God of grace and glory, you have given us the privilege of living in a free land. We give you thanks for all those throughout the history of our nation who gave all that they could give, even their lives for this freedom. As we celebrate the founding of our nation today, may we remember that this freedom did not come easily. May we remember that the freedom from sin that you give us cost your life on a cruel cross. Help us value the freedom we share as a nation, so that we can reach out to others to share the freedom from sin with others. In your Holy name we pray. Amen.
Gracious and loving Father, your kingdom is truth and love. Help me this day to see more clearly and to journey more consistently along the path you would have me go, to meet those you would have me meet, to heal those to whom you would have me bring your healing love, and to share your grace with all I meet. Equip me for the tests and rigors of this day. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen
O Father God, thank you for saving me and choosing me to serve as one of your kingdom workers. I want to be your willing servant this day and always. Let your life, your light of love, flow through me according to your will. Use me to help others come to know and trust you. Use me to give sight to someone who is groping in the darkness of fear. Use me to give encouragement to those who are lonely. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
O Father God, thank you for saving me and choosing me to serve as one of your kingdom workers. I want to be your willing servant this day and always. Let your life, your light of love, flow through me according to your will. Use me to help others come to know and trust you. Use me to give sight to someone who in groping in the darkness of fear and encourage someone who is lonely. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Dear Lord, I thank you for this new day. Thank you for being my faithful companion in life and for your word of life spoken to my deepest need. I love you Lord God, and pledge this day to live in allegiance to you and your kingdom. Guide me to serve those in need, and guide those to me who will show me your will and your love. Open my eyes to your glory, your love and your mercy. I desire to walk in your ways. Through the name of Jesus Christ, you Son. Amen.
Merciful and forgiving God, show me the way to wholeness, and obedience. Fill me with your loving Spirit so that I may be cleansed from any personal spite and hard feelings toward others. May your peace descend like a dove on people of all races and creeds and change the hearts of all who are angry, hurt, disgruntled or holding grudges. Help us follow your command to love others as we love ourselves, especially those we they find it difficult to love. May you lead me this day to be an instrument of your grace. I pray in the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Gracious Father, as I read and hear your Word this day, give me an understanding that will fill my heart and mind for the direction of all my actions, and for the foundation of my faith. I ask today for your creative power to guide our nation’s leaders to make decisions that bring life, joy and peace for the people of our nation and for our relationships with all other nations and people of the world. May your power create life, and freedom, to restore relationships between people for wholeness. In Jesus name, Amen.
Almighty God, you are able to make all things new and restore life anew every morning. May your Spirit guide me in the choices I make this day, so that I am not conformed to this world but transformed by the renewal of your Spirit in me. I pray for your healing power to bring healing to those who are ill. May you guide those who are working to develop a serum for the prevention of COVID-19, and strengthen those who serve to treat the coronavirus patients, to return them to good health. It is in Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Father of mercies, I lift up my eyes to you this day to place my life with all its cares, labors, duties, joys and sorrows in your care. May I walk in your ways giving all my concerns, fears, or worries to you. Guide my thoughts, words, and actions this day and every day. As I face each of the circumstances and events of this day, may your Spirit fill me with the right responses, and may I never rely on things more than I rely on you. In the name of Jesus my Lord, I pray. Amen
Almighty, ever living God, you have blessed us with people around us who love you and serve you. They bless our lives through the gift of your loving grace. Thank you Lord for those who strengthen our faith. May we give that same affirmation of your love to others. Throughout this day lead us to those persons who need to be blessed by your love and forgiveness. Dispel our fears and guide our hearts to serve you in love and mercy all those we meet this day. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.