Prayer for June 8: Please pray with me. God of creation, today we thank you for creation. We thank you that we can enjoy your creation. Give us wisdom to be good stewards of creation so that creation can be enjoyed by future generations. Amen.
Prayer for May 5: Please pray with me. God of creation, today we give you thanks for your creation and that we are blessed to enjoy it. Help us to be good stewards of your creation – knowing that it is not ours, but rather we are caretakers of it. Help us to see clearly your vision for creation in Revelation 21 – that you will return and abide with us here, not be swept off to somewhere else. When you made creation you said it was good. In Revelation you reveal that you will be returning to that good creation. We wait in hopeful anticipation of your return to us. Amen.
Prayer for March 21: Please pray with me. God of the seasons, today we thank you for the change in the seasons from Winter to Spring. As Spring dawns upon us, open our eyes to see the new life that will sprout forth. Open our hearts to the new life you give us. And open our arms to embrace those around us who remain in the dead of winter in their lives. Amen.
Prayer for March 14: Please pray with me. God of creation, we are reminded yet again that we are not in control of your creation. Rather we are stewards of it. Yet, even as stewards, we don’t control it. Creation is yours. You call on us to care for it. Help us do that. We also ask that you protect all those who suffer from nature and its wrath in the form of blizzards. Be with all those who must work in the midst of the storm – emergency personnel, electrical line workers, police, firefighters, those who treat and clear the roads, news organizations and so many more – we ask that you keep them safe. Amen.
Prayer for February 24: Please pray with me. God of creation, today we pray for your creation. Guide us in the way of being faithful stewards of your creation. Remind us that all that is, is yours. Even the things that we think we have earned and that we think we deserve – yup, they are yours too. Make us good stewards of all that you give us, so that we can hand it on to the next generation of your stewards. Amen.
Prayer for February 7: Please pray with me. God who is master of all, today we pray that we would recognize that we are your creation, we are not really in control, and that our job is not to control others or creation, but to be stewards. Take our desire for power and control and use it to change us into wanting to care for creation and others around us. Amen.
Prayer for October 27: Please pray with me. God who doesn’t settle, today we pray a bold prayer. You come before us, always reforming and making things new. You make us uncomfortable in what you call us to be and do. Help us to have eyes that are able to see the contrast that exists – are we in coffins or in flowerbeds? You call us out of the coffins in our life – the things that keep us static, desiring unnecessary safety, and pointed towards death. Instead you call us to be in flowerbeds – life that is beautiful, growing, changing, fertilized in the messy dirt of life, and interacting with those you love but society calls dangerous, ugly, and unwanted. Toil in the flowerbeds of our life Lord so that we may be your fruit that feeds those around us with food, life, and your grace. Amen.