For the strength you give us, the healing you lavish on us, and the shelter you offer us from many storms, we give you glory and honor.
We confess that we are weak, sin-sick, and blind to many fiascos of our own making.
But we thank you for your healing presence day and night. We thank you for modeling strength in the midst of chaos and wisdom in the midst of all foolishness. In the power of your Holy Spirit, grant us strength for the day, grace for those we meet, and peace that our hearts would never be troubled.
For your guidance in life’s choices, your grace, and infinite mercy, we praise and glorify in your name. There is none like you and you have given access to yourself in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Forgive our perpetual failings, for we fail ourselves and you daily under law and can only be justified through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.
Thank you for his example and for the many blessings that you have lavished on us through loving family and friends. Let us never forget.
In the power of your Holy Spirit, extend faith to our loved ones in spite of themselves and in spite of our weaknesses in witness.
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.
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.