Lord, today we pray for socioeconomic equality – in our communities, in our nation, and in our world. Lord, we pray that you would help us put an end to the disparity of the rich getting richer, and the poor getting poorer. Lord, would you raise up the poor, would you give them opportunities for a better quality of life. Would you guide those who have in abundance to…
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” (John 8:12)
Lord, today we pray for the work of our church’s care team. Lord, we pray that you help them to be aware of the needs that arise in our church community, and that you would anoint them with your Holy Spirit to join you in caring for those who are hurting. Through Christ, amen.
“Whatsoever good is in man, or is done by man, God is the author and doer of it” – John Wesley (1703-1791), “Free Grace.”
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians…
“This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”…
“Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.” Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)
Lord, today we pray for our local schools. We pray that our students would not only gain knowledge as they go through our school system, but that they would also be formed into people of character. Would you imbue our teachers and administrators with wisdom, patience, and love, as they pursue the noble task of educating our young people. Through Christ, amen.
“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.” (Luke 2:29-32)
Lord, today we pray for the “Souper Sundays” that are held at the Church Centre. Lord, we pray that these Sundays will provide a welcoming and comfortable environment to worship you, and to develop deeper relationships with others. Through Christ, amen.