Prayer for August 10: Please pray with me. Faithful God, today we pray that we may hear your words with new ears, ready to hear old promises. You were faithful to Abraham promising him a land and people. You fulfilled that promise. You promise us life. Help us to see that promise coming true in our lives. Help us to see though that you work on a different time table than we do. You fulfill your promises Lord, just not when we want them to be fulfilled. We are impatient – help us to take a more eternal view of the promises you make. Amen.
Prayer for August 9: Please pray with me. Faithful God, sometimes we forget what faith is. We want to believe that faith is something we do. We are told though that faith is the assurance of things unseen – that it comes from you and is a gift. How else to make any sense of it? You give us faith, we respond with trust. The faith you give, makes us able to go and be servants to those around us. We trust you God. Amen.
Prayer for August 8: Please pray with me. Faithful God, you give us the gift of faith so that we can respond in trust. You promise us so much and have never failed in upholding those promises. Yet we doubt. Help us in our doubt to remember your faithfulness and to see it being played out in our lives. Amen.