Updated: Jun 23, 2022
Intercessory Prayers 06.20.22
God, when we come together, we become a community and when we bring our hearts filled with compassion, we can touch the lives of others. Lord, we offer these prayers on behalf of a hurting world in need of love and care, in need of hope and peace. There are all kinds of sufferings that people experience and yet there are not enough kinds of resources of help. So today we pray for the resources of help and resources for hope to find their way to those who need them. We pray that those who need them will embrace them and receive them in a way that they will not fear them. We pray for helping services to truly listen...listen deeply with their hearts, to where the woundedness dwells. We pray for empathy and not judgement to hear their journeys and to help locate the origins of the hurt. We pray for family and friends to receive the care that they need, in all that they experience when their loved one is hurting. God, fill our hearts with comfort, fill our spirit with strength, guide our wandering minds and direct our thoughts towards the goals for healing. Lead us, O Lord, to the 'land of milk and honey', to a place of peace filled with joy and true community. Through Christ's love, I pray. Amen.
Intercessory Prayers 06.21.22
Today Summer begins in this part of the world and people are outside taking in all its beauty and splendor. Lord, we pray for safety in all they will do and enjoy, we pray for their minds to be alert and look ahead of where they are traveling. We pray for all the children who are playing and getting together with their friends, we pray for safety in all they do. Lord, watch over and protect the little ones of our world, for they are our future, they are our hope for a better world. God, nature is a place of recreation for many, in camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, and much, much more. We pray for all enjoying this beautiful gift of Your creation, that they will be mindful to being safe and mindful that all of wildlife is something to be watchful of and guarded with also. We pray for all who are on vacations and traveling, that they will be mindful of others traveling and recreating, and that all will be alert and use caution. God, guide us this day in enjoying this day of warmth and embracing the summer with fun, with happiness, and with gratefulness of all that You provide for our comfort and true joy. Through Christ's love. Amen.
Intercessory Prayers 06.22.22
God, today there are many people in my heart and on my mind. Be with us as we approach You with our prayers, Lord, hear our prayers. We pray for all the caregivers, who work endlessly and tirelessly, God, bring resources for their care also...they need a time of respite to refresh and renew their hearts with compassion, their body with strength, their spirits with Your loving kindness. Lord, lets us thank them for all their dedication and commitment to help those who are sick, who are dealing with all types of chronic illnesses and all forms of physical and emotional health conditions. We pray for all those whom they care for; praying for peace, comfort and healing. Being sick, with any condition is not easy, especially when it comes with doing all types of tests. waiting for results, scheduling procedures...it has a way of turning your world upside down. Surround all who are suffering and in need of restoration of their health, we pray for healing, Lord, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Through Christ's love, I pray. Amen.
Intercessory Prayers 06.23.22
Coming together in prayer, is our way of expressing our faith in You, O God. We share our concerns from the depths of our heart and soul, to establish further our relationship with one another and with You, O Lord. You are an ever-present experience of unchanging love and faithfulness to us, in which we are grateful and thankful. We come with prayers for all who are feeling lost and alone, in need of companionship and friendships to enter their world. We pray for all who are going through difficulties on their jobs and finding it hard to keep a work-life balance. We pray for all who are struggling with finding a job that will meet their financial needs to make ends meet. We pray for all who are trying to find meaning in life and a sense of acceptance with who they are, who struggle with a sense of affirmation and identity in a world that has harsh lines of acceptance and create territorial walls through hate and prejudices. Lord, open our hearts with love, create in us a desire to build bridges of hope and guide us to embrace our neighbors with meaningful connections. Let us be helpful and hopeful to a new way of being and a new way of living that is genuine to all of humanity. Through Christ's love. Amen.
Intercessory Prayers 06.24.22