Prayer for July 7

Prayer for July 7: Please pray with me.  God of leadership, where do we begin?  Our culture seems to lack leadership – leadership that creates an environment where all can thrive, where there can be peace, where we pursue justice, where we are good stewards, where we treat others with respect.  Give leaders wisdom to know that leadership is best when it seeks the good for as many as possible.  Amen.

Prayer for July 5

Prayer for July 5: Please pray with me.  God of creation, today we ask that you sweep over the land and water and refresh creation.  We haven’t been good stewards of creation Lord.  Forgive us for our lust to get as much as we can out of the earth.  Help us to see that good stewardship means taking care of what is not ours and using it responsibly.  Amen.

Prayer for March 14

Prayer for March 14: Please pray with me. God of creation, we are reminded yet again that we are not in control of your creation.  Rather we are stewards of it.  Yet, even as stewards, we don’t control it.  Creation is yours.  You call on us to care for it.  Help us do that.  We also ask that you protect all those who suffer from nature and its wrath in the form of blizzards.  Be with all those who must work in the midst of the storm – emergency personnel, electrical line workers, police, firefighters, those who treat and clear the roads, news organizations and so many more – we ask that you keep them safe.  Amen.

Prayer for February 24

Prayer for February 24: Please pray with me.  God of creation, today we pray for your creation.  Guide us in the way of being faithful stewards of your creation.  Remind us that all that is, is yours.  Even the things that we think we have earned and that we think we deserve – yup, they are yours too.  Make us good stewards of all that you give us, so that we can hand it on to the next generation of your stewards.  Amen.

Prayer for February 15

Prayer for February 15: Please pray with me.  God who labors, today we are reminded that you are a God who creates and works in that creation.  We are your creation.  You have called us to be stewards of that creation, including ourselves.  You are also a God of rest who calls us to rest.  Help us to be good stewards and laborers.  Give us the courage to rest also at appropriate times.  Amen