Sunday Prayers

Lord, help me keep my thoughts on the things that are above. Even if I spend time and energy buying gifts for others during this season, help me to invest above all in the gifts of your kingdom and the treasures of your love, your grace, and your mercy. (Daniel G. Groody, Daily Reflections for Advent & Christmas 2019, pg. 7)

Jesus, you are the long-awaited messiah sent to set the captives free and to bring forth your kingdom of peace. As those of old anticipated your coming, help your church to yearn for your second coming. As your messenger prepared the way before you, may we prepare our hearts to receive you and your blessed gifts. As people of light, life and love, move us to joyously proclaim your name among the nations. (My prayer)

Sunday Prayers

O Almighty God, you pour out on all who desire it the spirit of grace and supplication: Deliver us, when we draw near to you, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that with steadfast thoughts and kindled affections we may worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (2019 ACNA Book of Common Prayer)

O Lord, by your grace and mercy, help us to turn our faces towards you and away from the things that so easily entangle us and distract us. Fill our hearts with love and devotion for you and give us the faith and the desire to always lift up our supplications to you. Help us to anticipate and to experience your goodness and greatness in our lives, and may we be witnesses to your light, life and love. Amen. (My Prayer)

Sunday Prayers

We have seen the true Light. We have received the Heavenly Spirit. We have found the true Faith, in worshipping the indivisible Trinity; for he hath saved us. O Lord, Let our mouth be filled with Thy praise that we may hymn Thy glory; for Thou hast counted us worthy to partake of Thy holy mysteries; preserve us in Thy sanctification, meditating on Thy righteousness all the day long. Amen. (A Prayer Book for Orthodox Christians, The Divine Liturgy)

We praise you and thank you, O Most Holy Trinity, for the light and power that you have bestowed upon us. Graciously grant us the grace to faithfully love you with all our hearts, with all our soul, with all our strength and with all our minds. Help us to offer our bodies as living sacrifices in service to you and your kingdom. Give us glimpses of you glory so that we will be sanctified and transformed more and more into the image of Christ, our loving savior and king forever and ever. Amen. (My Prayer)

Sunday Prayers

Jesus, you turned death into life, turned defeat into victory. Grant that with your help we may raise our expectations and achieve what is yet impossible. Amen. (A New Zealand Prayer Book, Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

O Lord, you have created us to do good works and have empowered us and equipped us to do far more than we can imagine. May we not shrink back due to fear, pride or selfishness from the things that you have prepared for us to do. Help us to trust you so as to renew our courage and strength to walk in your ways and to accomplish your will to the glory of your name. Amen. (My Prayer)

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)                                                         

Sunday Prayers

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen. (ACNA Book of Common Prayer 2019, Sunday Collect, Proper 16)

O God, draw your Church to gaze upon your holiness and majesty, so that it may worship you with humble and awe-struck hearts. Help your Church to lean into your loving embrace and depend upon you for all its needs. May your Church walk in your ways as people of light, life and love declaring your utmost and glorious redemption through Jesus Christ. Fill your Church, O Lord, with hope and desire as it awaits your return and the final consummation of all things. Come, Lord Jesus! Amen. (My Prayer)