Lord God of all creation, may we be reminded that your deliverance in the resurrection of Jesus over our last enemy of death is assurance of life. Help us to be faithful in our daily walk with you, knowing that you are always in the process of bringing life to fulfillment. In the silence of our darkest hour may we feel your steadfast love that Jesus Christ brings to us. May we live this day with the hope of resurrection that swallows up death and darkness and brings light for our earthly journey. May your grace grow in us and through us to guide us this day. Thank you faithful God for the resurrected life you share with us and for the promise of your grace for a new day. Amen.
Dear Father in heaven, as your Son chose to suffer and die for the sins of the world, help us to understand that suffering is part of our lives as we walk with Jesus each day. Fill us with your Holy Spirit that we will boldly reach out to others who need to see Jesus in the midst of their suffering, their fear, their loneliness and disappointment. Fill us with the confidence of your love that as we face these days we are assured that you are with us, sharing in our pain and our sorrow. We pray, in the holy name of Jesus our Savior. Ame
God of hope, the reality of the pain and agony that people are experiencing during the aftermath of hurricane Laura and this COVID-19 crisis fills each day with more new cases, and deaths. Help us hold up the blessed hope of healing and restoration for all who suffer. We seek you O God, for support. Your Word tells us to “… wait upon the Lord and we will be renewed,” and so we wait and pray in hope of renewal in health and wellness, in hope for each of our communities that have been utterly destroyed in the hurricane, and in hope for safety and loving care for each other. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Gracious Father, your love for creation and the people of this earth bolsters my spirit as I long for the day when people’s lives are restored from hurricanes and there is a vaccine for the corona virus and this deadly disease is being controlled. Just as you surely wept over Jesus death on the cross, I know that you share the pain and sorrow that so many are experiencing in the aftermath of hurricane Laura and during this pandemic. Help us to grieve with them, pray for them, support and encourage them in their time of sorrow and assist them in their recovery after a storm. Fill us with your love so that we may share your grace and mercy with others. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Eternal and everlasting God, bring comfort and safety to all who were in the pathway of hurricane Laura. Protect them and strengthen them as they begin to pick up the pieces of their lives and deal with the clean-up. Show us how we can help them begin to heal and bring restoration to them. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior we pray. Amen.
Heavenly Father, lead us this day, to share your grace with others through virtual communication as we are separated physically from them. May we always celebrate the joy of being in your presence. Merciful God, make us instruments of your peace and grace this day. Stretch us beyond our own self-images and self interests to where you wait for us to reach out to others who are lonely with hope. Give us the wisdom and confidence to do your will so that others may live and grow in your grace. In the precious name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
Lord God, as this day begins we pray that you will guide our attitude to be grateful and joyful so that we do not allow fear or sadness to erode our faith. When we hear of those who have died with the corona virus, and when we hear the desperate needs of so many. Give us the courage to let our faith and trust in you drive our attitudes and behaviors so that we always rely on you to lead us through all the events of life. Give us the compassion of Christ Jesus who sought to bring healing to those who were hurting. In His name we pray, Amen.
Almighty and ever living God, we seek your guidance in our lives in all that we do and say. May our prayers be a constant dialogue with you throughout this day. May we live in a relationship with you and in steady consciousness of your presence in our work, in our homes and in all our relationships. Through a continued awareness of your voice in our hearts, may your will be done in our lives. Make your dwelling place with each of us throughout this day and all our lives long. We pray in Jesus Holy name, Amen.
Gracious God, thank you for our families, friends and neighbors, for our daily bread, for the rain and the dew that brings growth from a parched earth. We thank you for all the many ways you bless our lives. Thank you for being with us, in us, and all around us as we spend time physically separated from others. Be with all who have lost their homes in the California fires, and protect all those who are fighting the fires. May this day we spend time sitting quietly in your presence, reading your Word and listening to you speak to our hearts. Give us the grace to listen for your voice in the Words of Jesus, and recognize your Son and our Messiah as he comes to us in the silence. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord we pray. Amen
Gracious God, We give you thanks with our whole heart for all the blessings of being your children, and sharing the joy of relationship in you with others. Give us the qualities of character we need to do what you have put us here to be and do in your name. May your Spirit lead and guide us to the works of grace you desire for each of us this day. As we continue to work from home and share your love with others via virtual communication we give thanks to you for increasing our faith and strength of soul. In the name of Christ our Lord we pray. Amen.