Prayer for March 15

Prayer for March 15: Please pray with me. Long ago, it was written for a certain leader to beware the Ides of March. And death came. Why oh Lord, do we strive for power – to obtain it, to keep it from others, to use it to the detriment of others. Hoarding power leads to fights and ultimately death. Forgive us when we seek power and our own kingdom as opposed to seeking your kingdom.  Amen.

Prayer for February 13

Prayer for February 13: Please pray with me.  God who saves, our prayer today is simple, yet apparently so difficult to remember, believe, and follow.  You are the only one who can save us – not any politician, leader, policy, or political party – it’s not even close.  Yet so many put their faith and trust in these things over faith and trust in you.  Why?  What do we hope to achieve with this?  Glory, power, being remembered, greatness, wealth, longer life?  These are all laughable compared to your love which endures forever beyond the control of any human ruler.  You humble the proud and powerful and bless those who the world curses.  Remind us of which side of the equation you call us to be on.  Amen.

Prayer for January 20

Prayer for January 20: Please pray with me. God of the nations, today we pray for the United States.  We pray for our new President and all new government officials.  We pray that our government officials would seek peace, listen to wisdom, and create an environment were all can thrive.  Remind us that no matter how powerful a government or leader may be, they are ultimately servants.  Remind our officials that no matter what their rank or authority, they are not our savior or salvation – only you are.  Open our eyes to see past the labels and identities we give ourselves – political party, nationality, etc. Instead, help us to see ourselves and others as you see us – Children of God.  Amen.