Prayers for Challenging Times
Painting By Jean Mason http://www.jeanmason.com
O Lord our God, we come before this day to honor our fathers. We grew in your heart before you held us. Thank you for holding us close. You met us fully as you first saw us and loved us unconditionally. You helped us learn to fail and continue to try to succeed patiently (most ofContinue reading “Prayer for Father’s Day”
O Lord our God, I am struck by how often I am challenged by what life sets before me. Help me to see when I am called to stand up to what is wrong and support those who are being prophets in our day. Let me also know and be ready to stand against those who mightContinue reading “Prayer for June 20, 2021”
O God who calls us to take time for ourselves. Thank you when we take the opportunity to retreat and get away from the daily challenges of the world, if only for a little while. Help us to recognize the value of recharging our batteries. Give the wherewithal to know when we are so tired that we cannotContinue reading “Prayer for June 19, 2021”
Joyous God, listening to the voices of the children at camp last night reminded me of how exciting it is to be around young people. Help us to keep them dreaming as long as possible. May we form them in ways that build them up, allow us to show them the power of love and theContinue reading “Prayer for June 18, 2021”
O God of Understanding, help us to discern what you would have us do when we are faced with challenging moments. May we be strengthened in the times when we are called to deal with people who want to hurt us, and find ways to keep our integrity when we fight against those moments. May we beContinue reading “Prayer for June 17, 2021”
When my twin brother died, six months later my father left. There were some very challenging reasons for which he chose to no longer be a part of our lives. What I know know is that we need to give an incredible amount of energy to how we forgive. I saw him only twice before he diedContinue reading “Prayer for June 16,2021”
Ever-present God, thank you for sticking with us when we are distracted by life and reminding us that you are there. In days like today, when we get a late start to praying for the day, help us to know that you never abandon us. May we be present to those we meet today andContinue reading “Prayer for Jun 15, 2021”
Creator God, there are times in our lives when we get the chance to see people dream incredible dreams and actually attain them. Help us to see our own dreams as possible and work hard to make them happen. May we also be a part of making other’s dreams come true. In a time and a world thatContinue reading “Prayer for June 14, 2021”
O God who calls us to rest, help us to release the anxieties and expectations the world thrusts upon us in order to rest. May we know what it is to let you carry our load for a little while. Let us recognize when we are giving too much power to outside forces and expectations and knowContinue reading “Prayer for 2021”
O Lord our God, thank you for the creative people who have found a ways to use their imaginations to make us dream even bigger dreams. From the Rembrandt’s and Picasso’s to the Steinbeck’s and Hemingway’s your have given us people who help us see even more visions than the paintings and stories they created. Thank youContinue reading “Prayer for June 12, 2021”
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