Archive for the 'Prayers' Category

January 2, 2015

a long and lonely hunt

I do not know John Taylor Gatto. Recently, however, I came across a quote on prayer attributed to him that resonates with me. It is a fitting reflection as we begin the new year. I would love to know what you think of Gatto’s words. I pray for strength to accept that lives most often […]

December 28, 2014

a prayer for courage

Gracious and most compassionate Creator, we come to you this morning looking back at the year we are completing even as we are straining forward toward the year to come. We recognize that we have been richly blessed this year. We have been given so much. Your grace and goodness toward us is far greater […]

December 25, 2014

a Christmas prayer

Sometimes during the excitement and joy of celebrating the deep beauty of this special season we forget those of our family whose circumstances cry out for the presence of the One whose birth we celebrate. This Christmas Prayer from the METHODIST FEDERATION FOR SOCIAL ACTION is a powerful reminder that we are all called to become […]

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 […]