Blessings at the Turning of the Year

Remember us, O God;
from age to age be our comforter.
You have given us the wonder of time,
blessings in days and nights, seasons and years.

Bless your children at the turning of the year
and fill the months ahead with the bright hope
that is ours in the coming of Christ.
You are our God, living and reigning, forever and ever.

... a prayer from US Conference of Catholic Bishops

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New Beginning


As we face a new year, a year full of new joys and new sorrows, new heartaches and new victories, may we face it with You. May we, Your people, trust You to bring us through the valleys and up the mountains. May we measure the opportunities we enjoy and the temptations we face in the light of Your truth. And may we journey on, celebrating the fact of Your presence. Until our journey's end.

In Jesus' Name,

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Year End Prayer

Father, thank you for your blessings to us this past year. Thank you for the grace shown to us and for your faithfulness. Some of us have traveled a hard road this year. We thank you for the things we have learned. As we look back, show us how you were with us through the year. Amen

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Proverbs 15:4 "The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit."

Gracious Lord, make me Your messenger of hope and healing. Fill my mouth with words of life.  Give me "an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary."  Open my ears to listen to those who mourn, to those who are in distress, to those who need hope.  Gentle Savior, may the Comforter bring comfort through me to the brokenhearted.  This is my desire.  I love You.  Amen.

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Worthy of Worship

Matthew 2:11 (NLT)
     11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Father the significance of the gifts of the Magi is not measured by their wealth but by their humility. As great a value as the gifts were, they pale in comparison to the reverence and awe in which they were given. The Wise Men followed the principle of true giving, first: “…. they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts."

Thank you Father for the example of these wise men who traveled so far in seeking Him alone who is worthy of worship.


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Christmas Prayer for the Troops and their Families

Christmas is a time to be with family and friends. This year some are serving our country overseas and are not with the ones that they love. We ask you Lord to surround those in the military with the presence of loving comrades and times when they can decompress from the stress of combat. We ask you to reveal yourself to those who are lonely and depressed. Help them to embrace the hope of the Babe in the Manger.

For those who worry about their soldier overseas, give them a peace that passes understanding. Help them to find constructive ways to deal with the stress of this situation. And for our governmental leaders, both friendly and not, help them to see past their fears and anger and embrace the One who is called Love. We ask you Lord to bring a lasting peace to the World Lord that your kingdom might come and you will be done. In the name of the Christmas Baby.

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Without ceasing

May we keep our hearts turned to Him in a continual attitude of prayer. May our spirits be ever connected to His as we commune with Him every minute of every day. Truly He is our breath and we need that breath surging within us at all times.

What a mighty and powerful God we serve!


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I pray for peace during this season of peace. I pray for those who feel rushed, frustrated or hassled because of the demands the season puts on them. I pray for those who may be dealing with difficult family relations or grief over those who are no longer there. And I pray particularly for Your people, that we might see past the hustle and the bustle and celebrate the birth of your Son.

In Jesus' Name,

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Fourth Week of Advent: Preparation

Jesus, as the Father prepared the world for your first advent, so prepare us for your return. Help us to not only long for you to come back, but to actively build for your Kingdom each day. Prepare our hearts to follow you while we anticipate the restoration of all things. Amen

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Luke 2:28-32 "Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying 'Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel'.

Thank you for fulfilling the desire of Simeon's heart ~ not only did he see You, but he held You in his arms.  And I thank You, Lord, that what Simeon waited a lifetime to see has been revealed for all who will open their eyes.  You are the light of the world.  You are the hope of salvation for all who believe.   I love You.  Amen.

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The Power of His Presence

Matthew 1:23 (NLT)
“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’”

Thank you Father for the gifts of Christmas which include hope, joy, peace, love, mercy, grace forgiveness and so much more. But, especially thank you for the gift of yourself in the person of you Son. Your presence with us is our greatest treasure because there is nothing in all creation that can compare to the intimate relationship and fellowship with have with you.   

Therefore Father we take heart with the words Moses spoke to Israel: “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deut. 31:6 (NLT)

Father for the priceless gift of your abiding presence and love we will be eternally grateful and say with the Apostle Paul: “.. I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (NLT)


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Let us find our Rest in Thee

Come, thou long expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in thee.

Israel's strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

Born thy people to deliver,
born a child and yet a King,
born to reign in us forever,
now thy gracious kingdom bring.

By thine own eternal spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by thine all sufficient merit,
raise us to thy glorious throne.

United Methodist Hymnal, 1989

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God Became One of Us


I thank You that though we are sinners and deserve nothing, You sent Your Son to pay the price for our sins. Help us never to lose the wonder of this. Help us never to forget how incredible it is that God would become a man and that He would become a man to save us. Help us to live the whole year in light of that truth.

In Jesus' Name,

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Isaiah 21:8  " Day after day, my Lord, I stand on the watchtower; every night I stay at my post."
Dear Lord, in my spirit, I will post myself on the watchtower of prayer and listen for Your signals.  I want to be alert to Your Word and Your actions.  Speak to me and give me clear direction, I pray.  I want to stay when You say stay, move when You say move and never, never fall asleep at my post."

Oh Lord, with our country in turmoil and fear, prayer is the key.  As Christians we need to be on the watchtower of prayer every day.  Lifting up our country, our leaders, our pastor, our teachers.  All the parents who influence family.  Lord help us to be faithful as the salt and light of the earth.

Help all of us who are called by Your NAME to be bold in our living and faithful to our post.   I love You.  Amen.

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Mercy Christmas

Father, one of the words that reveal the necessity of Christmas is mercy. Within the meaning of this wonderful word is the revelation you gave of yourself to Moses: “The LORD passed in front of Moses, calling out, “Yahweh! The LORD! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. 7 I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations. I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin…..” Exodus 34:6-7 (NLT)

Father the Apostle Paul shared this glorious truth with his friend Titus: “When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, 5 he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy…..”. Titus 3:4-5 (NLT)

Father we rejoice in the reality of your mercy and join the Psalmist in saying: “The LORD is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love…. 10 He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.” Psalm 103:8 & 10 (NLT)

Father as we investigate the necessity of Christmas we come to a clear and compelling understanding that without mercy there can be no Christmas and without Christmas there can be no forgiveness. Thank you Father for the joys of Christmas experienced in the gift of your mercy.

Yes, thank you Father, that in your grace you gave us want we don’t deserve and in your mercy you don’t give us what we do deserve. Indeed we can proclaim Merry Christmas because it was a Mercy Christmas.


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A Peacemaker Prayer

We ask you Father to help us to be, and to become, peacemakers. We pray first for ourselves, that we would find and experience a deep peace within. That we might experience that aspect of the fruit of your Spirit in such a way that it would spill out to each person our lives touch. May your peace spread through us to our neighbors, our cities, our states and our nations.

In this season of Advent, may the reality of the Prince of Peace be present in a new way. May the Babe of Bethlehem spread his peace throughout the world. And as this year closes and a new one appears, we pray that Spirit led peacemakers would arise in the world. That those who only know war would begin to learn and experience peace.

In the name of the One who brings peace.


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Father God, may we never forget to have HOPE in this world in a time when things seem hopeless. May we never neglect to choose JOY in our daily lives when it seems like we can't find it no matter how hard we search. And may we always remember to keep CHRIST in our celebration of Christmas and be ever mindful of the significance of His birth every day of our lives. 

What a wonderful Savior we serve. What a mighty and powerful God He is! He is King of kings and Lord of lords and worthy of all our praise! 

Thank you, LORD for being so good. Thank you for loving us and redeeming us and being our HOPE, our JOY and our SALVATION.

"And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
(Revelation 19:16)


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Christmas Spirit


I pray for your people, that they would see beyond the busyness of the season to worship You and remember the birth of Your Son. I pray that we may also avoid bickering over details of how the secular world acknowledges Christmas. May we invite others to come to You with a heart of love rather than one of anger. And may we remember Your Son in all the activities we engage in.

In Jesus' Name,

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Advent: Hope

Father, thank you for the hope we have in you. Thank you that no matter how dark life may be, we have hope because of Christ. Even if we give up, you never give up on us. We have hope because we are children of the Creator of all things. Thank you. Amen

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Matthew 1:1  "The record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ son of David, the son of Abraham."

We find name after name after name.  Many people reading this would skip over as boring, but nothing could be less true.

Dear Lord Jesus, what a wonder it is that You entered the human race as You did.  You chose to incarnate Yourself through a genealogy of mixed tribes and races, bluebloods and bullies, heroes and harlots, saints and sinners.  Thank You for representing each person on earth, for identifying with every one of us.  Thank You Lord, for reaching out to me, here and now, right where I am.  I love You.  Amen.


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Prince of Peace

Isaiah 9:6-7 (NLT)
    “ 6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 His government and its peace will never end……..”

Father the peace Jesus brings is personal because it calms our troubled hearts. It is practical because it is available to all who believe in him. And it is permanent because nothing in time and eternity will ever nor can ever destroy it. As the Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians in Philippi: It is “God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand…..” Philippians 4:7 (NLT)

Thank you Father for this wonderful gift of peace and I pray, especially in this Christmas season, for the blessing of this peace on your people as Paul prayed in 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NLT)

….may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation……”

In the name of him alone who is our Savior and Peace, Jesus.


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Praying Psalm 91 | under your wings we find refuge

Lord we are thankful that we are living in your shelter and we are protected in the shadow of your power.

We confess that you are our refuge and fortress when we are afraid. Our God in whom we trust.

You are a mighty deliverer capable of snatching our souls from the traps of the enemy and the flesh. You are able to defeat everything that comes against us.

Our trust is in you Lord!

You Lord have covered us and under your wings we find refuge. Your faithfulness is a shield and buckler to those who take refuge in you.

Because of you Lord we will not fear the terrors of the night. Nor the arrows that fly by day. Nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness. Nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

Calamity may come to a thousand; ten thousand may be pursued by evil; but it will not come near us because you are with us.

Our trust is in you Lord!

We have made you our dwelling place Lord. Your presence is precious to us. You are our refuge. Your promise is that no evil shall be allowed to befall us; no plague come near our house.

We rejoice that you have commanded your angels concerning us to guard us in all our ways. On their hands they will bear us up lest we injure our bodies.

We are thankful that you are our protection from all manner of danger. You will shield us from all harm. You will watch over us.

Our trust is in you Lord!

We run to you and hold fast to you in love. We look to you for deliverance and confess the name of Jesus as we pray.

Thank you Lord that you hear us when we pray. Out of your goodness you respond to us and are always there.

We bless your name because you have promised to be with us in trouble, to rescue us, to honor us, to satisfy us and to save us.

Our trust is in you Lord!

First published here on December 14, 2009

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Giving Thanks

Though Thanksgiving  is past, I would like to pause to give thanks. As I have said before, this has been a hard summer for me. But it is at these times we most need to give thanks.


I thank You for bringing us through my wife's bout with cancer. I thank You that she is almost through chemo-therapy and it has gone relatively well. I pray that the cancer may not come back. I thank You for bringing us through the more minor problem of my gall bladder removal and pray that the problem may be finished with. I thank You for bringing us through the closing down of the church congregation we were part of and that You have led us to another congregation to be part of. I thank You that we can come to You and pray to you even in the darkest times, and You can bring us through.

In Jesus' Name,

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First Week of Advent: Longing

Everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being: You have made us for yourself, so that our hearts are restless until they rest in you.

Augustine of Hippo

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Mark 13:26-37

Dear Lord, how I long for the day of Your coming!  As I watch and wait, help me to keep short accounts with You, to be sensitive to my sins or failures, to be immediate in confession and wholehearted in repentance, to receive Your cleansing and restoration with a joyful and worshiping heart.  Let me not be ashamed, but rather rejoice at our appearing.  Come soon Lord Jesus.   I love You.  Amen.

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A Prayer of the Apostle Paul for Us

Ephesians 3:16 (NLT)
     I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.

Father what we need in our lives is the answer to what Paul prayed for other Christians, that is the unleashed, unhindered and unlimited strength that comes through the Holy Spirit. To be infused, empowered and enabled by the indwelling Holy Spirit is the greatest resource we could ever imagine or experience.

Then Father, verse 17  tells us the results of the Holy Spirit’s work in us: “17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” Ephesians 3:17-19 (NLT)

Father it is strength of soul we need, not just to endure, but to triumph in all of life’s circumstances. That is what the Holy Spirit does in us. So then Paul’s prayer will be answered for us as it was for them so long ago.


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Thanksgiving Prayers

Come, Lord Jesus, our guest to be
And bless these gifts bestowed by Thee.
And bless our loved ones everywhere,
And keep them in Your loving care.

          - traditional Moravian blessing

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
We give you thanks O Lord.

          - Ralph Waldo Emerson (last line added)

Almighty and gracious Father,
we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season
and for the labors of those who harvest them.

Make us, we ask you, faithful stewards of your great bounty,
to supply our needs and to relieve those who are in need,
to the glory of your Name.

          - Adapted from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer


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Prayer for Refugees


I pray for the refugees from Syria, those who are true refugees, people looking for a home. That You will take care of them, find them a home and a safe place to live and prosper, and that they may come to know You if they do not. I pray for those among them who intend harm, that their plans may be thwarted, that intended victims  will be protected from them, and that they may repent and turn to You. I pray for all those involved in dealing with the situation, that they may have compassion and caution in proper measure, to know how to best handle the problem.

 In Jesus' Name,

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Prayer of Thanks

Father, thank you for the many blessings you give us, from our daily bread and the air we breathe to the undeserved favor you show us each day. We thank you for the hard times you have brought us through and the things we have learned from them. Thank you that we can be sure you are a loving Father whose heart is good toward us and who gives us what is best. Amen.

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For the Passion and Death of your Divine Son
we thank you Father
through the Cross, He redeemed the world.
For the Church
we thank you Father
it is our beacon for salvation.

For the martyrs and saints who give testimony to your Son
we thank you Fathertheir witness to your Son is our inheritance.

For our loved ones and friends who have died and gone before us
we thank you Father
their love abides with us forever.

For loving spouses
we thank you Father
together we seek you.

For the gift of children
we thank you Father
they are your precious gifts to us and to the world.

For the gift of our families, loved ones and good friends
we thank you Father
Through them we see the reflection of your Son.

For jobs, our homes and all that we have
we thank you Father
give us only that which we need, as we seek Your Kingdom.

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Waiting for Christs' Return

Titus 2:11-13 (NLT)
     For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. 12 And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, 13 while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed.


Father we look forward to the return of Christ based on his promise in John 14:3 (HCSB) “I will come back….” With the assurance of his promise You also have given us clear instructions as to how we should live in anticipation of that glorious event. We are to live with wisdom in our decisions, righteousness in our actions and devotion in our worship.

Father, such a life will sustain us in uncertain times and strengthen us with hope as we wait patiently and enthusiastically for Christs return.

Revelation 22:20 (NLT)
     He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!


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Prayers for Mercy

We do not make requests of you because we are righteous,
but because of your great mercy. – Daniel 9:18

Answer me when I call to You, O my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer. -Psalm 4:1

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint;
O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony. -Psalm 6:2

O Lord, see how my enemies persecute me!
Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death. -Psalm 9:13

Hear my cry for mercy as I call to You for help,
as I lift up my hands toward Your Most Holy Place. -Psalm 28:2

To You, O Lord, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy. -Psalm 30:8


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His strength

LORD, our prayer today is that we will get this down into the very marrow of our bones! We will understand that nothing we accomplish is done on our own. Nothing that we are able to do is done without your strength working in us. It is only by the mighty and powerful Spirit of God working in us and through us. We draw our strength from Christ. We draw our ability from You, LORD. You empower us and enable us to do things we never thought possible. Thank you for filling us with the sweet Holy Spirit and for doing mighty wonders within us for Your glory...


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Trust in Troublesome Times

We live in times which seem to be full of hostility to the Christian faith. Sometimes it is difficult to trust God in the situations we encounter. Sometimes it is easy to react in anger rather than in the love God calls us to have, even for our enemies.


Help us to trust You even when times are difficult. Help us to love those who oppose us and not just react to them the way they act toward us. Help to properly represent You in these sitautions.

In Jesus' Name,

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Father, your image bearers are under attack from those who live from hatred. We pray for the families of those killed in the horrendous attacks of recent days. Please comfort them. Please heal those who were injured. Please give wisdom to government leaders, as they carry out their responsibility to punish evil doers and protect their people.

We also pray for those whose worship of a false god leads them to carry out these atrocities. Reveal yourself to them as the one true God, and turn them to faith in Christ. Open their eyes to the emptiness of their religion and to your truth, beauty, and goodness. Amen

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John 10:10 "The thief (Satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy."

Dear Lord, with the horrible attacks on Paris by Isis, it only shows us once again that those Isis Terrorists are like Satan in human skin.  Their motive, desire and actions are to STEAL, KILL AND DESTROY.

But the rest of that verse Lord, tells us YOU have come to give us LIFE and to the fullest.  What a comforting promise.

Lord, we are so saddened at the senseless loss of innocent lives at the hands of these evil men who  worship a false God, and think that by killing innocent people they are pleasing him.

We fall on our knees and pray that some measure of peace and comfort can come to the families of those who died, and those that are wounded and in hospitals.

We love you and long for your return to set up Your Kingdom, but until then give us courage in the face of danger, and boldness to share your Gospel with anyone who will listen.  YOU are the only answer.  I love You.  Amen


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Pray for Paris

1 Timothy 2:1 (NLT)
     I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people
(Paris). Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf…..”

Father I pray for the people of Paris, especially for those who have loved ones, family and friends that have either been killed or wounded by evil and wicked men. I pray for those who are now suffering and will for weeks, months and perhaps years to come.

Father may these hurting people experience your grace and peace that surpasses all understanding. May Your mercy sustain them as they struggle with questions that have no answer this side of heaven. May You, the God of all comfort, bring healing and hope to all in the despair and pain of broken hearts.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NLT)
     Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.

Through Jesus our Lord and Savior.

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Prayer for a Great Awakening

Dear God,

How mighty are your works in all the earth!

I want to thank you for the times you have made your presence felt in a mighty way.

Please, move in our hearts and of mankind that we might seek you with all we are and that we might experience a mighty revival among believers and a great awakening among those who have yet to believe and accept you as their God.

I praise you, Lord, and want to bless you with my life. I love you always and forever!

-a prayer offered by my niece Maria

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We can pray in confidence. We can pray believing. We can pray trusting....

Because our HOPE is in Christ alone.

"I will put my hope in God..."
Psalm 42:5

"...for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people..."
1 Timothy 4:10


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Building Christ's Church


I thank you that Christ is at work building His church. I thank you that He has given us, Your people, the privilege of being involved in that work. Help us not to be discouraged if things around us look bleak. Help us to trust You and stay at work doing the things You have led us to. Help us to remember that in the end You will triumph. Let us not  grow weary, but no matter how dark the situation looks, help us trust that You are still at work.

In Jesus' Name,

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Father, thank you for your goodness. Thank you that we can trust you to always do what is good and right. Thank you that your heart is always good toward us. Amen

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Dear Lord, two of your precious saints have joined you in heaven.  Alice first two months ago, and now last week Ray.  They had a life long love of 68 years of marriage and a life long love for You and your Word.  They are together again this morning in your presence.  

Lord, I think of my life long love with You.  I saw my need of a Savior when I was 10 and now at almost 75, I realize we have had a Life Long Love.  How I treasure it.  There have been battles to fight, and victories to win, and you have held me with your Almighty Strong Arm all these years.

How precious is the entrance of saints into your presence.  I long for that day too and until then want to live my life daily to bring Glory to You.  I love You.  Amen.

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Well, Father, it has been a busy day and looking forward to a busier, engaging and wonderful weekend of activity. Thank you for the health, energy, time and opportunity to share in the lives of family and friends.

Involvement is certainly an important aspect of joyful and meaningful living. I'll let you know how it goes. Of course, you will already know that, but the consideration is fun.



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Let the weak say, "I am strong"

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son

And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"

Give thanks
We give thanks to You oh Lord
We give thanks


-excerpts from "Give Thanks" song by Don Moen

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I want to want Thee...
I long to be filled with more longing..
I thirst to be made more thirsty still.
(A.W. Tozer)

Lord, give us a longing to know you deeper. Give us hearts to never be satisfied with our relationship with you. Fill us with an aching hunger for your Word! 

Keep us eagerly in the Scriptures and delight us with powerful manifestations of who You are! Thank you, LORD, for loving us and for being faithful and true in all things!

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Evil Defeated


I thank You that Satan and his minions are defeated foes. I thank You that no matter how scary and how evil this world becomes, we can know that Christ is going to win. Help your people to live in the light of that. And help them to share with others that the darkness in the world now is not the final reality.

In Jesus' Name,

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We Gather Together Hymn

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.
Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!
We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
-Adrianus Valerius
-Theodore Baker (translator)

Dear Lord ~ As we enter the month of November, the month of Thanksgiving help us to count our blessings, and look for those less fortunate and be loving, caring and generous.  We thank you for Your love, protection, salvation, generosity and want to demonstrate each of those to those around us.  Make this a month of selflessness and show us opportunities to do what Jesus would do.  We love You.   Amen.


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