Prayer for Today and Every Day

Photo by Stephen W. Hiemstra
Photo by Stephen W. Hiemstra

God of all mercy, Loving Son, Healing Spirit:

We praise you for creating the heaven and earth; all that is, was or will ever be; things seen and unseen.

We look upon your creation and marvel at its beauty, seeing not you but merely the work of your hands, and, having seen it, we want to praise you.

We thank you for sharing yourself in the person of Jesus of Nazareth; who in life was a role model for sinners, in death became a ransom for sin, and in new life gave us the hope of salvation.

We look upon the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and see your love for us and want to praise you.

We thank you for your Holy Spirit; who is ever close, sustains all things, provisions all things, and gives every good gift.

We see your power displayed throughout creation, making all things new, and just want to praise your name.

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts, the giver of life, and the redeemer of men and women, in whom we trust

and have our being. Amen.

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13. Prayers of a Life in Tension by Stephen W. Hiemstra

Prayers_of_a_Life_in_Tension_webResurrected Lord,

Thank you for the hope that comes in the midst of life and death. Be especially present with those that grieve—grieve over the loss of a loved one, grieve over a life not lived according to plan, grieve over sin and brokenness and shame.  Show us the road to recovery, wholeness, and restoration; show us the plans that you have laid out for us—plans for welfare, not evil, for a future, and a hope in you.
Grant us godly grief that produces repentance and redemption and new life in joy.  In the power of your Holy Spirit, wipe away our tears so that we might behold the Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Prayer Day 35: A Christian Guide to Spirituality by Stephen W. Hiemstra

Espera verano 2015
Espera verano 2015

Almighty Father. King of kings. Lord of lords. Thank you for your ongoing presence in our lives. Redeem our relationships; guarantee our fidelity; mentor our leadership. In the power of your Holy Spirit, bless our families, our churches, and our work places. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Padre Todopoderoso, Rey de Reyes, Señor de Señores, gracias por Tu presencia constante en nuestras vidas. Redime nuestra relaciones; guía nuestra fidelidad; fomenta nuestro liderazgo. En el poder del Espíritu Santo, bendice nuestras familias, nuestra iglesia, y nuestros lugares de trabajo. En el precioso nombre de Jesús oramos. Amén.

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