Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Prayer for Wednesday, May 25, 2016

About

O God,

Let our lives be about your business.

Let our lives be about your business

of loving people with your love,
of forgiving people through your mercy,
of overturning oppression by your justice, and
of seeing the world through your eyes.

Give us

wisdom to understand the way things are,
vision to see how they could be,
grace to be who we can be, and
strength to do what we can do.

Amen.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Prayer for Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Celebrate

O God,

Remind us to celebrate.

Remind us

to celebrate life,
to celebrate love, and
to celebrate opportunity.

Help us celebrate by taking
full advantage of the opportunity
we have to live and to love.

Let us live and love
as fully as we can.

Then we’ll have
much to celebrate . . .

Amen.

Monday, May 23, 2016

A Prayer for Monday, May 23, 2016

Ready

O God,

Make us ready for whatever will
come our way during this week.

Make us ready

to face challenges,
to celebrate successes,
to deal with failures,
to meet deadlines,
to contribute to solutions,
to overcome obstacles,
to forgive offenses, and
to protect relationships.

In all things, let our purpose be
to love you with all we are and
to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Amen.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

A Prayer for Sunday, May 22, 2016

Witness, Pt. 7/Trinity Sunday

O God,

As you are one God in three persons, your Church is one Church with many people.

As you are unity in diversity, your Church is one Church with many diverse members.

As you are love, your Church is one Church that is bound by your love.

Help us bear witness to who you are by living out who we are in you.

Amen.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

A Prayer for Saturday, May 21, 2016

Witness, Pt. 6

O God,

Help us bear witness to
Jesus with our perspectives.

We aren’t you.

We can’t see everything
and everyone at once.

We can’t see the
complete picture.

But we have your Spirit.

We can grow toward seeing
things as you see them.

And as we do, we’ll grow more
in peace, love, and understanding.

As we do, we’ll develop wiser
and more hopeful perspectives.

As we do, we’ll become people
that others can look to and count on.

So help us, O God, to bear witness
to Jesus with our perspectives.

Amen.

Friday, May 20, 2016

A Prayer for Friday, May 20, 2016

Witness, Pt. 5

O God,

Help us bear witness to
Jesus in our relationships.

Let our relationships with

our family members,
our friends, and
our fellow Christians

be based

on grace,
on honesty,
on openness,
on vulnerability,
and
on love.

Let our relationships with those of

a different background,
a different culture,
a different perspective, or
a different religion

be characterized

by acceptance,
by conversation,
by understanding,
and
by love.

Amen.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A Prayer for Thursday, May 19, 2016

Witness, Pt. 4

O God,

Help us bear witness to
Jesus with our actions.

Let our actions be motivated by
our love for you and our love for others.

Let them be marked by self-sacrifice
rather than by self-protection.

Let us do what we can to help people
who are broken, hurting, and oppressed.

Help us live in ways that
show we follow Jesus.

Amen.