Prayer for June 5: Please pray with me. Holy Spirit, light the fire of faith within us. If need be, light a fire beneath us to get us moving and carrying out your will. You have called us and changed us, help us to respond to your movement in our lives with movement to love and care for others. Amen.
Prayer for May 29: Please pray with me. God who mourns, today in the US is Memorial Day – a day when we remember the sacrifice given by brave men and women in defense of freedom in this land. We pray for a day when men and women won’t have to lose their lives in war. We pray for peacemakers, that their work will move us to a day and time when war will cease. Amen.
Prayer for May 1: Please pray with me. God of the seasons, today feels like spring! As we begin a new month, radically reorient our lives to recognize the new life you provide in nature, in our own lives, and those around us. Renew life in our churches and congregations and worshiping communities. Help us to be open to seeing that new life may not look like what we are used to, but to knowing that only things that are alive change. In giving us and our communities new life, help us to share that life with those around us and uplift the lives of those that desperately need new life. Let us not just serve, but accompany. Let us not only give, but also receive. Amen.
Prayer for April 24: Please pray with me. God who gives direction, today we pray for all you are in a discernment process – trying to figure out what to do, what not to do, and what you are calling us to. Being unsure and not the one in control can be scary God, yet you remind us again and again that we are not the ones in control. And you remind us that regardless of scary it gets, you will continue to accompany us on our life journey. Amen.
Prayer for March 29: Please pray with me. Musical God, today we thank you for the musical talent that you give people. You have blessed many to play instrument and to sing. You bless other with the ability to hear the joyous sounds. Our hearts jump for joy when we hear the song of creation – in nature, instrument, voice, and more. Amen.
Prayer for March 28: Please pray with me. Healing God, today we pray for all who need a healing touch. You know all who are suffering and in pain. Work through doctors, nurses, care givers, pastors, chaplains, family, friends, and so many others to be a healing touch in their lives. Healing may come with a cure, but not always. Sometimes the best cure a person can receive is to be at peace with their life situation and a sense of calm for what is ahead in life. Only you know what each person needs. Make us an instrument of healing to those in need. Amen.
Prayer for March 13: Please pray with me. God of labor, today we pray for all who labor and toil. We thank you for the ability to work. We thank you for the vocation you call us to. Bless our labors and remind us that we labor not just for money, but to fulfill our call in life – to live out the Gospel, to be a light to the world, to be an example of forgiveness in an unforgiving world, and to speak words of mercy, love, and peace to those who so desperately need to hear them. Amen.