February 21, 2015

Prayer for Lent

Posted in Contemporary Prayers, Lent tagged , at 4:45 pm by davebayne

O God, who makes all things new,
new stars, new dust, new life;
take my heart,
every hardened edge and measured beat,
and create something new in me.
I need your newness, God,
the rough parts of me made smooth;
the stagnant, stirred;
the stuck, freed;
the unkind, forgiven.
And then, by the power of your Spirit,
I need to be turned toward Love again. Amen.

From The Awkward Season: Prayers for Lent by Pamela C. Hawkins
(Nashville, TN: Upper Room Books, 2009), 30.

November 6, 2012

Beauty before me

Posted in prayers i made up tagged , , , at 5:00 am by arthur

May every beautiful thing I see today
turn my thoughts toward you
O Lord my God

Amen.

November 5, 2012

Relatable God

Posted in prayers i made up tagged , , , , at 5:00 am by arthur

God of relationship-
Who created us to be connected with you and others-
how many people will I see today, talk to, be with?
Which do you want me to learn from
or to bless?
Which strangers will become friends?

Open
my eyes
my ears
my heart
my mind
to what you are doing today.

Amen.

August 15, 2012

He Holds All Things Together

Posted in New Testament tagged , , , , , , at 5:00 am by arthur

The Son is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation.
For in him all things were created:
things in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible,
whether thrones or powers
or rulers or authorities;
all things have been created through him and for him.
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
And he is the head of the body, the church;
he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead,
so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,
and through him to reconcile to himself all things,
whether things on earth or things in heaven,
by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Colossians 1:15-17

August 14, 2012

Contentment

Posted in prayers i made up tagged , , , , at 5:00 am by arthur

I have enough today-
I need not strive to make things happen
I need not sit passively and do nothing

I am content
in all circumstances
because I have You.

You are all I want
You are all I need

Growing in me:
love
joy
peace
patience
kindness
goodness
faithfulness
gentleness
self-control

this is the good life,
life as it is meant to be
and I am content
with You.

Amen.

August 13, 2012

Draw Close to God

Posted in breath prayers, prayers from the Bible tagged , , , , at 5:00 am by arthur

Draw close to God

and God will draw close to you.

(James 4:8)

July 16, 2012

Prayer = Holding Hands

Posted in prayers i made up tagged , , at 5:00 am by arthur

I hold in my hand
a concern
a joy
a question
a frustration
a relationship
a decision

Put your hand with mine
and we’ll hold it together

Amen.

July 3, 2012

A Prayer of Blessing

Posted in breath prayers, prayers i made up tagged , , , at 5:00 am by arthur

Pray this simple prayer all day today,  to everyone you come in contact with,  to God, to yourself…

Bless you

June 27, 2012

waters

Posted in prayers i made up tagged , , , at 5:00 am by arthur

Plunge me into your deep deep waters
Unquenchable streams from above and within
Continually refreshing

May 31, 2012

Let the Nations Sing!

Posted in prayers from the Bible, Psalms tagged , , , , at 5:00 am by blync77

May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you.  May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth.                Psalm 67:3-4

It is our duty not to confine our petitions to our own nation, but to pray that all those nations who now sit in darkness and in the shadow of death may have the glorious Gospel shine out upon them, as well as upon us. ~ George Whitefield

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