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We need you (Psalm 22:1-10)

Gracious and Loving God, we readily admit this morning that we need you every day and every hour of our lives. Yet, we like the Psalmist (Psalm 22:1-10), we also find ourselves confused sometimes.   There are situations in which we cannot see your loving hand.  There are times when we feel as if you’ve left us in the dark with no way out.   As we gather here today, we lift to you all who need you:

for those who need your comfort and peace,

for all who need your healing touch and rest,

for all who need your courage and strength,

for all who need forgiveness and newness of life,

for all who have been mistreated, hurt, bullied, and abused,

for all who need hope in the midst of the struggles and darkness they are in right now.

Hear our prayers for all of these and for all people who acknowledge our need for you when we struggle with doubts, fears, and unbelief. Lord, hear our prayers, through Jesus Christ, who suffered and died and bears our burdens with us.  Amen.

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2017 in Chapel worship, Scripture prayer

 

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Simple Prayer: Hebrews 13:20-21 (TEV)

“God has raised from death our Lord Jesus, who is the Great Shepherd of the sheep…May the God of peace provide you with every good thing you need in order to do his will, and may he, through Jesus Christ, do in us what pleases him. And to Christ be the glory forever and ever!  Amen.”

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2016 in Scripture prayer

 

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A short prayer for a friend in need

Lord, have mercy.

Give strength where strength is needed,

peace in the midst of storm,

and rest for all who love well and serve from an open and honest heart.

Amen.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Nothing fancy Lord, just a simple prayer…

Nothing fancy Lord, just a simple prayer:

My dear friend Steve is dying; closer than anyone wants or can believe.

His family suffers to watch him suffer like this at the end.

Bring peace and comfort to his wife, his children, his family and friends,

and lead him safely into your loving arms and eternal presence.

Amen.

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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A prayer for good thinking – Philippians 4:8-9

Spirit of God, guide my thoughts this day:

to that which is true about you and me and the world,

to that which is honorable to you,

to that which is pure in your eyes,

to that which is pleasing to you and to the deepest longings of human hearts,

to that which is commendable and excellent,

to that which is worthy of prayer,

So that my thoughts are good thoughts, holy thoughts, and Godly thoughts and that such thinking will issue forth good fruit in character and action and your peace will be with me through and through… Amen.

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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A Communal Prayer of Confession

SILENT PRAYERS: Prayers of the People

RESPONSIVE PRAYER OF CONFESSION:  Pastors

Pastor/Leader:    Lord Jesus, in the silence you have brought to our minds and hearts our actions and words that have hurt, discouraged and impacted the lives of others.  Give us courage to take the prompting of your Holy Spirit seriously today and to take action to confess and seek reconciliation with those whom you have directed us to.

PEOPLE:  We come to you, our Savior, to confess our sin and seek your peace. 

Pastor:    We have sinned, Lord.  We have wounded You by our actions, our thoughts, and our failures to act according to Your will. We have given into the flesh, the world, and the devil.

PEOPLE:  We come to you, our Savior, to confess our sin and seek your peace.  

Pastor:    Our sins are many, our weaknesses inevitable.  We have broken your commandments.  We have not worshipped, as we ought.  We have not listened to Your Word.  We have denied you when confronted with our society’s norms of behavior.  We have ignored you, O God.

PEOPLE:  We come to you, our Savior, to confess our sin and seek your peace.  

Pastor:   We have acted spitefully to friends and strangers.  We have fought with our family.  We have been impatient with those less capable than ourselves.  We have sought to be over others at work, school, home, and church.  We have spoken evil of others.

PEOPLE:  We come to you, our Savior, to confess our sin and seek your peace.  

Pastor:    We have neglected charitable work.  We have neglected the hungry, the sick, the poor, the abused child, the imprisoned.  We have not hugged the sorrowing and the lonely.  We have not gone out of our way for those in need.  We have not forgiven those who hurt us.  We have not loved as You have called us to.

PEOPLE:  We come to you, our Savior, to confess our sin and seek your peace.

 

SILENT REFLECTION: Prayers of the People

THE LORD’S PRAYER:  Unison

BENEDICTION:  “Go in the peace, the love, and the forgiveness of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.”

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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A Christmas Prayer – Luke 2:8-14

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has be born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find him wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly hosts appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to all whom God favors.”  – Luke 2:8-14

May Your glory shine upon us O God.

Calm us and take away all our fears.

        Incline our ears, our hearts and our minds to hear the good news which brings great joy to all; the news of   Christ the Savior.

            May we, together with family and friends and all of your people, join with the angels in praising You.

                May our lives bring glory to You O God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and bring peace to all we meet.

                     Amen.

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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