that we are bombarded with each day.
Help us to stay focused on You and all that is true.
Give us a voice and the words to speak boldly
of Your love and redemption.
The enemy boasts his message.
May we speak loudly and clearly Your message
of the saving grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ,
in whose name we pray.
Amen.