Prayer for June 26

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

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 1

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.