Teach me your way, Lord,
    that I may rely on your faithfulness;
give me an undivided heart,
    that I may fear your name.

I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;
    I will glorify your name forever.
 
For great is your love toward me;
    you have delivered me from the depths,
    from the realm of the dead.
Psalm 86: 11-13
I Love You Lord
Lord, Speak to Me
Prayer for Today...
Holy God, our experience of pandemic and lockdown has made us rethink the meaning of place. So often we have focused on buildings and how we make others welcome in those places. But the place where we all really need to be is in your arms of love, in your family and in your kingdom. For in your arms, your family and your kingdom there is not just room for all, but a role for all.

Inspire us with a fresh vision of how we can invite others into that place of encounter with you, offering welcome, forgiveness, grace and joy. Thank you for the promise of a place where each of us belongs and where you dwell among us. Amen.
Prayer Through the Ages...
Guide and govern your Church, O Lord, that we may walk warily in times of quiet and boldly in times of danger; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Franciscan Breviary (13th century)
Today We Pray...
Lord our God, we lift our hearts to you, our help in every need. You do so much for us even in difficult times, letting us always see your light and giving us your help in the many things you want us to bear in your strength, O Almighty God. Today we pray for:

  • For Peter Datino, Martha‚Äôs husband, recuperating from heart surgery in Florida,
  • The Rev. David Houston, a retired United Methodist pastor who served churches in the NY annual conference and is hospitalized in Poughkeepsie with complications from diabetes;
  • The family of Dr. Bob LaCamera, a noted New Haven pediatrician, clinical professor at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and devoted United Methodist layperson who passed away at the age of 95;
  • for all who have died from Covid 19 in this country and around the world; for those fighting the Coronavirus on the frontlines as caregivers;
  • for the protection of the vulnerable: the elderly, the poor, and those with health issues;
  • for the continuing gun violence that has taken the lives of so many Americans;
  • all those who are suffering from depression, fighting addiction, anxiety and all those who have no one to pray for them.  

Dear Father, in the end you will help our age come to your light. Through your great mercy let us receive your Word. Bless it within our hearts, and help us to serve you everywhere we go and in everything we are allowed to do. Amen.
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God of the Universe, thank you that every good and perfect gift comes from you, the Father of lights. Your word says that those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Please bless your church financially that your work may continue in this world. Inspire your people to give generously to support the ministry of VUMC.
Thank You!