Our Prayer Time

We encourage you to join your church family in praying the following prayer each day of the week for the week indicated. Suggested prayers will be focused on specific endeavors that we are undertaking as a church, prayers for our community or nation, or prayers concerning world events.
Prayer Focus for the Week of November 27
Gracious God, we give You thanks for the members of our choir, the Crossroads Praise Band, our Director of Music, and our Organist, all of whom work diligently to present their best musical offerings to You each week. We thank You for all the ways their music enhances our worship and helps us to focus our hearts and minds on You. We ask a special blessing on our cantata, that all who are present may be reminded in a personal way of Your love and faithfulness this holiday season as they hear Your gospel presented through music. In Jesus’ name, we pray with thanks. Amen.
Prayer Focus for the Week of December 4
Faithful God, we thank You for Your presence in our lives as we walk through this final month of 2022. Soon, we will look forward with anticipation to what the new year will bring, but until then, there are parties and gatherings, dinners and lunches, observances and celebrations to come. Help us to always be aware of the ways You are moving in our lives. Help us to be mindful of those around us, and show us ways in which we can bless others. Thank You for Your many gifts in our lives, Lord. Kindle the light of Your love and Spirit within us anew, that we may share Your love and warmth with all the world. In the name of Your precious Son, we pray. Amen.
Prayer Focus for the Week of December 11
Gracious God, we thank You for friends, both new and old. We thank You for the gift of celebration. We thank You that we are able to be a part of something larger than ourselves, to see the world with broader perspective, larger hearts, and greater compassion. Thank You, too, Lord, for this journey toward Bethlehem and the manger, for reminding us of the most precious gift of Your Son. It is in His name that we pray this with thanksgiving. Amen.
Prayer Focus for the Week of December 18
Heavenly Father, this week we enter the home stretch to Christmas, that day in which we celebrate the coming of Your Son to earth, to live and walk among us, as one of us. As we celebrate Emmanuel, God-with-Us, fill our hearts with Your love, peace, compassion and joy and let these gifts overflow from our hearts into the lives of all we meet. Help us love one another as You have loved us, and help us walk with one another in grace and mercy. We are so grateful, Lord, for Your faithful love, for Your goodness, kindness, and patience with us. We cannot thank You enough for the abundance of blessings You have bestowed on us. We give You praise for all these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.