Sunday, June 21, 2015
"We pray for..." 21 June 2015 PM
O our Lord and our God, we pray for your World and your Church; we pray in the name of your Son Jesus Christ; we pray knowing that you have promised to hear us. O Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for the distressed and the self-confident nations of this world, that you would preserve your Church in every land by granting each realm your peace and prosperity, while restraining war, blood-feuds, graft and corruption; O Lord, hear our prayer.
Almighty God, give ear to our spoken and unspoken worries, misgivings and doubts about the economic, political and legislative future of our country. Grant what is best for the good of the citizens of this land and for the peace of your Church; O Lord, hear our prayer.
O our God, we remember these who are in need…turn their sorrow into celebration, their suffering into strength, their anger and pain into wholeness and health, and their worries into faith. O Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for the people in our lives and in our hearts who are experimenting and flirting with dangerous actions, actions that may well lead them astray; we also pray for those who have never repented of their sins and trusted in Christ Jesus your Son…..May they see their peril and call on the name of the Lord, and be saved; O Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for Your Church throughout the world, for these churches…..Hillcrest Christian Church; Memorial Christian; New Covenant Christian; New Hope Christian; Northwest Christian; Putnam City Christian Church and this congregation. By your holy Word and Holy Spirit, guide each and every one in your way of truth and righteousness, and take care of all their financial and physical needs. Please be with our brothers and sisters of Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Charleston S.C. Comfort them, holding together their shattered hearts. Help them to not be overcome by evil, but to continue to overcome evil with good (Romans 12.21). O Lord, hear our prayer.
We are grateful, O God our Father, for the fathers in our lives who have exhibited, in some way, your own fatherhood; may godly fatherhood increase in this church and in our land. But we also know that there are many whose memories of fathers are shadowy, or worse, that are very dark. We pray for them that you would draw near and fill up what is lacking – that your fatherly hand would be on them, strengthening, assuring, healing, restoring. And we pray for those fathers who have betrayed their trusts in some deep way, that you would recall them, bring them forgiveness, and help them to own their faults, seek reconciliation, and find resolution. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Thank you, Father, for the way things unfolded in Carnegie; the closeness of our team, watching over us, giving us the joy of your Spirit to hold us and help us. Thank you for the kids and adults we were able to work with, sing with, and talk with. May the work you gave us to do bear beautiful and bountiful fruit. O Lord, hear our prayer.