Friday, September 30, 2016

A Prayer for Friday, September 30, 2016

Flummoxed

O God,

Sometimes I’m flummoxed.

Sometimes, situations baffle me.
Lots of times, people confuse me.

Help me flummox other people.

But let me flummox them by the
ways I reflect the ways of Jesus.

Let

my perspectives,
my attitudes,
my convictions,
my choices,
my words,
my reactions, and
my actions

be such that they baffle
and confuse people.

Then, let them ponder the possibility
that there may be something to it …


Amen.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Prayer for Thursday, September 29, 2016

Let

O God,

Give us grace

to let it come,
to let it develop,
to let it happen,

and

to let it be.


Amen.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Prayer for Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Curious

O God,

Make and keep us curious.

Make and keep us curious

about the world,
about the universe,
about ourselves,
about people close by,
about people far away,
about ideas, and
about possibilities.

Make and keep us curious

about you,
about your ways, and
about your will.

There is

so much to know,
so much to wonder about, and
so much to discover.

Increase our curiosity.
Expand our knowledge.
Enlarge our perspective.


Amen.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Prayer for Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Debate

O God,

When we debate with ourselves about
the right things to think, say, or do,
let the ways, words, and spirit of Jesus
guide our deliberations and decisions.


Amen

Monday, September 26, 2016

A Prayer for Monday, September 26, 2016

Easy

O God,

I don’t ask for
things to be easy.

I do ask for grace
and trust to treat
them as if they are.


Amen.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Prayer for Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Lord’s Day

O God,

Let us be fully present in worship today.

Let us worship you with body, spirit, and mind.

Let us worship you in every moment
of the service with everything we are.

Then let us serve you with body, spirit, and mind.

Let us serve you in every moment
of our lives with everything we are.


Amen.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Prayer for Saturday, September 24, 2016

Grateful

O God,

I am grateful

for every year,
for every day, and
for every moment.

I am grateful

for every family member,
for every friend, and
for every acquaintance.

I am grateful

for every opportunity,
for every success, and
for every failure.

I am grateful

for every book,
for every song, and
for every game.

I am grateful

for every step,
for every heartbeat, and
for every breath.

I am grateful

for everything.


Amen.