Forgiving and loving God, you have saved us by your grace by faith. We cannot boast of anything that we have done to earn your love, your forgiveness and your mercy. You have made us your children through Christ Jesus. We pray that your Holy Spirit will lead us this day to help others come to know your grace and forgiveness through our interactions with all those we meet. Be our guide and our light in the world today. Through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, we pray. Amen.
O God of hope, we give you thanks for another day added to our lives. Direct our thoughts and actions to depend on your Grace and Mercy as we live out this day for you. When grief and sorrow threaten to crush our faith, when doubts are multiplied by disappointments, may we be reassured that you are with us by the presence of your Holy Spirit. Open our hearts to listen to your Spirit teach us your ways and lead us to act boldly through your grace, and mercy. May we share the joy of our salvation through Jesus Christ in all our thoughts and actions. In Jesus Holy Name we pray, Amen.
Creating God, create in us your righteousness, your compassion and your strength so that we can carry your gifts of healing to others. Strengthen us in your ways and uphold us by your righteous hand. In times of sorrow, and in times of fearful waiting may we use this time in prayer with you, so that we can in turn bring hope and strength to those around us. Remind us that you are always close to the brokenhearted and you save those who are crushed in spirit. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
O God, Jesus Christ promised that he would never leave us orphaned. Send us out this day to bring his Spirit of Truth and Hope to those who feel abandoned and lonely. We pray that your Holy Spirit, will guide us in doing the works of faith that bring healing and comfort, joy and blessing to others. Help us to be part of the healing process to those around us. Come to us O God in our silence and fill us with your presence. In Jesus holy name we pray, Amen.
Eternal Father, as we begin another week with many of the businesses now opening up, may we not forget to observe safe health practices to protect others and ourselves against the coronavirus. Comfort all who are in need, and help us to be patient in the restoration of our society. We give you thanks for the generosity of so many who are assisting those in need and we pray for your guidance and support to those who have lost all of their income and are still waiting to work. Give us patience in waiting for the healing of our world. Shelter us in your loving arms. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Father God, as Jesus reassured his disciples of his continued presence with them, after his approaching death, through the Holy Spirit, may we each feel that same reassurance this day. May His Spirit reassure us that He is our truth, our way and our life, so that we can grow to become more like Jesus every day. When we feel alone or abandoned, fill our hearts and minds with trust in you so that we can encourage others to believe in you. Through Jesus Christ, who lives with You and the Holy Spirit one God, we pray. Amen.
Ever present God, your Spirit opens the door of assurance to us through your Word and through prayers. Thank you for always being present and for loving us. May your love prompt us this day to love the unlovable as well as those who are easy to love. Strengthen our faith in You and make us a strong witness of your Grace to others. Show us to whom we can take the love of Jesus to this day. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
Lord God, we come before you today grieving the loss of so many people to the coronavirus throughout the world. We grieve with their loved ones and all people who feel lonely and abandoned. Comfort the hearts of all who mourn, and may your Holy Spirit speak your words of promise and hope to us all. Show each of us how to act in the love of Christ this day to those we meet. Through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, we pray. Amen.
O God of grace and glory, thank you for another day you have added to our lives. Direct our paths to live out your purpose this day. May we become more and more like Jesus in sharing your love with others. Guide our thoughts, our actions with your Holy Spirit that others will come to know and trust in you. Wherever you lead us may we act boldly through your grace, and mercy. May we share the joy of your salvation in all our thoughts and actions. In Jesus Holy Name we pray, Amen.
Creating and Redeeming God, In you, O Lord, we always seek refuge. You are our rock and our fortress in all times. In your righteousness, deliver us and strengthen us. Because you have redeemed us through your Son Jesus Christ, we are called to reach out to others this day who need to know that you love them and walk beside them in their fear, their illness, and their despair. Strengthen our faith and show us to whom we can share your love. Protect and reveal yourself to our loved ones and our friends and acquaintances. We pray to you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.