God of all wonders. We praise you for Mary’s faithfulness and Jesus’ miraculous birth. Bridge the gaps of holiness, time, and space between us. Open our minds to the miracles that we experience daily but neglect to think about. Open our hearts to accept your will for our lives. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Heavenly God. We praise you for graciously sending your son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We give glory to his name—our perfect priest, prophet, and king. In the power of your Holy Spirit, help us also to listen to his voice and obey his commands. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Almighty God. We praise you for creating the heavens and the earth, creating all that is, was, or will ever be, and creating things seen and unseen. We look on the order and beauty of your creation and just sing your praises. Grant us strength for each new day to reflect your goodness to those around us in joyful praise. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Heavenly Father. We praise you for shepherding us and resting with us in lush gardens. Feed our hungering and thirsting souls as we confront sickness and death. Shelter us in strong arms as we shelter the weak among us. Prosper us in righteousness as we model your love to those around us. Grant us your mercy through the storms of life until you lead us home (Ps 23). In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Heavenly Father. Beloved Son. Holy Spirit. Thank you for teaching us to pray. Be with us as we take new steps in our journey of faith. Open our minds as you have opened our hearts. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Almighty Father. We praise you for creating of heaven and earth, creating all that is, was, or will ever be, and creating all things seen and unseen. We look out on your creation and just praise your name. Keep us safe in your hands: seal our hearts; strengthen our minds; and shelter our bodies from all evil. In our hour of weakness, may we ever turn only to you. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
God of all compassion. You are the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. We praise you for your example of humility. We thank you for your sacrifice. Help us to confess our sins and forgive those who sin against us. In the power of your Holy Spirit, open our hearts, illumine our minds, and strengthen our hands in your service. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Gracious God. Give us the humility to pray for our daily needs. Walk with us during every step we take. Help us to be satisfied in all circumstances and to recognize your presence also in generosity. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen.
Heavenly Father. Beloved Son, Holy Spirit. We praise you for the hope of the resurrection, the inspiration of heaven, and the gift of your love in both. For we have seen our names carved in the palms of your hands (John 20:27) and are ashamed. Forgive our sin. Bless us with your presence both day and night. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Heavenly Father. We praise you for hope in the future and for the gift of patience. We praise you for the vision of Eden, the new kingdom of heaven, where our present world will pass away and a new world will replace it. For in Christ we know the end of the story. You are our rock and our salvation. To you and you alone be the glory. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.