Archive for the 'Prayers' Category

March 1, 2015

keep us busy, Lord

O Powerful Father, Please make me a diligent worker in your Kingdom. Help me not to be lazy or selfish with my time, energy and money. You are a God of action and intervention in the problems and troubles of people. Help us to pattern our lives after your example and become involved in the […]

February 22, 2015

walking with wonder and reverence

O gracious and and merciful Father, You have graced us with another beautiful day. Thank you for such a precious gift. Help us truly live alive during this day. Help us see the awesome work of creation with fresh eyes. Help us walk with both wonder and reverence on this planet you created so perfectly. […]

February 15, 2015

“may I still recognize you”

Dearest Lord, may I see you today and every day in the person of your sick, and while nursing them, minister unto you. Though you hide yourself behind the unattractive disguise of the irritable, the exacting, the unreasonable, may I still recognize you and say: “Jesus, my patient, how sweet it is to serve you.” […]

February 8, 2015

keep us busy, Lord

O Powerful Father, Please make me a diligent worker in your Kingdom.  Help me not to be lazy or selfish with my time, energy and money.  You are a God of action and intervention in the problems and troubles of people.  Help us to pattern our lives after your example and become involved in the […]

February 1, 2015

recognizing the voice of Jesus

Father, This morning, the cries of the hungry are overwhelming. This morning, the cries of the politically and economically exploited are overwhelming. This morning, the cries of those in prison and under torture are overwhelming. This morning, the cries of parents who know that their children are doomed to stunted and warped lives are overwhelming. […]

January 25, 2015

help us walk more lightly

Most gracious and loving Creator, how thankful we are this day for all your blessings. We confess that far too often we live in a way that doesn’t demonstrate our gratitude for your goodness and your mercy. We are not as good stewards of your perfectly created world as we would like to be. We […]

January 18, 2015

prayer for insight

Most merciful and compassionate God, we give thanks for another night of rest and day of beauty. You have kept us in safety throughout the night and have again gifted us with a day full of opportunity.  Today we pray for deeper understanding for those in need. Help us see through the differences and see […]

January 11, 2015

a prayer for more compassion

Father, We love you this morning. And we come before you with praise and thanksgiving for all the mercy and love you have poured out upon us. Your grace is beyond comprehension, and daily sustains us. Help us this morning to open ourselves more fully to all you have for us. Help us to joyfully […]