O God, ever flowing with mercy and compassion, you come to lead back to yourself all those who go astray. Preserve your people in your loving care, that we may reject whatever is contrary to you and may follow all things that sustain our life in your Son, Jesus Christ. Keep our hearts and minds centered on your loving care and how to share your love with others. In the name of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
Almighty God, may your word fill our hearts so completely this day that it produces the fruit of your Spirit to witness and serve you as we reach out to others. May you lead us today to those who need to know they are loved by you, and may you lead those to us who help us learn of your grace and your mercy. Bring comfort and peace to all who are suffering in loneliness, or in illness. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
O Lord God you are our shepherd when we go astray. You know each of us by name and our probability of straying through pride, greed or selfish desires. Feed us with your Spirit and teach us to love you as we ought, and to follow Jesus each day in loving others as we love ourselves. Heal us and make us whole so that we can bring your healing love to others. Bring healing to all who are affected by the COVID-19. We pray in Jesus name, Amen.
Almighty God, your Son our Savior suffered at human hands and endured the shame of the cross. He gave his life so that all might come to know you. Grant that we may walk in the way of the cross each day and find in that walk a way of peace and love that comes through the giving of our lives to serve others in Jesus name. Grant that our love may grow stronger each day in the midst of any and all trials that come our way. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Creating God, thank you for your Holy Spirit that guides us in our daily lives. Thank you for loving us and being present to us in every time of our lives, when things seem to go well and when we are perplexed and low. Open our hearts and minds to listen to your guidance in how we can serve you and others in their times of distress and illness, and celebrate with them in their times of joy. Comfort all who mourn, strengthen all who are recovering from illness, and support all who are struggling. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
Lord God, you have hidden your treasure of love deep within us. You call us to visions that we may not understand or believe is possible. May we seek this treasure boldly with all of our hearts so we can know your plans for our lives and follow them in faith. Help us to not be held back by our own fears or estimations of our abilities. Help us to step out in faith to do what you call us to do. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Eternal God, renew us with your Holy Spirit so that all our thoughts and our actions this day are centered in your will. Open our hearts, our minds, and our wills to worship you in truth and sincerity in all that we do. Help us to shine as a light in a world that is darkened by fear, distrust, and anger. Speak to us to strengthen our faith and our witness to your loving kindness, so that we may reach out to support and strengthen others, through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
Holy God, thank you for your Holy Spirit that helps us pray as we ought. Your Spirit guides us in our prayers, our thoughts and our actions, and without you searching our hearts and giving us guidance we would get lost in our own sinful desires. As we wait for healing to come to millions of people who are suffering from Coronavirus, we place our trust in your Word that tells us that all things work together for good for those who love you. May we bring your healing presence in the midst of this pandemic to others, and may we stay tuned to your Spirit’s guidance. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
O God of truth and hope, your Son spent time in prayer each day followed by serving others, and he taught us to pray and gave us examples of serving. May we understand that our prayer time with you is to be followed with acts of love, healing, and hope to others. Grant us O Lord, a vision of all that we might be and do this day for your kingdom, and enable us to live out each moment with those great possibilities as our vision of hope. Help us put action to those visions. In Jesus Holy name we pray. Amen
Gracious and loving God, may your love for all people so fill our hearts that we discover new ways of reaching out to bring hope to others in these days of the pandemic. We pray for our world to learn to put their trust in you as they face their fears of this disease, the fears of failure in their business, fears of being beaten down financially, or fears of losing those they love to this virus. Teach us to open our hearts to those who fear, who are defeated, and to all to bring hope and salvation in Jesus name. Amen.