Archive for the 'Prayers' Category

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 […]

July 14, 2008

give us the strength

Dear God,        As your children we pray that we would have your heart for the poor, the opressed, the widows and the orphans.       Lord, there are many who oppress, who impose the yoke of injustice, and who turn from your ways. Please give us the courage to reprove the ruthless, as your prophets have […]

July 8, 2008

a crooked generation

Father,            We are a crooked generation. You gave us an end to the Cold War. We are prosperous and at peace. Yet, our generation turns a cold shoulder to poor and hungry people in our midst, and we show little interest in hungry people around the world. You hear the cries of hungry people. […]

June 24, 2008

why me?

Our Father and our God,                   Thank you for the great generosity you have shown me. You have blessed me so richly I can’t understand it. Why me? I don’t deserve your favor. Help me, God, to give with your generosity to others so that they will see you living in me. Help me give […]

June 12, 2008

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 return, Father, we want to share our blessings with the poor, the lonely, the hungry, the hopeless. You have commanded we leave […]