Pastoral Prayer - 25 Jun 2017
Tony E Dillon-Hansen
Holy and Gracious God, let us first come to in you the quiet prayers and meditations of our hearts and minds.
God of Mercy, we are humbled to be in your presence with our friends and neighbors. We come to be with You in this time and place and to remember our neighbors that need our compassion and love. We are reminded to trust and have faith in Your wisdom.
God of Mercy and Compassion, we are grateful that you have given us this day, our friends, our families, and our lives. We are truly sorry for not always being faithful to You. We ask for Your humble guidance and mercy always.
God of Mercy remind us to be truly grateful of these gifts that You bestow upon us.
Let us feel you comfort and guide us.
Be with us in the darkest valleys and we will fear no evil.
We believe you are our rock, your rod and our staff for you comfort us and we are grateful.
We ask for You to continue to help our friends, neighbors and leaders. We thank you for the many neighbors you have given to us and the many ideas we share about your grace. We value all of your people, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, gay, straight, Muslim, Jew, atheist and the many ways we call ourselves as children of God. Thank you for allowing us to be children of You.
Restore our sight, our minds and our path and ways to You our God, our Jesus – your Spirit among us. Let us see you at the gate in all of Your splendor, that we may be saved.
Reach out with Your arms of comfort and guidance to the people of caught in the middle of domestic violence and wars that have destroyed their homes, families, and lives.
Help our neighbors in struggling to make ends-meet with the hope of Your glowing presence. Help them renew faith in You.
Comfort and help those struggling with mental illness, memory, addiction and the many stress of life. Let us turn to You and Your wisdom.
Yes, we are in need of You and Your guidance. Let us let go of noise, wild attention, strangers, bandits and material world to see your grace that you have bestowed to us every day and every hour.
We thank you for Your wisdom in our lives.
Thank You for allowing us to wonder and to doubt.
Thank you for helping us to grow with You.
Thank you that you are here to protect and to guide us in uncertain times.
Thank you for the many people that came before us, to show us, and to walk with us to be Your examples of love and Heaven on Earth.
Show us Your peace to our divided communities that we may heal and to be Your community.
Through Christ we Pray, Amen