Posts Categorized: Prayers

Prayer of Resurrection, Incarnation, and Transfiguration

Have you ever been with someone in need, someone in a desperate place? Have you held their hand while her shaking body wept? Have you awkwardly stood by while he says, “I don’t know what to do.” Have you ever taken that great leap of faith to say, “Can I pray for you?” If that’s… Read more »

Pastoral Prayer, Lent 5 A

Gracious God, you who created light so that we might see your grace, open our eyes to see how you are carefully and constantly weaving blessings throughout our life. Put upon our heart to respond to brokenness with healing. Holy Father, Father of Christ who opened the eyes of the blind, made the lame to… Read more »

Pastoral Prayer, Sunday, July 14, 2013

Gracious God, you are the Lord of new beginnings.  In the wisdom of Christ you make all things new.  Make us agents of your transforming power and storytellers of your justice and peace, so that all may share in the healing Christ brings. Holy Father, Father of Christ whose birth dissolved the barrier between the… Read more »

Pastoral Prayer, 3rd Sunday after Epiphany C

Gracious God, You who promises to be with us, guide us with your presence, scatter the fears that bind us, and set us free to live stewards of your promise.  Because you are with us, give us the courage to offer presence to one another, so that the world might know and trust your promise…. Read more »

Pastoral Prayer, 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Gracious God, our persistent liberator, every day you summon your slumbering people.  Stir up within us a call to repentance, a vision of your kingdom, and a desire to offer ourselves to your loving work.  Enlighten our lives with your grace so that we might fully give ourselves to Christ’s mission and ministry. Holy Father,… Read more »

Prayer for Thanksgiving

Gracious God, who clothes the grass of the field and feeds the birds of the air, on behalf of the church and the world we offer our prayers. We pray to you more from our need to be transformed by our awareness of them than from any need of God to be reminded of them…. Read more »

Veteran's Day Prayer

Gracious God, we praise you for your abiding presence from generation to generation, blessing your people, strengthening us to lives of service, empowering us to witness, and calling us to share the love of Christ with all.  You let us choose, O God, between you and the false gods of the world.  In the midst… Read more »

Veteran’s Day Prayer

Gracious God, we praise you for your abiding presence from generation to generation, blessing your people, strengthening us to lives of service, empowering us to witness, and calling us to share the love of Christ with all.  You let us choose, O God, between you and the false gods of the world.  In the midst… Read more »

Pastoral Prayer, Proper 14 B

Gracious God, bread of heaven, you feed us in the depths of grief, sin, and hostility.  Nourish us with your word through the long hours of darkness, and in the dawning awareness of our need for forgiveness.  Forgive us for what we have done and for what we have left undone.  Take our sin and… Read more »

Pastoral Prayer, Proper 12 B

Gracious God, who created out of love, you nourish us with words of life and blessing.  Turn our hearts to desire what you desire.  By your spirit, cultivate in us habits of peace and service so that our hands and feet are the hands and feet of Christ. Holy Father, Father of Christ who taught… Read more »