Praise be to You O Lord, for You have written in our hearts the beauty of Your law, may all the world come to know the everliving God within them
Heavenly Father, humble us to relinquish our power and our treasures on earth, that we might gain something greater.
Rid us of wordly notions of truth and justice and place in us only a desire for Your righteousness and Your peace. May we be comforted knowing Your love for us is perfect and Your plans for us will bring You glory. Let all our deeds come from Your hands and may we find Your will when we come before You asking to know it.
Save us from darkness God, and bring Your light to lead us, for where You are, Your people long to be.
Psalm 119: 9-16
Holy Father, who yearns for Your people, You have loved us when the world found no value in our being. Despite our failings, Your son was tortured and killed that those weaknesses might be removed; that we would not be separated from the depth and greatness of Your love, but remain in it. We ask that You would hear the prayers of Your people as we come before You today.
Almighty God, You have gathered Your people from all lands and nations and You do not abandon those who fear You, May Your church be bound in unity. Let those who walk in righteousness come forth to teach, and those whose ways are careless be led in obedience.
Everliving God, Send forth Your word and power that all might know of Your goodness. Let those who hold hatred within them be cleansed by Your spirit. May those who covet power and wealth be revealed to the beauty of those gifts that cannot be owned. Let them who walk daily with suffering and hunger, know the blessings of Your kingdom. May nations suffering from the perils of war, be granted rest from violence. May those fighting in all wars know of Your compassion.
Gracious Father, grant us wisdom to know that our beginnings and endings are not bound by earthly time, but that You alone trace our journey’s and our resting places. Almighty God, who cares for Your people, grant wisdom to those within this parish, that we may be fruitful in bringing Your word to those in our midst.
Father we look to You and live, through Your son our sins are no more. Our debt is vast but you demand no repayment from us. Our inequities our great, but still you grant us perfect love. We are not given what we deserve. For You O Lord grant us life and we need only look to You and live.
Almighty and merciful God, who never ceased to guide His people even as they grew impatient in the desert, show Your mercy also upon us as we discern Your will. Lord Grant us grace that we might not become resentful when Your will for us is unclear. As the Israelites suffering was held in the greater context of redemption, allow us to place our own suffering in the context of Your purpose and love for us. Father, grant us wisdom, that we would know that Your plans are higher than our own.
Create in us a clean heart O God and fill us with compassion for our neighbor, that those who enter into our lives might know of Your goodness as well as Your truth.
Heavenly Father, take from ourselves any worry for the task You have placed before us, and allow our thoughts to rest instead on the glory that You shall reveal.
We ask all these things through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Numbers 21: 4-9
Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22
Ephesians 2: 1-10
John 3: 14-21
Lord, thank You for joy, and thank You for compassion amongst Your people
Let those who seek to follow You be surrounded by Your holy saints and great clouds of witnesses
that they may not grow weary of proclaiming Your mercy
But that they would always have fresh hope to draw on
that all the world might come to know You through Your servant
The song of Your glory Lord, is played from day to day, the water whispers it to the land, and the land raises it to the creatures that dwell on it. When we hear this song, let us be reminded of Your glory. Let us be reminded that we are a people called to bring the message of Christ crucified to the farthest ends of the earth.
May our eyes a light at the message of the cross,and our hearts rejoice at the purity of Your truths.
For Your wisdom is greather than anything we know, and Your strength is more powerful than we can fathom.
Fill us with a desire for the continuance of Your church, that it would be a place of holiness and righteousness.
Clothe us with salvation and find us singing in joy, for we know that You will give what is good in the land and Your love will endure through every generation
We ask all these things through Jesus Christ our Lord
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
John 2: 13-22
-This isn’t my prayer but a passage from Matthew 6 and 7 and also a song
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
and His righteousness
and all these things shall be added unto you
Ask and it shall be given unto you
seek and ye shall find
knock and the door shall be opened unto you
Lord, come with might and take my life
take the doubts that plague me and the anger that I feel towards You and Your people
take my immoral thoughts and my hatred
take my every sinful thought, take every ugly thing that is within me
take it into Yourself for I cannot hold it any longer
take all of me, that I may take You
Lord come with might and take my life