Prayer for September 27: Please pray with me. God of the church, today we pray that you would touch your church. Remind us that your church is both family and community. Remind us that these terms comes with strengths and weaknesses, challenges and opportunities. We ask that you would awaken your church to the possibilities you have in store for us. 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 November 16: Please pray with me. God of the cosmos, today we pray for your church. We are fond of claiming that the church is more than the building, yet how we latch and attach ourselves onto the importance of our buildings. Remind us that the church is called to not only care for those inside the church, but we are called to go out from the building, having been fed with your word and sacrament, so that we can serve our neighbors. Amen.
Prayer for April 27: Please pray with me. God who calls us and sends us, today we pray for your church. Call up leaders who will work to build the Kingdom of God, not just personal kingdoms of church. We pray that church members would be disciples and not just members of another organization. We pray that all Christians would follow your call to go out of the church building to make disciples, spread your word, and serve those in need leaving division and judgement behind to wither and die. Amen.