Prayers Friday 12th March 2021

Thank you, Lord, for giving me the Christian faith, which shows me the path to follow. Fill me with your life as I spend time with you. Give me my daily bread so that I can accomplish your work. Lord, I offer you all my shortcomings, sins, and fears. Help me to walk forward, trusting in your mercy and grace. I want to hate sin. Give me the grace I need to say no to the temptations I face. I want to be holy, I know I cannot do it on my own. Make your thoughts my thoughts and your desires my desires. Help me to move in your peace and patience today, alert to what you want me to do. Holy Spirit, I open my heart to you so that you can fill me and empower me. Help me to keep my gaze on you. Take me into deeper relationship with you. Change my heart to be more like yours. Give me the wisdom and patience to walk with you through all the different seasons in life. May my life be useful to you and bring glory to your name. Amen.
Let us continue to pray for the Church of Christ this Lenten season:
‘Jesus with thy church abide
Be her Saviour, Lord and Guide
While on earth her Faith is tried
We beseech thee, hear us
Keep her life and doctrine pure
Grant her patience to endure
Trusting in thy promise sure
We beseech thee, hear us
May her voice be ever clear
Warning of a judgment near
Telling of a Saviour dear
We beseech thee, hear us’
We will use the prayer of Hannah Kardon , a Methodist Pastor to pray for all mothers:
We remember all mothers especially those who are struggling, to fill them with incandescent joy.
To the Moms who are remembering children who have died, and pregnancies that miscarried.
To the Moms who decided other parents were the best choice for their babies, to the Moms who adopted those kids and loved them fierce.
To those experiencing frustration or desperation in infertility.
To those who knew they never wanted kids, and the ways they have contributed to our shared world.
To those who mothered colleagues, mentees, neighborhood kids, and anyone who needed it.
To those remembering Moms no longer with us.
To those moving forward from Moms who did not show love, or hurt those they should have cared for.
We honor the unyielding love and care for others we call ‘Motherhood,’ wherever we have found it and in whatever ways we have found to cultivate it within ourselves.
Lord in your mercy hear our prayers!