Archive for the 'Prayers' Category

June 29, 2009

courage to go

The following short prayer is from well-known Christian minister and author, Max Lucado. Although brief, the prayer is powerfully focused and gets to the heart of the Gospel. It is reprinted here from for they shall be fed, edited by Ronald J. Sider. Holy Father,         Grant us eyes to see, a heart to feel, tears to […]

June 18, 2009

help us do more

Lord of the Harvest,               You are the One who causes our work to be blessed with profit. You send the gentle rain. You control the storms. You protect us from destruction. In retur, Father, we want to share our blessings with the poor, the lonely, the hungry, the hopeless. You have commanded that we […]

February 6, 2009

make us joyful agents

O Most Loving Father,            As you are relentless in reminding us of those whose lives are marred and diminished by poverty, neglect, injustice, and oppression, so make us relentless in our pursuit of the compassion of Jesus. Forgive us our dereliction and neglect of the many opportunities you give us to minister to your Son […]

December 5, 2008

tuning in the right frequency

Once again we have entered into the holy and hectic season of Advent. As the days become ever busier, and our wallets, purses and nerves become ever more more frayed, we might need a gentle reminder to tune into what is truly important. This little prayer of M. Norvel Young might help. (The prayer is in For […]

November 10, 2008

remind me often

Billy Graham, the world famous Christian evangelist, celebrated his 90th birthday this past week. The following prayer is one he shared in for they shall be fed, edited by Ronald J. Sider. Our Father and our God,           Thank you for the great generosity you have shown me. You have blessed me so richly that […]

October 14, 2008

each breath we take

Gracious God,        All life is your gift. Your Spirit renews the face of the earth. We live and move and have our being only in you. Yet we treat life as though it were our possession. We live as though the earth belongs to us, rather than to you. Stir our hearts freshly with […]

September 2, 2008

make our hearts more tender

Father,         We thank you for allowing us to come into your presence as children. We are mindful of the fact that those who become like children are most fit for the Kingdom of God.We are aware that our love”the least of these” is only possible because of your love for them first. We are […]

July 30, 2008

no small privilege

Father,                       We thank you for your goodness and faithfulness to all who call on your name. Today I pray specifically for those who are hungry and dispossessed. Your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, taught at length regarding our obligation to the hungry and those in want. I pray that the “God of […]