Monday Prayer

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God our Father, extend our horizons, widen our vision, and remind us how inter-connected we are as your sons and daughters.

Breathe your Spirit into us that we may live more truly as brothers and sisters of one another.

Amen.

Together as brothers and sisters

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Monday Prayer

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It is when we are still that we know. It is when we listen that we hear. It is when we remember that we see your Light, O God.

From your Stillness we come. With your Sound all life quivers with being.

From You the light of this moment shines.

Grant us to remember you at the heart of each moment. Grant us to remember.

~ John Philip Newell, Praying With the Earth

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Monday Prayer

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Lord, help me to do great things as though they were little, since I do them with Your power;

and little things as though they were great, since I do them in Your name.

~ Blaise Pascal

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Monday Prayer

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How I praise and thank You Father that You are a God Who is mighty in strength and Who fully understands the frailties and fears that we face in our daily lives – and so I come to You to ask for Your abundant grace and never-failing strength, so that I may face life’s difficulties with confidence – knowing that Your grace is sufficient to deal with every eventuality, for Your strength is made perfect in our weaknesses.

How I praise You that Your good purposes towards Your children never change. Thank You that You have promised to finish a good work in me and to carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus – to Your praise and glory.

Give me Your grace and Your strength I pray to face all the issues I may encounter today, with a heart that is willing to pray, “Thy will not mine be done.” Help me to be a living sacrifice unto You, which I know can only be achieved as I die to self daily and live moment by moment for Christ – to Whom be all praise and glory.

Amen.

~ Prayer for Grace

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Monday Prayer

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Dear Lord, help us to hear you.

In the deepest quietest parts of our soul, let us feel your presence.

Forgive us O Lord for not listening, for silencing the Spirit through which you speak to us. Who are we to reject such a gift?

We reach out for you Lord.
We say,
Where are you?
Why are you not here?
Why are you not doing what I need?
Why do you not fulfill my desires?

You are of course, there, within us. Holding us close through the gift of The Spirit, doing what we need not always what we want.

Yet, like children we do not know it. We do not comprehend your Will.

We blind ourselves and do not see.
We deafen ourselves and do not hear.
We silence ourselves and do not speak. We silence Your Spirit and do not hear You.

Help me Lord to pray, meaningfully, deeply, humbly, lovingly, obediently. Help me Lord to hear you in the deepest, quietest part of my soul.

Help me to be silent and hear you, to open my mouth and speak the words you Will, to open my eyes and see the world you want me to see.

-posted in February 2016 Prayer Group by Jennifer King

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Monday Prayer

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Merciful God, we come to you in thanksgiving for our nation.

We know that our many blessings — of freedom, liberty, prosperity, and other gifts too countless to list — have come from your hand.

Our nation, and its many freedoms, are a gift from you.

On this day, as we remember our nation’s independence, we pause to honor you, to praise you and to thank you.

Heavenly Father, we pray that you would forgive us our sins, and lead us, as a nation, in the way we should go.

Let us not take for granted the many gifts and blessings you have given us. May we always honor you.

Be with us, Lord, as we strive to be a light and a beacon from you, to the world.

In Jesus holy name, we pray.

Amen.

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Monday Prayer

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Blessed be Your name

When the sun’s shining down on me

When the world’s ‘all as it should be’

Blessed be Your name.

Blessed be Your name

On the road marked with suffering

Though there’s pain in the offering

Blessed be Your name.

~ except from Blessed be Your Name, Matt Redman

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