Casting Our Cares

Help us cast our cares on You today, God.
Help us lay our burdens at the altar.
Dissolve any anxiety or fear that we have today.
And let us not forget our brothers and sisters affected by hurricane Irma.
I pray for your healing and comfort for all the victims,
     that You demonstrate Your love and power through the church in this crisis.
And I also pray for Your healing in our lives today.
You are the great physician. Heal us of our brokenness and sin as well as any physical infirmities that burden us.
Thank You for being a God who loves us enough to care about what we care about.
I pray in Jesus’ name,
Amen


The Great Foundation

Lord God, You are a great foundation in our time of need.
 
We praise You for the works and the miracles that You do.
You are worthy of every praise.
 
We thank You for Your Holy Spirit Who gives us the power to stand firm in our faith
while living in a world that is dark and broken.
 
Lead us in our worship today
and enlighten our eyes so that our vision is clear and pure.
 
Give us comfort for we are foreigners in this land and sometimes the burden feels heavy,
Lead us to Your fountain that we may be refreshed and renewed, ready to follow Your will.


We Come to You

Calm our hearts today God. Let our worries be left at the altar.
 
We come to you with all that we have, both the good parts and the bad.
 
We thank You for Your amazing grace that let’s You look at us in all our sin and still says that we are worth dying for.
 
We are not worthy of anything except punishment, but thank you for Jesus
Who is the only One Who makes us worthy.
 
If we are to be a church that is made perfect in God, we need the love of Your son Jesus and the power of Your Holy Spirit. 
 
So help us press on toward the prize of our upward call in Christ with all endurance and strength.
 
In Jesus’ name,
Amen


Holiness

Your Word says that without holiness, no one can see the Lord.
 
As we come before You today, let us be transformed by the renewing of our minds so that our thoughts,
and in turn our actions, are found pure. 
 
Continue to change us more and more into the likeness of Jesus so that we may live holy
because we need to see You, God.
 
We need to see You everyday.
 
Help us follow Your commandment to be holy so that the world may see our light in us and
witness Your love. 
 
Drench this place in Your presence today, in Jesus’ name.
 


We Humble Ourselves

We humble ourselves before You, God.
 
Before we make any requests, let us be thankful for what we have and Who we have.
 
The things of this world cannot compare to the gifts You bring us.
 
Help us continue to be faithful to You in our words and actions.
 
Help us become a church against which no evil can stand. 
 
As we hear from Your life-giving Word, empty us of ourselves and fill us with more of You.


Turn Us Towards the Cross

Oh God,
 
Help us turn our ways towards the cross.
Help us see any error in our actions and correct them.
Help us remember that You are eternal. That You are infinite and our future lies in that eternity with You in heaven.
 
So let us not become shackled down with the worries and cares of this world. Holy Spirit come and give us that timeless peace that comes from the throne and help us not to worry about anything but instead take courage for You are always with us. And thank You for the joys of being in friendship with You and each other.
 
You deserve all our praise.
 
In Jesus’s name, Amen.


Our Only Hope

You are our only hope. There is nothing and no one who can save us but You. Be our rock today. Be our shelter and safety. Be our assurance when everything else caves under us. Guide us in our worship and let our focus not stray from Jesus.

Humble us when we are filled with spiritual pride. Let us not get in the way of the work You’re trying to accomplish.

Holy Spirit, give us extra grace today.

In Jesus’ name.

Amen




 
 

One Response to “Payers of the People”

  1. Bonnie says:

    Amen. May this be our prayer every day.

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