Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Daily Prayer

God of Our Fathers, please hear our prayers and answer. Have mercy on your people. We pray especially for:

  • People grieving the loss of a loved one.
  • People in hospice, nursing homes, hospitals.
  • People in need of spiritual restoration.
  • People living in war zones of all types.
  • People on the margins of society.
  • People searching for meaning in their lives.
  • People who are batting addictions.
  • People who are consumed by anger.
  • People who are chronically ill.
  • People who are discouraged and despondent.
  • People who are homeless and hungry.
  • People who are nursing emotional wounds.
  • People who are persecuted because of their faith.
  • People who are weary, worn, and sad.
  • People who have been victimized by unjust policies.
  • People whose thoughts are troubled.
  • People who are barely holding onto hope.
  • People who ache from the pain of church hurt.
  • People who are overworked and underpaid.
  • People who search for meaning in their lives.

Focus Scripture: Acts 7:30-34 “And when forty years had passed, an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai. When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he drew near to observe, the voice of the Lord came to him, saying, ‘I am the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ And Moses trembled and dared not look. ‘Then the Lord said to him, “Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground. I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt; I have heard their groaning and have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt.”’

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Daily Prayer

Almighty God, there is nothing too hard for you. Forgive us of our sins and provide for the needs of your people, we pray. We lift up our prayer concerns today, especially:

  • Civil service and social service workers.
  • Doctors and other healthcare professionals.
  • First responders and home-care providers.
  • Government leaders and politicians.
  • Justice workers and peacemakers.
  • Law enforcement officers.
  • People who speak truth to power.
  • Leaders in governmental positions
  • Our communities and our households.
  • Refugees from all manner of strife.
  • School principals and other school administrators.
  • Stewards of the environment.

Focus Scripture: Psalm 78:17-20

17 But they sinned even more against Him
By rebelling against the Most High in the wilderness.
18 And they tested God in their heart
By asking for the food of their fancy.
19 Yes, they spoke against God:
They said, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
20 Behold, He struck the rock,
So that the waters gushed out,
And the streams overflowed.
Can He give bread also?
Can He provide meat for His people?”

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Daily Prayer

Beloved Jesus, help us to stay focused on important things. When we get distracted, help us to see You. We pray for our children today; we pray especially for:

  • Children experimenting with things they don’t understand.
  • Children victimized by violence.
  • Children who are hungry and homeless.
  • Children who are trying to do the right thing.
  • Children who can’t see their future from here.
  • Children who don’t feel loved.
  • Children who feel abandoned and alone.
  • Children who have been bullied and abused.
  • Children who have been discarded by the system.
  • Children who have lost their way.
  • Children who have no hope.
  • Children who have been traumatized by the violence in our world.

Focus Scripture: Matthew 17:1-9 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.” And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.

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