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 15
Jehovah-Rapha, You are our Shepherd; we are Your people and the sheep of Your pasture.* You lead us beside still, quiet waters, and You refresh and restore our souls.** Yet, we confess that we are a weary people, Lord. Please help us to seek Your presence, that we might be renewed in body, mind, and spirit. We gratefully pray this in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.
Prayer Focus for the Week of November 22
Gracious God, we praise Your name, for You are worthy to be praised. As we connect this week with family and friends to give thanks for the abundance of blessings You have bestowed on us, we also want to give thanks that You are our God – a God Who sees us, Who hears us, and Who knows us intimately. You are God-with-Us, not “God Far Away.” Thank You for Your love, forgiveness, and mercy. We pray this with thanksgiving, in the mighty name of Your Son, Jesus. Amen.

Prayer Focus for the Week of November 29

“O come, O come, Emmanuel!” we sing in patient expectation of celebrating Jesus’ birth and also of His return. Lord, this year has been trying for us in many ways. As we enter this season of anticipation, help us prepare our hearts anew to receive Your most generous gift. Help us, too, to find ways to share that gift with others. And though we may not be able to come together physically as one body to celebrate Your Son, grant us a renewed passion to lift our voices, spirits, and hearts as one in praise, wherever we may be, ever mindful that we are Your Church, and we are Your beloved children. For this, we are grateful, and we pray this in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.
Prayer Focus for the Week of December 6
God of Hope, we have dealt with many kinds of darkness this year, and we are entering that season where the darkness falls earlier and the nights seem longer. Help us to remain patient in our waiting. Help us to remember that You are our hope. Let us not forget that Your Son is our Light, in Him is life, and He has overcome the darkness* – in whatever form that darkness takes. Your Holy Spirit in us is “far stronger than anything in the world,”** and knowing this, we rejoice, for every victory belongs to You, Lord. We joyfully give thanks in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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