PrayerCalendar (Page 2)
Lord, we confess that we are distraught at the thought of war. Today we remember the sacrifice of all those who laid down their lives for our freedom. Lord, may we remember them, always.
Lord, we pray your blessing on St. Anne’s Episcopal Church today. Would you build up every member of St. Anne’s through the power of your Holy Spirit, and unite them as one body in Christ. Amen.
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee” – Augustine of Hippo (354-430), Confessions. Lord, would our restless souls find their true rest in you today. Through Jesus Christ, amen.
“I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love” (Ephesians 3:16-17).
Lord, we thank you today for crisp and cool autumn mornings, for leaves turning colour and falling to the ground, for the warmth and comfort of coming home in the evening.
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him” (Psalm 28:7). Lord, you are our strength, and our shield! Our hearts exult in you alone. Amen.
Lord, we pray for our schools today. Would you bless our teachers with strength, joy and love to carry out their work; and would you give our students a desire for knowledge and growth, through Jesus Christ, amen.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). Lord Jesus, we thank you for being our vine, our source of life. Would you draw us to abide in you, for apart from you we can do nothing.
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’” (John 14:6). Lord Jesus, thank you for being our Way, our Truth, and our Life. Would you draw us to the Father through you and you alone.
“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live’” (John 11:25). Lord Jesus, we thank you that you are the resurrection and the life. We thank you that you conquered the grave, and that we will too. Give us the faith that triumphs over death.