Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father in heaven, we praise You
and we thank You for all the ways You provide for us.
We thank You that we live in a place where we’re free
to study Your Word and worship You.
We pray for our sisters and brothers in Christ
who are not so fortunate,
and who are mistreated and even harmed for their belief.
We are all one family – Your family – with one
mission and cause: to spread the Gospel message to all people.
Lord, give us the courage, strength and wisdom
to fulfill Your mission wherever we are.
In Jesus’ name.

Amen. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dear Father in heaven,
We praise You for Your goodness and mercy.
Your ways are perfect.
We struggle with our sinful nature.
Open our hearts to receive the fruit of the Spirit
and become more and more like You.
Teach us to love as You do
and to forgive as You do.
We thank You for our fathers, Lord,
and for all the men in our lives who guide us
with their love and advice.
In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Lord God,
We praise You for Your creation, for Your Word,
for Your son, Jesus, and for the power of Your holy Spirit.
We look to You for courage to be who we were intended to be
and to do what You would have us do.
Doing the right thing isn’t always easy.
We know that - by our daily need for repentance.
But by Jesus’ sacrifice, we are made new each day.
In Him we find the strength to press on.
In His name, we can do great things for the Kingdom.
May Your Spirit reside in us and guide us and work through us.
In Jesus’ name.

Amen.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Father God,
We praise You that You are at work in our lives every day.
You provide for the needs of our body and soul.
You heal us from illness, anxiety, and in our relationships.
You enlighten us, opening our minds to Your word
and to the instruction You send us.
You forgive all who repent.
Lord, we know we are made clean of our indiscretions
through the death of Your holy servant, Jesus.
And by Jesus’ resurrection, the faithful are assured
of the promise of eternal life with You.
All praise and honor to our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ!

Amen. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

We bow before You, Lord, in humble repentance.
We confess that we make bad choices,
think inappropriate thoughts, and
concern ourselves with the things of this world.
But You have overcome the world
and set us free from our sin.
Jesus bore the cross and, by His resurrection,
proved that we can be saved by faith through grace.
On our own, we fail. With You, we succeed.
By ourselves, we’re fearful and unsure of our path.
With You leading us, we will surely reach our destination.

In Jesus’ name, 
Amen.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lord God in heaven,
You created all things and set this world in motion.
You created man in Your image, and from him, made woman.
Your ways – Your methods – are beyond our comprehension.
We are in awe of Your knowledge and power.
We thank You, Lord, for providing for us.
And – today especially – we thank You for our mothers
and for the women in our lives who have guided us and helped us.
Isaiah 66:13 says,
“As a mother comforts her child, so I (God) will comfort you…”
Thank You for Your tenderness and mercy, and for Your unfailing love.
In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Dear Lord,
You have given us Your word,
from which we may learn and gain wisdom.
May we digest that word today, embracing it,
and ever holding on to the blessed hope it delivers.
For with You all things are possible.
Even when we feel inadequate, You are filling us
with the skills and tools needed to accomplish Your will.
Lord, in a world full of obstacles,
open our eyes to what we can do for Your glory.
In Jesus’ holy name.

Amen.