Sunday Prayers

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we are to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve. Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merit of your son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Lutheran Book of Worship, Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost)     

O benevolent and merciful God, often we reluctantly ask of you because our faith and understanding of you is small. We do not always recognize your magnificent goodness and willingness to lavish us with your loving kindness. Help us to know that you are always for us and with us ready to lift us up and bestow upon us the riches of your glory. Help us to open our hearts and lives to receive from you all the divine blessings of Jesus’ redemptive life, death and resurrection. Amen. (My Prayer)