Prayer for Those Confused

snow_bushes_2019By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Merciful father,

All praise and honor be to you, Lord most high, because you created us in your image and have adopted us as your children in Jesus Christ giving life meaning and purpose.

Forgive us for losing our way, forgetting our heritage, and giving into the Spirit of the Age.

We give thanks for your presence in our lives, for health, for family, and for the many blessings.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, grant us strength, clear our minds, and focus us on your will for our lives. May we remember who we are and in whose image we are created.

In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Prayer for Those Confused

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A Worship Prayer

Nativity
Art by Stephen W. Hiemstra

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Almighty God,

All majesty and power are yours for you touch our hearts and calm our nerves, refreshing life as none other.

Forgive our  sleepy eyes and irreverent attitudes, draw us closer to you with wonder and beauty and awe.

Thank you for blotting out the passions of the week. Lay bare our souls that we might be healed; excise wandering spirits that might never again be tormented.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, teach us to sing a new song, one of power and grace, that our joy may be complete and we more fully reflect your image to those around us.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

A Worship Prayer

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Prayer from the Heart

Stephen W. Hiemstra, Twins
Art by Stephen W. Hiemstra

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Merciful father, beloved son, spirit of truth,

In sending your son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross we learned of your mercy and love. For this and for creating us, we give you all honor and praise.

Forgive us, Lord, for being so timid in practicing your sacrificial love and for letting our eyes wander from here to there.

Thank you, Lord, for being available, for modeling true love, and for drawing us to yourself in spite of our rebellion and tainted affections.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, restore us to the divine image that you gave us in Jesus of Nazareth. Leave us not to the folly of our heart’s desires, but teach us to number our years aright.

In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Prayer from the Heart

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Simple Prayer

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Lansing, Michigan, 1983

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Gracious father,

For the simple things in this life we offer you praise and give you the glory. Simple things like sunshine and the rain that waters the land bringing forth much fruit in its season.

Forgive us Lord for choosing to be complicated find ways around your simple truths that tire us and wear us down, much as we would deny it.

But we give thanks that when the smoke and dust of our lives clear you are still with us and for us.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, heal our brokenness, our divisions, and simple stubbornness, that you might draw us closer to you, day by day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Simple Prayer

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Storyteller’s Prayer

T2Pneuma Banner, 2019By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Holy Father, For your willingness to condescend to our level of understanding, we offer praise and glory to your name, great author of our faith (Heb 12:2 KJV).

Forgive us, Lord, for putting on airs and speaking above the comprehensive of our readers and listeners, thinking that we are better than them.

Yet, we give thanks for the gifts and talents that you have given us in the written and spoken word.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, lead us down the storylines that you would have us tell. Help us to show only what you would have us write. May our writing always lift up our readers and point them to you.

In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Storyteller’s Prayer

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Prayer for the Impoverished

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Almighty Father,

All praise and honor be to you for you shelter us from hurricanes and other storms in spite of our poverty of spirit and resources.  

We confess that too often we are tight fisted and only remember our obligations when it benefits us directly or indirectly.  

Yet, we thank you for sending your son to teach us hospitality and generosity of body and mind and spirit.  

In the power of your Holy Spirit, grant us gentle reminders of our need for charity and grace, grant us strength for the day, grace for those we me, and peace that we might grow closer to you day by day.

In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Prayer for the Impoverished

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Prayer for the Fallen

Art by Stephen W. Hiemstra

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Merciful Father,

All glory and power are yours,because you created and sustain our good universe.There is none like you and we praise your name.  

We confess that we are unworthy to stand before you because of our sin and unable to stand before because you stand outside time and space where we reside.  

We thank you for our redemption in Jesus Christ who not only bridged the gap between us in time and space, but also covered our sins bridging the gap between us and your holy nature.  

In the power of your Holy Spirit, aid us in our reconciliation with one another and open the hearts of those around us to your perfect love.  In the glorious name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer for the Fallen

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A Steward’s Prayer

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Lancaster PA
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Lancaster PA

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Father of All Creation:

We praise and honor you for you created and sustain us even when we are forgetful and negligent of our stewardship duties.

Forgive our neglect of the created world that we live in and depend on for our very lives.

We thank you for life and your Holy Spirit that sustains us and grants us every good and precious gift for existence and ministry.

We beg your patience with us.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, send us gentle reminders of our obligations to those around us and to your beautify earth. Sustain the freshness of our air and the cleanliness of our water. May our dispositions remain as temperate as your weather. Grant us shelter from the inevitable storms of life and may we extend your Gospel to all who would listen.

In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

A Steward’s Prayer

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Invocation

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Heavenly Father,

All praise and honor be to you for you give us family with whom we can share our joys and sorrow and who give life meaning.

Forgive us when we let our families down and focus more on ourselves than those around us.

Thanks for family meals, vacations together, and all the support that our families offer.

Draw us now to yourself. In the power of the Holy Spirit, open our hearts, illumine our minds, and strengthen our hands in your service. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen

Invocation

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A Dancer’s Prayer

Nixon Inauguration, 1971
Inauguration, 1971

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Heavenly Father,

All praise and honor are yours for you are the light of the world and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1).

Forgive us for preferring the darkness when we should share your light.

We give thanks that the future is in you and in your Holy Trinity we witness your divine dance–Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

In the power of the Holy Spirit, teach us to be able dance partners in your eternal celebration.

In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

A Dancer’s Prayer

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