Prayers

June Prayer

Gracious Father, thank you for your faithfulness and wondrous love to me, a sinner. Thank you for first loving me by sending your Son, Jesus, to cancel my reservation in hell.    Thank you, Jesus, for living the perfect life that I could not, enduring a horrific death in my place, and...

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The Great I Am

The Great I Am,  Thank you for transforming me from an utterly lost and condemned creature to your redeemed child. Responding by faith to your love and forgiveness, I can say with Isaiah, "Here am I. Send me!" Daily replace my unworthiness with willingness to seek the lost or...

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Easter Season

Risen Savior, Redeemer, my Lord! What a privilege on Easter Sunday to worship the only faithful God, who fulfilled all of his promises in Christ! His Easter triumph is our Easter joy!  Yet our hearts yearn and ache for the many millions who still do not...

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Sacrificial Lamb

Sacrificial Lamb, As Holy Week approaches, make us truly mindful of your great sacrifice for our sinfulness. Prepare our hearts and souls to approach your Communion table to partake of your loving banquet. When we receive your true body and blood, remind us of the necessity of Christmas, the...

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Prayer for Lent

 O Savior dear, our sacrificial Lamb, how easy it is for us to take sin lightly, especially our own! Forgive us. Remind us that our sins, too, brought you to your horrible suffering and death and to the agony of being separated from the Father’s presence. Grant us grace to recognize the...

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Another New Year, Another Day

Heavenly Father, In North America we mark the beginning of a new calendar year on January 1. It’s a good time for us to reflect on the past year and to prepare to meet with confidence whatever you give us in the coming year. But for billions who follow other calendars, it’s just...

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December

Heavenly Father, as you had promised long ago, you sent a Savior from sin. Jesus, your Son, gave up the glories of heavenly rule to be born in a stable to a humble, young virgin. With trusting faith, Mary pondered all that occurred and focused loving care on her special child. Along with faithful...

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Thanksgiving

Dear Gracious, Bountiful Savior, “Thank you” is not enough thanks for all you do for us every day and all through the night. "Thank you" is not enough thanks for your death on the cross, your payment for our sins, and saving us from eternal damnation.  Please open our...

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October-Reformation

Lord of the Church, how powerfully and unexpectedly you work to gather your elect into your Kingdom! Five hundred years ago, the organized church was filled with anti-Scriptural doctrine and practice, plunging common persons into spiritual darkness. You raised up Martin Luther and others to restore...

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October

Almighty Lord of heaven and earth! Many in the United States and around the world have experienced severe weather, earthquakes, famine, fires, plus terrorism, and much more. These are all reminders that your second coming is not far off. Our time to praise and serve you on this side of heaven is...

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