Sunday, March 11, 2018

Lord God,
We thank You for Your Presence in our lives.
We are so blessed to have access to Your word
and to be able to worship You freely.
We thank You for Your son, Jesus,
for indeed "the Lord saves".
May the thoughts of our hearts
reveal our deep love for You.
In Jesus' name,

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Lord God,
We admit that we judge others.
Sometimes we judge with admiration
which leads us to envy and covet.
Other times we judge through self-righteousness.
But You, Lord, are the only worthy judge.
Our guilt convicts us,
but Your kindness and mercy pardons us.
Help us to stop comparing ourselves to others
but rather to set our minds on what is right and true,
and give You honor by our thoughts and actions.
In Jesus' name,

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Holy Father,
The bible repeatedly says,
"Do not be afraid" and "God is with you".
Yet we find ourselves fearful of our circumstances,
of the future, and sometimes of others.
We pray that we would feel Your presence in our lives,
and through our reliance on You, we would overcome our fears.
You, Lord, are all-powerful, all-knowing, and perfect
and You love us completely.
We put all our concerns into Your capable hands.
We love You and we thank You for caring for us.
In Jesus' name.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Lord, as we approach springtime, we look forward
to the renewal of the beauty of the landscape.
We've entered the season of Lent in the church -
a time for the renewal of our hearts and minds.
We are privileged that we can wake up each day
with a clean slate; refreshed and renewed through
faith in the saving power of Jesus Christ.
As Isaiah prophesied of Jesus,
"He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows."
And from Jeremiah, "God will remember our sins no more."
We thank You and praise You, Lord,
for Your grace that has made us new.
In Jesus' holy name.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Heavenly Father,
We thank You for all You provide and all You do.
Without You, we can do nothing,
but with You, we can be healed.
Our negative thoughts and behavior can be changed
and we can be released of our guilt.
All this, not because of anything we've done,
but by humbly trusting in You
and the saving power of Jesus.
May our hearts be filled with Your desire
and our tongues with Your words
in thankfulness for Your grace and mercy.
In Jesus' name.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Father God,
Sometimes we doubt that the path we're on is the right one.
We wonder what our purpose is,
and how we can possibly get to where we should be.
But You don't doubt.
Your plan is certain, unwavering and perfect.
We pray that You would guide our steps.
Use us as instruments of Your will.
Comfort us when we're weary
and put Your joy in our hearts.
We pray this in Jesus' name.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Lord God,
You know our hearts and You know our sins.
Your patience and steadfast love are amazing.
We pray that You would purify our hearts
and draw us closer to You.
Insignificant things - things of the flesh -
compete for our attention.
Help us to stay focused on You.
Center us in Your word and Your ways.
In Jesus' holy name,