Lord, we need you…we sing those words this morning, and these words are so true…
In You, Lord, we find rest.
In You, we find guidance.
In You, we find grace that runs deeper than our sin and holiness that flows from being in Christ.
In You, we find strength in times of temptation and hope in times of trials and discouragement.
Lord, indeed we need you every hour.
We pray, this day, that we may trust in You, as our Heavenly Father, even as did Jesus Christ, in the Garden of Gethsemane.
We pray that we might not fall into temptation as we face the challenges and sufferings of life.
We pray that we will not be found sleeping in our lives, inattentive to the work of Your Kingdom, nor insensitive to the needs of all those whom You love.
We pray that we might be endowed with the power of the Holy Spirit so that we, like Jesus, might commit ourselves to You, seeking not our will, but Yours above all.
We pray, as did our Lord in Gethsemane, not simply for our own needs, but for the needs of those whom we love and who are close to us: people here at Roberts, family and friends. We pray also for the world, that all will know You and the goodness of Your Kingdom’s rule.
Lord, we need you every hour.
May our love and devotion be strengthened as we encounter the Gospel of Jesus Christ, throughout our celebration of Holy Week and Easter. May Your Church be faithful in the proclamation of Your Gospel in all places, that Your name might be glorified in all the earth.
We pray these things in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.