Prayer Through The Ages
O God, since without you we are not able to please you; mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Gelasian Sacramentary (7th century)
Our Prayers and Prayer Requests
Dear God, in this season of Lent, we’re reminded of our own difficulties and struggles. Sometimes the way has seemed too dark. Sometimes we feel like our lives have been marked by such grief and pain, we don’t see how our circumstance can ever change. But in the midst of our weakness, we ask that you would be strong on our behalf. Lord, rise up within us, let your Spirit shine out of every broken place we’ve walked through. Allow your power to be manifest through our own weakness, so that others will recognize it is You who is at work on our behalf. We ask that you would trade the ashes of our lives for the beauty of your Presence. Trade our mourning and grief for the oil of joy and gladness from your Spirit. Trade our despair for hope and praise. We choose to give you thanks today and believe that this season of darkness will fade away. Thank you that you are with us in whatever we face and that you are greater than this trial. We know and recognize that you are Sovereign, we thank you for the victory that is ours because of Christ Jesus, and we are confident that you have good still in store for our future. We thank you that you are at work right now, trading our ashes for greater beauty. We praise you, for you make all things new. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Father hear our continued prayers...
For those prayers too personal to share with anyone but You.
May we act with humility to not just preserve our own safety and health, but to look beyond ourselves and think of how our actions will affect others.
We ask for guidance for parents, children, youth and teachers adjusting to new ways of learning.
For Mary and Tom Kovoor who ask for prayers for the family of Siby Cherian. Tom’s cousin who passed away unexpectedly last week.
We are saddened by the deaths of 500,000+ of our fellow citizens. We join everyone across our nation in mourning.
We pray for their families, friends and all those they influenced either directly or indirectly. That they may keep close the positive memories of those they have lost and carry on with their daily lives in peace..
We pray for protection for the vulnerable the elderly, the poor, those with health issues and all who at risk..
For doctors and scientists diligently working to heal the sick.
For all persons on the frontlines, especially Alayne Snyder, Dr Johnny and Riny Kovoor. and Erik Lindholm who are risking their lives to help those who are sick and dying
Father, during this time may we be a source of hope, comfort and love to all. Grant peace. Grant comfort. Grant healing. Be with us, Lord. Amen.