Prayer for November 17: Please pray with me. God of abundance, today we ask that you touch out lives in ways that show your abundance to us. Turn our hearts to be open to the abundant love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness you give to us. Open our arms to receive the blessings of life you give to us each day. In receiving all things, remind us that it is you who give these to us and you call on us to go out and use these blessings to expand your kingdom. How truly blessed are we that you invite us to participate in the unfolding of your kingdom. How truly blessed are we that you call on us, broken as we are, to respond to what you have given us first, by going out to give these same blessings to others. Thank you God. Amen.
Prayer for August 11: Please pray with me. Holy God, today we pray for physical health and well being. As the Olympics continue, we ask that you protect all the athletes from harm. Be with the medical staff and personal who treat them. Be with the fans that they might cheer for the best effort for their favorites and be kind to those they cheer against. Inspire us to a renewed look at how we are stewards of our body. While we are not Olympic athletes, we are your creation. Strengthen us in our efforts to be good stewards of the body you have given us. Amen.