Prayer for May 5: Please pray with me. God of creation, today we give you thanks for your creation and that we are blessed to enjoy it. Help us to be good stewards of your creation – knowing that it is not ours, but rather we are caretakers of it. Help us to see clearly your vision for creation in Revelation 21 – that you will return and abide with us here, not be swept off to somewhere else. When you made creation you said it was good. In Revelation you reveal that you will be returning to that good creation. We wait in hopeful anticipation of your return to us. Amen.
Prayer for April 10: Please pray with me. God who turns the world right side up, today we remember your Son who went into the Temple and turned the money changers tables over. In doing this, he challenged the status quo of the world, where greed was most important. Turn out greed from our lives Lord. We are but stewards of what we have. You call on us to use what has been given to us to care for others. Give us the courage to recognize that it’s all yours. Amen.
Prayer for February 7: Please pray with me. God who is master of all, today we pray that we would recognize that we are your creation, we are not really in control, and that our job is not to control others or creation, but to be stewards. Take our desire for power and control and use it to change us into wanting to care for creation and others around us. Amen.
Prayer for November 17: Please pray with me. God of history, so often we mark time based on historical events that include war, death, and rulers of this world. Yet, we know that all time belongs to you and your kingdom. You see time differently – as a gift that you give us. Help us to be good stewards of that gift as we live our call to be followers of you and serve our neighbors. Amen.