27 January 2017

Prayer for Peace of Mind and Calm In Our Struggle

Merciful and loving Father of peace and redemption
In this time, there is fear in our hearts, Lord
Fear for the future and for the hope of our children.
Fear and worry bear us down and lay weighted
Heavy upon our hearts and our minds.

We hear hatred shouted from mouths claiming Your name, Father.
It tears at our hearts, and it disquiets our minds,
And, it wars against our peace in Your grace.
We feel the world becoming dark and frightening,
We see a world overwhelmed by hatred and violence.

We see that hatred manifested against the least of your children
But we still hear Your commands and read in your Word,
In Christ, to treat humanity with kindness and love.
Please surround us with Your hedge of protection, Omnipotent Lord.
Holy Lord, we seek Your solace and the Holy Spirit’s guidance

Teach us to turn our words to Your purpose.
Father in Heaven, we seek Your healing grace
We plead for intercession in hearts and minds.
Lay your loving outreach upon all human hearts.
All Mighty Father, we raise up our cause to be perfected
In Your love, to fulfill Your mission for all our neighbors.
"May the meditations of our hearts
be acceptable in Thy sight,
Oh Lord, our strength and our redeemer.”
~In Jesus’ Holy name
We pray all believing,
Amen

Pray for Mission

Heavenly Father, God of grace and mercy,
By the great gift of Salvation and His resurrection
You offer the gifts of eternal hope and peace
Through Your only begotten son, Christ Jesus.
Baptized by water, we are born anew…
Born into Your heavenly kingdom.
Filled with the Holy Spirit, we are never alone.
In the Spirit, together we strive to do Your will.
Hold us, our nation, and our mission in Your hands.
Make us the body and voice of Your will.

Together in the Spirit, we open our hearts.
We lay bear our souls before You, Father.
As one in the Spirit, we open our minds.
Together we are Christ’s hands in this world.
United in the Spirit, our doors are open.
In Your will we work together for peace.
As one voice we desire your will be done.
Together in the Holy Spirit and in unity
We know Your strength makes us
Stronger together for a more just world.

Help us, Lord, to feed the hungry.
Teach us, Father, to care for the sick.
Guide us, God, to shelter the homeless.
Use us, El-Shaddai, to love everyone.
Humble us, Adoni, to find Your wisdom.
Grant us, Yaweh, solace in our tribulation.
Make us, Elohim, obedient in service.
Lead us, Sar Shalom, to be peacemakers.
King of Kings, grant wisdom to our leaders
With sacrificial hearts of service and compassion.

We ask for open eyes for our leaders
to see all humankind as Your sheep.
We pray for leaders with open hearts
to understand the cares of Your lambs.
We plead that our leaders have open minds
of love and compassion for all Your sheep.
We thank you for giving us clear vision, and pray
You will protect and perfect us in Your will.
In Christ’s name, with Faith all believing and
in humble gratitude, we pray. Amen.


"May the meditations of our hearts
be acceptable in Thy sight,
Oh Lord, our strength and our redeemer.”
~In Jesus’ Holy name
We pray all believing,

Amen

08 January 2017

Bricks

Red and brown and black
From earth of sand and clay
Fired, piled high and stacked
In lyme and sand, row upon row to stay

Reaching high and standing strong
Standing tall and proud and fine
Warm and safe in Winters long
Stand ‘gainst gales or hot sunshine

Stair-stepping and interlocking
Rough and sharp and clean and squared
Together creating strength so shocking
Sheltering frail futures shared.

D. Denise Dianaty
©17 September 2014