Prayers for Challenging Times
Painting By Jean Mason http://www.jeanmason.com
You proclaimed the year of Jubilee, O God, and announced what our mission should be in how we respond to those in need. It was proclaimed in Isaiah and by you that we should work toward a world that looks out for the poor, the oppressed, the sick and imprisoned. Help us to become JubileeContinue reading “Prayer for January 23, 2022”
Help those who are struggling, Loving God, to be open to your presence. Society expects us to work through things without asking for help and in such a lonely way. May they know that with you, they are never alone, and that there are people who truly care for them and want to be thereContinue reading “Prayer for January 22, 2022”
I am grateful, Loving God, for the gifts you have given me. Most especially, I am thankful for the people who have been a part of my journey through life. They have been there for all the great and challenging moments of my life. Many for a lifetime, and others for just a small portionContinue reading “Prayer for January 21, 2022”
May we be present to those we meet today. Let us endeavor to journey with the people we meet this and everyday. Allow us to share our story with theirs and invite them into our narrative. Our lives are filled with stories that have people who are a part of it all our lives andContinue reading “Prayer for January 20, 2022”
O God of Grace and Glory, help us to be the people you have called us to become. Let us see when our actions affect others and guide us as we navigate the challenges of our day. Help us to find the direction we need when we are struggling. May we ask for help withoutContinue reading “Prayer for January 19, 2022”
Help us O God to ask to take responsibility for our actions both good and bad. Let us be thankful to those who have helped us to accomplish so much and also to be able to admit when we have let those same people down. May we know that we are loved enough that weContinue reading “Prayer for January 18, 2022”
Thank you God for the times when we can get away from all the distractions of the world so much that we have to try to get a cell or Wi-Fi signal. The gift of being completely free to just be present to the moment without all the outside forces pulling us in different directionsContinue reading “Prayer for January 18, 2022”
Thank you God for reminding us of the beauty of your creation. As I look out the window at freshly falling snow and the wonder of the almost silence of it falling, I am grateful for all the many ways your weather calls us to new beginnings. Whether it is the smell that accompaniesContinue reading “Prayer for January 16, 2022”
Caring God, we ask your prayers for those who struggle to sleep. May whatever is causing their minds to be so busy that they cannot find the rest and refreshment that sleep provides be cured. If it is anxiety over some event or problem with which they are presented, help them to find a wayContinue reading “Prayer for January 15, 2022”
As this work week ends and we begin to look at what for many is a long weekend and what appears to be inclement weather, may we take the opportunity to find rest and relaxation. Let us celebrate the time with family that being stuck inside provides. Help us to enjoy not having to doContinue reading “Prayer for January 14, 2022”
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