Weekly Prayer: March 11th, 2021

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Almighty God,

Creator of the heavens and the earth,

Giver of life, sustainer of all things,

We stand in the mist of your glory,

We fall down in the presence of your awesomeness.

Everywhere we look, everything we see is teeming with your wisdom.

The whole earth is filled with your goodness, and we marvel at it.

SELAH

Just as you sustain the world, Lord, sustain our souls.

Just as you fill the earth with your presence, Spirit, fill our homes, our church, our spaces with yourself.

Just as you hold everything together, Father, bind us together, believers, one to another in unity.

Just as you pour out your everlasting love on all things, God, help us to show love to those around us this week.

In Jesus’ name, we pray,

Amen.


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Weekly Prayer: March 14th, 2021

Holy Father, creator of all things seen and unseen,

We come to you as mere dust, mere creatures into the courts of glory and splendour.

We come before a throne of grace and mercy, though we are vengeful and spiteful beings.

We come with our trials, our troubles, our problems, our pandemics; we plead for aid.

It is you alone, The God above all gods, that can help.

It is you alone, Lord of all Lords, that can give us what we truly need in our time of need.

It is you alone, King over everything, that knows what good will come out of the travesty.

We come to you, to reorient ourselves, to look at you in the middle of the storm.

We come to worship, to lift up our gaze beyond what we can see.

We know that you will hear us, answer us, and be with us to the very end.

Amen.


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Weekly Prayer: March 7th, 2021

Sing praises, O church! Sing praises to your God. For the Lord is great, and his mercies abound.

Sing loud, O people of faith. Sing aloud the song of your salvation. For Christ has rescued us from sin and the grave!

Sing the unending song, O children of the Spirit. Sing over and over the goodness and faithfulness that you live in today.

Though the storm clouds may gather, and the enemy boots echo in the valley,

Sing.

For God is still God, the Victor is still victorious, no matter what is coming next.

Christ is still the Resurrected One, the Defeater of Hades and Sin.

So, sing praise, O Church. Sing praise to your God.


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Weekly Prayer: February 28th, 2021

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Lrod,

This has been a hard week. A rough week. A week that didn’t seem to end, even when it was Friday.

I feel drained. I feel weak. I feel emptied.

I need refreshing Lord. I need to be filled with the life of your Spirit. I need you.

Without you, I will waste away to nothing. I will become the dust that I am.

Hear me God, before I am gone. Hear me before the next week starts. I need you.

You are life to me.


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Weekly Prayer: February 21st, 2021

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What we see depends on the lens which we use to look.

Though the land looks barren, rough, and unforgiving, that may not be so.

For in the midst of the rock, there is safety. In the midst of the solid ground, there is a firm foundation. In the midst of the aloneness, there is silence. There is room for you to speak Lord. There is nothing in the way of us hearing your still, small voice. There is nothing to distract us from what you are saying.

In life, there are so many rocky places, God. So many times that things feel barren and rough and unforgiving. Where there is a struggle after hardship and trial after a disaster. But that is not all as it seems.

In these times, in these places, you are at work. Where we see nothing but a valley of bones, you see life. Where we see desolation, you see the opportunity for growth. Where we see an empty rock beach,…You turn everything into something good. You take every bad and evil thing and move it towards something beautiful. You do not cause them, but you rework them into something that reflects your goodness.

Help us to see. Help us to see as you do, to see what you are doing.

Be the lens through which we see the barren, rough, and unforgiving land before us.

Amen.


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Weekly Prayer: February 7th, 2021

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Oh Lord,

I am a broken man before you.

Help me God.

Please.

Amen.


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Weekly Prayer: January 31st, 2021

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Hear me O God. Hear my heart-filled cry.

Save your broken people. Save your troubled children.

The world is filled with chaos. The dragons of the world are ravaging the homeless and hurting. The monsters have left their darken caves to dwell in the houses of your faithful ones.

Hear us. Rescue us. Defeat the enemies that oppress us.

We cannot do it anymore. We cannot do it ouorselves. We need help. We need You.

Selah.

If you do not answer, you are still good.

If you do not rescue us from the dragons and monsters, we know you are still God.

The situations and circumstances we find ourselves in do not change who you are, what you are capable of, or how worthy you are of our worship.

It’s is hard to do sometimes…but you are still God.

You are gracious. You are merciful. You are the good shepherd tending to your sheep, as you know best.

Hear our prayers, and receive our praise.

You are great, O Lord. We worship you, even in this state.

Amen.


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