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.
Merciful God, if not for you we would remain lost in sin and confusion. We give you thanks for your extravagant grace and mercy that frees us from sin and calls us into a loving relationship with you and with others. As we enter into our work this day, may our lives shine with the love that you shower on us. May we open our hearts to the needs of others and respond with your grace and mercy to feel their pain, their anguish, and walk with them to support them. Hold us in your loving arms even as a mother holds her baby. In the name of your Son, or Savior we pray. Amen.
Gracious Lord, as we begin this day, may your Word so fill our hearts and minds that we choose to serve you in all that we do and say. Remind us that the meaning of our lives is always in you, so that even when it seems we are going in circles and not making any progress, we will not despair or feel that all is lost. Assure us that in all places and in all things and circumstances of life you are with us, supporting us and guiding us through the confusion. Thank you for friends and loved ones who walk with us on this journey of life. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
God our Father, sometimes it seems the demands of life loom larger than we can comprehend, and we get lost in the fray. Help us be aware of the simplicity that comes from living our lives intentionally from the inside outward rather than from the outside in. Support us with your Holy Spirit so that we are intentionally living to love you and our neighbor in all or our decisions. May all that we do this day be done in your name and for your sake. In Jesus Christ our Lord we pray. Amen.
Almighty God, our creator, we give you thanks for our Pastors, church leaders, our Mayor, and community leaders. Guide them with you Spirit and bless them. WE thank you , O Lord God for our Fathers, and their guidance in our lives. Bless each one this day as we remember and celebrate their many gifts. Help us, we pray, to know the duty and responsibilities of this day that you have assigned us, that we may so live our lives that the world may be a better place for all your creatures. Reveal to us those things that we can do, say or be, so that others may see Jesus Christ through us. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.