Father Almighty, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, give us ears to hear the Word that You have revealed for us. At our feet, You have placed two paths: the path of our own obstinate hearts and the path of life. Your Word is not far off – thank you God! It is near to us. But we must listen to it and put it into practice. How can we do it? How can we turn away from the idols of our hearts? We need Your love, the love that Jesus has modelled for us by His obedience unto death. Continue reading Prayer: Week of August 29, 2021
Jesus, You who have conquered death, be for us a force against the challenges of life. We are commanded to rejoice with those who rejoice and to weep with those who weep. We pray for those who are afflicted in every way that You would sustain them; for those who are perplexed, that You would give them hope; for those who are persecuted, that You would be present with them in a concrete way; for those who are struck down, that You would guard their lives. May Your life be manifested in us for the salvation of those who are Continue reading Prayer: Week of July 18, 2021
Our Father, thank you for our life. It is thanks to you that even the smallest sparks exist, and we too are your creation. Quite honestly, life is sometimes hard, and sometimes we even regret the day of our birth. But the whole earth is full of Your glory. Help us, Lord, to see what is there to see and to rejoice in it. Give us a profound joy in contemplating your goodness and your perfect character. Encourage us to fix our gaze on Jesus and His victory and to draw from it an unshakeable and Spirit-invigorated hope. Amen.
Risen Lord, master of life, glory be to Your name in all the earth. May the playful otters dance in the water for Your glory; may the majestic eagles soar above tall mountains for Your glory; may the bright green trees grow towards the sky for Your glory. Finally, Lord, may our hearts be disposed to praise You by our deeds, to glorify You in our thoughts, to proclaim Your supremacy and Your goodness in every tiny sound that flows over our lips. All life is Yours, Lord. Give us the grace to acknowledge You as King forever and ever. Continue reading Prayer: Week of April 4, 2021
Lord Jesus, our True Vine, You are the source of our life, of our joy, and of our love. We are the branches, and the Father prunes us, purifies us, so that we may produce the fruit of love and glorify Him in this world full of hatred. We know that we must abide in You, otherwise we dry out; but we need your grace. Give us an indefatigable love for Your very self; help us to reject the world and immerse ourselves ever deeper in Your Word. For the Father’s glory, and by the Holy Spirit’s power, amen.