Sunday, August 13, 2017

Holy Father,
In the midst of our personal struggles and
a troubling world, we put our hope in You.
We thank You for walking with us.
We know that You are faithful and will deliver us.
We pray for those who don't know You
and those who pervert Your word,
that they would come to truly know You
and have the peace that transcends understanding.
Heal our hearts and make us new so that
through us Your Spirit is evident to all.
In Jesus' holy name,
Amen.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Lord God,
You are awesome and amazing.
You are all-knowing, all-seeing and all-powerful.
You know what we need before we ask.
We give You our worries, our desires and our petitions.
You know what is best for us,
and You only give good gifts.
We put our trust in You.
May Your will be done - in Your good time.
By our faith and through Your Spirit, may we find peace.
In Jesus' name,
Amen.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Lord God,
We thank You for the glory of Your creation.
We feel Your presence in the warmth of the sun
and in the life-giving rain.
We thank You for Your Son, our Lord Jesus.
He died, therefore we repent.
He lives, therefore we are forgiven.
He dwells in us, as we live according to Your will.
May others recognize Jesus in us.
Let us be kind, as You have shown us kindness,
and let us show mercy, as You are merciful.
Let us spotlight Your glory and Presence in our lives.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Lord God,
We pray for a peace that the world cannot give,
and that we would set our hearts on obedience to You.
We ask the questions:
Why do we have hardships?
Why is there suffering?
When will it end?
Only You know all the answers.
We pray for the faithfulness to trust You;
to put all our worries into Your hands,
and to joyfully await the return of Your Son,
our Lord Jesus, in whose name we pray.

Amen.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Lord God, Creator of all things,
You know us better than we know ourselves.
You gave Your Son’s life for us,
not because we’re good, but because You are good.
We repent of our sins, Lord.
We offer You our lives –
how we spend our time and how we interact with others –
in thankfulness for Your mercy.
Lord, be with us in our dark days,
that we may persevere and stand firm in our faith.
As Galatians 6:9 says,
“Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest
if we do not give up.”
This we pray in the name of our Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ.

Amen.  

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Lord God,
We pray for the restoration of the unity of the Church.
Give us a heart for Your people –
caring for one another as You care for us.
We live in trying times.
But Your word through Isaiah chapter 35 says,
“Be strong, do not fear; your God will come,
he will come with vengeance,
with divine retribution he will come to save you.”
Guide us as we share the message of Your saving grace.
In Jesus’ name we pray.

Amen.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Lord God,
We pray for liberation from the bondage of sin.
We ask that You would bless those who stand and
bear arms to protect our earthly freedom.
We thank You for Your son, our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ, who gave his life for our spiritual freedom.
In gratitude for Your goodness, we pray that
we may live our lives in a way that glorifies You.
May we live to bless others and lead them to
freedom in Christ, in whose name we pray.

Amen.