Prayer for March 22

Prayer for March 22: Please pray with me. God of mission, you call on us to be your disciples.  You called the disciples in the bible by simply stating “follow me.”  And they did.  You didn’t say, “follow me when you have your act together,” or “follow me when you are ready,” or “follow me when you have learned the correct beliefs.” Rather, you said, “follow me.”  Following you is inconvenient and uncomfortable Lord.  And it should be.  Encountering you means that our lives are about to change.  Make us so uncomfortable and inconvenienced by poverty, war, shootings, violence, homelessness, human trafficking, prostitution, broken relationships, drugs, additions, pornography, corruption, narcissism, inflated egos, division, and greed that we are moved to act.  Move us to live out the grace, forgiveness, love, peace, and hope that you give us.  Let it spread from us to all the world.  Put us on mission so that your mission may spread and your kingdom may grow.  Amen.

Prayer for February 23

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 September 7

Prayer for September 7: Please pray with me. God who accomplishes all things, today we pray that we would let go of the need to be so very busy.  Help us to realize that all that needs to be accomplished has been accomplished.  Help us to see that our work is not something that advances our salvation, yet it is our call and vocation to participate in your mission to the world – to reconcile and restore creation’s relationship with you.  Amen.

Prayer for May 17

Prayer for May 17: Please pray with me. Life changing God, today we pray that your message of grace, hope and love would blast through all walls, barriers, divisions, and limits that humanity has set up.  Touch the lives of those who so desperately need it. Move us to get up and get going to carry out your message and mission Lord, not waiting for someone else to do it.  You call us out of comfort to be comfort to others.  Give us the strength and courage to go and do what you first gave to us.  Amen.