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 March 5
Creator of all, there are days when all the news just seems bad. Nay-sayers and doomsdayers seem to be everywhere we look. But as spring approaches, we are reminded once again of Your grace and mercy. Out of the barrenness of winter, the buds of spring begin to bloom. In the same way, Your light penetrates our hearts and souls, pouring into the cracks and crevices, soothing hurts and healing wounds, and soon new life begins to grow up and blossom. We thank You for Your love, for pouring Your grace into our lives and bringing refreshing and renewal from what seemed dead, inert, or broken beyond repair. With thanksgiving, we pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer Focus for the Week of March 12
Gracious God, as we retrace the path Your Son traveled on His way to the cross, we are called to look within ourselves, examine our hearts, and return to You in repentance. As we do this, please help us to remember that You love us in spite of our flaws, in spite of our failures, and there is nothing we can do that will diminish Your love for us. Your mercies are new every morning, Faithful God, and for that, we are so grateful! With full and thankful hearts, we pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer Focus for the Week of March 19
Almighty God, You are our hiding place, our strong fortress that we run to in times of trouble. Help us remember that we also need You when times are good. As we follow Jesus’ journey, help us see how He relied on You and sought Your will in every season and circumstance, and help us do the same. We praise You, Father, for Your faithfulness. Amen.
Prayer Focus for the Week of March 26
Holy God, we approach the cross of Jesus soiled with the stain of our sins, struggling under the weight of our guilt and shame. We deserve the punishment Your Son bore, yet He was innocent. We deserve death, yet He is the One Who died for us. Move our hearts to repentance, Father, and then remind us. Remind us that Easter is coming. Remind us that the Son will rise. Remind us that the Light of the world bore our sins, our guilt, our shame and our punishment and bathed us in love, mercy, and forgiveness, washing away our sins, healing our brokenness, and reconciling us to You. Thank You, God, for the gift of salvation through Your Son, Jesus. Amen.
Prayer Focus for the Week of April 2
Heavenly Father, this week we journey with Christ from His triumphal entry to his death on the cross. With the disciples, we will experience elation that turns into confusion and then fades to darkness. Remind us, Father, of why Your Son had to die, but let us also not forget that Sunday is coming, and our hope rests in Jesus. Thank You, Father, for saving us, for cleansing us, and for transforming us daily into the people You have called us to be. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
Prayer Focus for the Week of April 9
Father-God, You are our joy and our hope. Easter reminds us that because Christ was raised from the dead, we who are “in Christ” have the assurance of eternal life. It is a certainty that all things good and desirable are possible for those who love You, because Christ lives and reigns as King of our lives. We thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit, our daily Companion who assures us of grace that never fails us. In the incomparable name of Your Son, with thankful hearts, we pray. Amen.
– adapted from “An Easter Prayer” by Charles Ferrell