Archive for the 'Prayers' Category

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 […]

September 14, 2014

a prayer for bread and justice

O God, just as the disciples heard Christ’s words of promise and began to eat the bread and drink the wine in the suffering of a long remembrance and in the joy of a hope, grant that we may hear your word, spoken in each thing of everyday affairs: Coffee, on our table in the morning; […]

August 31, 2014

through our hands

Make us worthy, Lord,      to serve those throughout the world who live and die in poverty or hunger. Give them through our hands, this day their daily bread;     and by our understanding love, give peace and joy.   Amen A prayer for those serving the poor by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Bookmark on Delicious […]

August 24, 2014

a prayer for those in greatest need

God of grace and God of glory, we pause this morning to offer you praise and thanks for the truly awesome creation we call home. We cannot begin to fathom love so deep that you would send you only son to make sure we remained in a perfect relationship with you. Thank you for such […]

August 17, 2014

a prayer for new vision

Thank you, O God, for the wonders of your creation. Thank you for the perfection of the world which your grace has provided for us. Thank you for your constant and sustaining presence in our lives. Yet, even as we praise you for your goodness and your mercy, we must ask your forgiveness, as well. […]

August 10, 2014

a prayer to end hunger

O God, we give thanks for the progress that has been made against hunger in your world. Grant strength and relief to all those who still struggle  to get enough to eat. Give courage and wisdom to our country’s leaders so that they might make ending hunger a national priority. And inspire us to fulfill […]