Prayer for June 26: Please pray with me. Holy God of all creation, today we pray for people of all faiths. Help us to see each other as children of God, not bitter enemies that need to be destroyed and killed. Help us to learn to listen to one another so we can live in peace. Help us to be peaceful and graceful to our neighbors of different faiths and no faith at all. Help us to live like you have taught us – to be peaceful to those around us regardless of their beliefs. Amen.
Prayer for June 2: Please pray with me. God who gathers us together, today we pray for all synods who gather together today. Guide their discussions and deliberations. Speak through their decisions and declarations. Bless all those who will be ordained and consecrated. Help us to celebrate where your will is being unleashed. Motivate us to step in the way of injustice where it is rolling freely. Amen.
Prayer for May 4: Please pray with me. God of congregations, today we ask for a blessing on congregations. Congregations gather in to community, hear your word, experience you, and are sent out to be your hands and feet. Bless them so they can be a blessing on others. 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 14: Please pray with me. On this Good Friday, we pray for all who are near death. Accompany the dying as they take their last breaths. Give them peace and assurance. Be with the family and friends of those who are dying – be a comfort for them. Be with those who will die alone – be present to them so they will not die in fear. Amen.
Prayer for April 13: Please pray with me. On this Maundy Thursday, we life up all who hunger. Feed them Lord. Feed them the bread of life that sustains life and causes us to thrive. Fill the bellies of those that hunger. Fill also those that hunger for more than food. Give them satisfaction for what they hunger. Amen.
Prayer for April 11: Please pray with me. God who teaches, today we remember how you Son went into the Temple one last time to teach. Bless the teachers in our lives. Bless teachers with patience, wisdom, and energy. Help us to be supportive of our teachers as they mold and form our children. Amen.