Saturday, January 21, 2017

A Prayer for Saturday, January 21, 2017

Stand

O God,

Help us stand for what’s right.

Help us stand for what Jesus’ life and
teachings reveal to be right in your eyes.

Especially help us stand for what’s
right for those who won’t experience
justice unless we stand for them.

Help us stand strong, whatever the
cost to us, for what’s really right.


Amen.

Friday, January 20, 2017

A Prayer for Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration

O God,

May the incoming President, Vice-President,
and members of their administration

see themselves as servants,
care more for others than for self,
work to foster the greater good,
care deeply about liberty and justice,
temper power with humility, and
be motivated by empathy and compassion.


Amen.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Prayer for Thursday, January 19, 2017

Choose

O God,

We make many choices every day.

When we have to choose

between mercy and vengeance,
between greed and generosity,
between concern and apathy,
between selfishness and selflessness,
between despair and hope,
between ignorance and knowledge,
between fear and faith, and
between hate and love,

let our choices be guided

by Christ’s example and                  
by the Spirit’s presence.


Amen.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A Prayer for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Turn

O God,

Help us turn

toward what is helpful and
away from what is harmful,

toward what is productive and
away from what is destructive,

and

toward what is genuine and
away from what is deceptive.

Amen.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Prayer for Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Between/Beneath/Beyond

O God,

Help us

read between the lines,
see beneath the surface, and
look beyond the apparent.

Help us

deal with what is,
understand why it is, and
envision what it could be.

Help us

live with determined realism,
with broad perspective, and
with active hope.


Amen.

Monday, January 16, 2017

A Prayer for Monday, January 16, 2017

Change

O God,

Change can be good.
Or change can be bad.

Give us wisdom to
know the difference.

Give us grace to embrace
change that should be embraced.

Give us courage to resist
change that should be resisted.

Help us work for change
that is constructive and helpful.

Help us work against change
that is destructive and harmful.


Amen.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A Prayer for Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Lord’s Day

O God,

As we worship you today,
may we praise you

for who you are,
for all you have done,
for all you do, and
for all you will do.

As we worship you today,
help us remember

who we were,
who we are, and
who we will be.

Help us praise you for

the forgiveness,
the help, and
the hope

we have from you
through Christ our Lord.


Amen.