Archive for the 'Prayers' Category

November 30, 2014

an Advent prayer

Gracious and loving God, we come before you this beautiful day with thanks for all that have given us. We are humbled in recognition of a love greater than we can ever comprehend, and we offer you our worship and our praise for a perfect creation and the unending grace which sustains it. Grant us, we pray, […]

November 23, 2014

prayer for insight

Most merciful and gracious Lord, we thank you for another night of safety and rest. We praise you for another glorious day filled with the promise of your presence and power. We pray today to be more mindful in all we do.  We pray today to have more understanding, especially for those in dire circumstances […]

November 16, 2014

prayer for comprehension

Today is yet another perfect day that You have made for us. Thank you for such a glorious creation. Help us take the time to properly appreciate the beauty that surrounds us and the perfection of the world You have formed. Forgive us for the brazen contempt with which we treat such magnificence and splendor. […]

November 2, 2014

feed us, that we might feed others

Lord, today is All Saints Sunday, a time to remember all those that have gone before us in the faith. It’s a perfect time to realize that our faithfulness is a mere shadow of that demonstrated by those of past generations. But, it is also a perfect time to admit that we are spiritually hungry […]

October 26, 2014

a prayer for power and vision

Great and gracious Creator, we take time this morning to offer you our praise and thanks for a night of rest and yet another beautiful day filled with your grace and beauty. Your abiding presence in our lives brings a peace that passes all understanding, and we begin the day knowing we have nothing to […]

October 12, 2014

prayer for opportunities of grace

Gracious Creator, Lord, mother and father of us all, We love you this morning. We really do. And we are so deeply thankful for the the unending and undeserved love and grace you pour into our lives. We know your love extends to all of your creation, yet we admit we don’t always act as […]

October 5, 2014

fill us, Lord

Most merciful and gracious God, we pray today that our eyes might be fully opened to the suffering of our family around the world. Expand our horizons from our narrow circle of family and friends to include all of those created so perfectly in your image. Grant us the all-encompassing love of Your Son the […]

September 28, 2014

a small prayer for more love

Lord, you are a God of compassion and mercy. You are also a God of justice and righteousness. Help us understand that these always belong together. Help us to be unafraid to strive for your justice in a world where greed tramples need and power makes right. But in the midst of that striving, let […]