Prayer for April 6: Please Pray with me. God of healing, today we raise up people and things that need healing. So often we recognize the people who need healing, but there are so many others that need healing too. Heal those pets in our lives that need your loving embrace. Heal the plants that have had a rough Spring in the North. Heal our stuff that we rely on to carry out your call for our lives. Amen.
Prayer for November 25: Please pray with me. Where do we start today Lord? Yesterday in the US we said thank you, and today we say “get out of the way, it’s mine. It’s on sale for a limited time. I have to have it.” We think that our stuff will fulfill us, but we know it can’t. We get caught up in the masses who clamor for more, yet there will never be enough. Today is Black Friday – a day dedicated to savings. But I wonder how many of us will recall another Friday, Good Friday, in which the savings were eternal and far more important. Forgive us as we turn your birthday into a golden calf to worship. Help us to see that you are the present that has come and will come again. Help us to live our lives with the joy you give. Amen.
Prayer for August 3: Please pray with me. Eternal God, today we pray that our eyes might be open and see that all that is in the world is but a short breath – here today and gone tomorrow. Why do we attach ourselves to these things? Why do we place so much importance to stuff? Yet we know that one day we will die and it will be left to someone else to deal with. Open our eyes to see what matters most is you. Help us to let go of the things we think are important and come running to you. Amen.