Prayers 21 Jan 2007 8:15 Service
Christ Lutheran Church
Gracious Lord, we want to thank you this morning for making our Christ Lutheran Church one body, working together for the common good of our ministry and this community. We thank you for our Pastors, Richard and Laura who guide us and teach us and for each and every one of the talents and abilities you have given us as individuals. Together we form one body, made up of many hands, many eyes and many voices who are joined into the ministries of Christ Lutheran. We thank thee oh Lord for this, your blessings.
Lord, remind us daily that even when life seems to be on the verge of crumbling around or is becoming an uphill battle, that you are the strength and fortress against evil and hard times. Help us to turn to you in prayer, to drink from your never-ending fountain of love and caring. You created the earth and the stars yet you bend down to listen to our worries. Guide us and mold us to pray, “Thy will be done”.
Dear Lord, we ask that you forgive us. We thought we could fix our problems on our own, do it by ourselves, not depend on you or the ones we love. It is so easy to hid within, yet we long to be in your presence. Help us to confess our weakness and release our burdens to you. We pray your gentle mercies and Holy Spirit is with us all, to lift the burdens of fear and worry.
Almighty God, we pray for all the leaders of this great country, in the federal, state and local governments, in our military here and over-seas, and in our diplomatic corps, that they will turn to you in their decision making. We pray that they will be full of integrity, honor, strength, faith in God and a righteous focus on the good of our nation. We pray your strength and protection be with our military men and women serving and protecting our rights as free Americans.