Religion

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (8/20/16)

Holy Jesus, Lord of life, these beautiful words and message of a song bring us hope and assurance. “And God will raise you up on eagle’s wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of God’s hand” Yes, O yes, Lord, I pray, Amen.

Religion

The surprising nature of the kingdom of God

It’s a circle of life — the seed becomes the plant, the seed forms, the plant dies, the seed goes back into the earth. The kingdom is like that, too. Our stories, from birth to death, are seeding the ground with the nature of this alternate kingdom.

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (8/6/16)

Father God, you said: Want to lighten your load? Let go of excess baggage (sin), then your journey through life will be more manageable. And your stay on earth more enjoyable. Matthew 11:28-30.

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Prayer for today (8/25/16)

Dear God, we praise you and thank you for giving us your power to do what you would have us do. Help us not to be frightened when we see you accomplishing the impossible. Conquer our doubt and all of our fears that keep us from serving you. May we live with boldness and assurance running the race that you have given to us. Amen.

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Prayer for today (8/24/16)

Father, give me wisdom to serve you and to lift your name high. Your name is the sweetest name I know, and what a joy to tell others about you. I love you, Lord, and thank you for loving me. Amen.

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Prayer for today (8/23/16)

O merciful Father, kind and gentle you are, an awesome God in all the Earth. I praise you because you are the true and living God, and there is none like thee. Thank you for another day you have blessed me to see, my health and strength you have given to me, a mind to think and praise you with. Lord, I'm going to give you my praise the whole day. Amen.

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Prayer for today (8/22/16)

My blessed Savior, Jesus, thank you for the time when you came to spend with us here on Earth. Forgive those who did not welcome you. Have mercy on those who do not know you. Be patient with all who do not listen to you. Lord Jesus, you are the Holy One, our source of life. Blessed is your name in all of the Earth. Amen.

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (8/22/16)

My blessed savior, Jesus, thank you for the time you came to spend with us here on Earth. Forgive those who did not welcome you. Have mercy on those who do not know you. Be patient with all who do not listen to you. Lord Jesus, you are the holy one, our source of life. Blessed is your name in all of the Earth. Amen.

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Prayer for today (8/21/16)

Heavenly Father, let me not be so preoccupied with my own financial problems that I forget others are in need. You told us in your word that it is more blessed to give than to receive, so may I never forget to give. Even now, when I have no money to share with others, show me that I still have much to give. Let me be generous with my time and energy. Show me ways I can reach out and be of use to others. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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Prayer for today (8/19/16)

Dear Lord, help us to pursue a life in Christ. Hold our hands when we are strong, our heads when we are weary, and please feel free to jab us with a big ol’ pointy stick when we are just plain obstinate. Thy will be done. I pray that all may know the friendship, peace and the power that comes from union with you through Christ. Please, Lord, come into my life and grant me peace. Amen.

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Prayer for today (8/18/16)

Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Lord, Jesus, we come again this morning in your holy name, just to tell you thank you for watching over us last night and allowing us to be in our right mind to see another beautiful day. We are so grateful for our families and loved ones and that they doing fine. Thank you, Jesus, for your traveling mercy on the dangerous highways. Thank you for our daily occupations, health and strength. Jesus, you are bigger than any situation. You are a God that never, never fails. In the name of the father, son and Holy Spirit.

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Prayer for today (8/17/16)

Father, you are a good shepherd, and we can depend on you. You will never leave us or forsake us. You watch over us as we sleep and protect us from evil. We love you, precious Lord, and will follow you all the days of our lives. Amen.

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Prayer for today (8/16/16)

Most precious Jesus, Lord of all, you teach us to realize how being humble opens our eyes to the pure beauty of sincerely loving and caring for others. There are in our own hometowns the homeless, the lonely, the forgotten, the weak and the sick. Most of all there are those who do not know you. Help us, I pray, to see the needs of others and to tell them of your healing grace. It is in giving that we find the blessings of hope for a brighter tomorrow for all who have needs. We thank you, Jesus, for your unending love. Holy Lord, I pray, Amen.

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Prayer for today (8/15/16)

Father, there are so many things people can say that stir up anger, and peace is nowhere to be found. Help me, Father, to be careful with the words that I allow to come our of my mouth — even if it’s the truth. Help me to consult you in what I must do. Help me to seek your will that peace may abide in my heart. Amen.