A Prayer of Thanksgiving and for Strength

We give you thanks upon thanks, O Lord our God, Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, by all means, at all times, in all places. For you have sheltered, assisted, supported, and led us on through the past times of our lives, and brought us to this hour. O good and loving, grant … Continue reading A Prayer of Thanksgiving and for Strength

A Prayer for Defense and Deliverance

We ask you, Master, be our helper and defender. Rescue those of our number in distress; raise up the fallen; assist the needy; heal the sick; turn back those of your people who stray; feed the hungry; release our captives; revive the weak; encourage those who lose heart. Let all the nations realize that you … Continue reading A Prayer for Defense and Deliverance

Be Present at Our Table, Lord

Be present at our table, Lord; Be here and everywhere adored; Thy creatures bless, and grant that we May feast in paradise with Thee. We thank Thee, Lord, for this our food, For life and health and every good; By Thine own hand may we be fed; Give us each day our daily bread. We … Continue reading Be Present at Our Table, Lord

Prayer Reflecting on the Shooting in Orlando, Florida, June 2016

Father in heaven, your holy Word tells us to mourn with those who mourn, and to not repay evil with evil, but to overcome evil with good (Romans 12). Day by day your people pray “Deliver us from evil.” It grieves us to see evil and violence. We are grieved once again by the shooting … Continue reading Prayer Reflecting on the Shooting in Orlando, Florida, June 2016

Prayer Reflecting on the Shooting at Umqua Community College in Oregon, October 2015

Father in heaven, day by day your people pray “Deliver us from evil.” It grieves us to see evil and violence. We are grieved once again by the shooting last week in Oregon. We pray for those who live with anger—move them to seek help and move friends, family and others who sense that anger … Continue reading Prayer Reflecting on the Shooting at Umqua Community College in Oregon, October 2015