Prayer for March 6. Please pray with me. God to forgives, we ask for forgiveness. We stumble, we fall, we live in broken relationships, we brake relationships. We sin. Forgive us, we pray. And help us to receive your forgiveness. Help us to forgive ourselves. Help us to forgive others. Amen.
Prayer for February 23: Please pray with me. God of mission, touch our hearts today with your Spirit. Make them burn with a desire to be radical – to radically love, forgive, show mercy, and walk the way of peace. Let us be fools for you in ways that touch hearts that need your touch. Amen.
Prayer for January 27: Please pray with me. God of the Word, we use words in many ways – sometimes we use words to control and manipulate, to bring pain and suffering, to destroy and divide. Yet we are reminded each week that you forgive us. You give us different words for our lives – words of that enhance life, words that bring all to abundance, words that heal, words that accompany, words that reconcile, words that forgive, words that give hope and promise, words of love. In the moment before we speak, help us to choose these life-affirming words of future fulfillment of your kingdom Lord. Amen.
Prayer for December 13: Please pray with me. In the words you taught us you tell us to forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. What a difficult prayer Lord! Forgive us as we forgive – do we really want that? How difficult is that? It seems impossible Lord. But our brother wronged us, we are justified in lashing out. But our enemies hunt us down, we are justified in destroying them. This is not an easy prayer Lord. We’d rather be forgiven without having to change. But you remind us that forgiveness is not just a one-way street. We forgive because we have been turned from a way of violence, anger, retribution, and vengeance. Forgive us Lord and turn us. Give us the courage and power to forgive others who have wronged us first. Give us the strength to be bold in forgiving, that we might know the joy of true forgiveness. Amen.
Prayer for August 26: Please pray with me. God of forgiveness, today we ask for forgiveness. We need it Lord, but are often afraid to ask or acknowledge our need. We screw up, mess up, hurt those closest to us. We don’t know why we do this, but we do. Forgive us Lord, that we might also be able to forgive those who have wronged us or hurt us also. Make us an instrument of forgiveness. Amen.