This past Sunday during the Shepherd's Prayer in our worship service, one of our congregation's spiritual shepherds prayed an incredible prayer over us and for us. The line in his prayer that really stood out to me was when he asked God to put people in our lives "who would rebuke us when we make … Continue reading Can You Pray This?
Here's a prayer "mix-tape" from some of the Apostle Paul's epistles that will bless you as you enter a new year... I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that … Continue reading A New Year’s Prayer
The God Who Yearns and Waits for Us by Walter Brueggemann We are strange conundrums of faithfulness and fickleness. We cleave to you in all the ways that we are able. We count on you and intend our lives to be lived for you, and then we find ourselves among your people who are always … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Prayer
Lord, Today is a day of masks. Funny masks, scary masks, superhero masks, celebrity masks, political masks. Masks. On Halloween we dress up as other people, other professions, and other characters. Pretending to be someone else - someone we're not, someone we maybe wish we were. If only it were just for this day. Too … Continue reading Masks (A Prayer)
Our Father who art in heaven, We praise your great and glorious name. We believe that you are the Creator of the universe, and we believe that you have created every man, woman, and child for your good pleasure. We believe that you have made every person to be a person of inherent worth and … Continue reading Sent (A Prayer)
From Here's My Heart: Prayers by Ray Hardin... When the bottom drops out of our world and we feel the earth give way beneath us; When light is displaced by utter darkness and we sense the danger all around us; When the known fades into the unknown and we cannot see the path ahead; Then, … Continue reading Where Would We Be?
Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Monday was June 25th. To most, that date is just another date on the calendar. Nothing special. Nothing noteworthy. Just another day. But not to me. June 25th is my son's birthday, and this year he would have been 17. If he would have lived. But he didn't. So for 16 years now, June 25th … Continue reading “Not Your Will”
Leadership and productivity expert Michael Hyatt recommends having a workday startup ritual - a set of routines that tell your mind and body that it is time to work. The ritual doesn't have to be long or complicated; it's just something that helps you get into the flow of your workday. Some rituals include checking … Continue reading A Workday Startup Prayer
I continue to be so grateful for what God is doing in our church family, so here's a prayer of thanksgiving to start the week... Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving kindness to us and all whom you have made. We … Continue reading A Prayer of Thanksgiving