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"Prayer is the key that opens the day and secures the night."

prayer suggestions from Jennifer DeWeerth, February 6, 2007

To Start the Day

"Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks.
For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. "
1 Thessalonians 5:16-1

Thank you gracious God, for every good gift this day will bring.
Thank you for grace sufficient for every moment.
Thank you that nothing in life or death this day can separate me from you and your love in Christ Jesus.

Arrow Prayers for the Day

Lord, I want to go where You want me to go Do what You want me to do Be what You want me to be Save me!
Negro Spiritual

God be with me in this, Thy Day, every day, and every way, with me and for me in this Thy day.
Prayer from the Hebridean Altars

Repeat inserting your children's names and those of other special people in your life in place of 'me.'

Lord, think Your thoughts in me
Do Your work through me
Build Your peace in me
Share Your love through me.
Marion Wright Edelman

To Secure the Night

"I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, 0 Lord, make me lie down in safety. "
Psalm 4:8

I Thank You For Those Things That Are Yet Possible

Thank You

  • for work which engages me in an internal debate between right and reward and stretches me toward responsibility to those who pay for my work, and those who cannot pay because thy have no work;
  • for justice which repairs the devastations of poverty;
  • for liberty which extends to the captives of violence;
  • for healing which binds up the broken-bodied and the broken-hearted;
  • for bread broken for all the hungry earth;
  • for good news of love which is stronger than death;
  • and for peace for all to sit under fig trees and not be afraid;
  • for my calling... my life.
Ted Loder

Lord, unwrinkle my tired soul
Unsnarl my garbled thoughts and words
Unwind my gnarled nerves
And let me relax in Thee.

Now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray thee, Lord, thy child to keep.
Thy love guard me through the night
And wake me to the morning bright.

 

 

prayer suggestions from Madeline McDonald, February 11, 2007

Jesus and prayer

When Jesus was preparing for the biggest endeavor of his life, his ministry
"He spent 40 days in the wilderness, alone in prayer"
Luke 4:2

When Jesus had terrible news and was distressed
"He withdrew to a lonely place apart"
Matthew 14:13

When Jesus was weary
"He went up on the mountain by himself to pray"
Matthew 14:23

When Jesus needed a new perspective and guidance
"He withdrew again to the mountain by himself"
John 6:15

Before the calling of his twelve disciples
"All night he continued in prayer to God"
Luke 6:12

When Jesus was worried about a loved one
"He prayed for him"
Luke 22:32

When Jesus was tempted and needed strength to do the right thing
"He withdrew from his disciples about a stone's throw and knelt down in prayer"
Luke 22:41

Guide for Daily Prayer Time

  1. Believe in the importance of this time, that God is faithful. Use a daily schedule of Bible Readings, chose one.
  2. Praise — Use the Psalms as a pattern for praise prayers. Read four or five. Rewrite them as personal prayers.
  3. Admit — Is where you confess your sins. Write down what God reminds you of. Ask God's forgiveness and help in overcoming, doing better, beginning again.
  4. Thanks — Is where to acknowledge God's special gifts to you. Pay attention to all the ways and say "thank you"
  5. Request — Is a time to ask for help for yourself and others..for healing, for guidance, for courage .... for the World, help and blessing for our President and other World leaders, for our armed forces, for victims of war. Write out your prayers. Sometimes answers come immediately, some later.
  6. Listen — Be still. Write down what you hear. Be still.... let God's love "shower" you with healing, hope.. Be still.. make a TO-DO list.. Do what you can, when you can. Ask for help to be obedient.

At you computer — http://www.SacredSpace.ie
An Outline for Daily Prayer by Irish Jesuits (in 16 languages!)

 

The United Church of Christ Prayer Chapel

The United Church of Christ Calendar of Prayer



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