Prayer for December 15: Please pray with me. In your words, you teach us to pray that your kingdom will come and that your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. This seems like an easy prayer Lord, yet it is not. Let your kingdom come and your will be done – that means it is not our kingdom or our will. How difficult a prayer is this? What are you asking us to actually pray? Help us to see that we are not in control – you are. Help us to hear the words that tell us that we pray to align ourselves with your will, not our own. We have big plans Lord, or so we think. Yet, your will is so much bigger and better. Help us to be humble enough to set our will aside when we pray and recognize that we are instruments of your peace, hope, joy, mercy, and love. Amen.
Prayer for September 12: Please pray with me. God who is, today we pray that you remind us that we are human beings, not human doings. It is so easy to get caught up in the rat race, the work, the chatter, who’s who and what’s what of life. Yet, you have different plans for us, much better plans for us. Help us to have ears that hear and eyes that see you around us. Give us hands and feet that we may go and be with those that need your presence in their lives. Cause us to pause and just be when we need it most. Amen.