Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Thoughts on today's Verse
God made us. While we were in our mother's womb, the Lord made us with loving care . He made us with a purpose for our lives and a promise to be with us every step of the way. God cares for us much better than even the very best shepherd cares for his sheep. So let's live as those who know our Leader, Creator, and King! Let's display his character, share his grace, extend his mercy, and offer his forgiveness. Let's show that we are his people!

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Prayer through the Ages
Lift up our souls, O God, to the glory of your presence; our minds
to the beauty of your being and our hearts to the purity of your love;
now and for ever. Amen. 

Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882)
Today's Prayer
We are truly thankful, dear LORD, that you are God. Thank you for being our Shepherd, our Father, and ourHero. Empower us as we seek to display your character and kindness to those around me.

In Jesus' name today we pray.

We know that you are with us and you fight for your people. We believe that it’s not by might, nor by power, but by your Spirit, that you make a difference in our world.

For those sick with Covid19. God, heal and sustain bodies and spirits.

God, protect our vulnerable populations and our elderly and those suffering from chronic disease. Provide for the poor, especially the uninsured.

For our friends working the Covid19 front lines: Alayne Snyder, Drs. Johnny and Riny Kovoor. and Erik Lindholm.

Lord Jesus, as we share a moment of silence together, we bring before you those needs known only to ourselves and name them in our hearts.
We are needy for you. Some days feel so broken and uncertain. We’re hurting, we’re struggling, and we’re aware, more than ever, of our own weaknesses, and of the dark forces that constantly surround us, fighting to gain ground in our lives and families. We choose to stand our ground today and say, “no more.”

We ask that you fill us with your Spirit of love and unity among believers all across this nation.

We ask for your help to set aside our differences and look to the greater cause, the cause of Christ. We ask that you would help us to truly live a life of love.

We know that this is only possible through the power of your Spirit, so we pray for your Spirit to move across our land in fresh ways. Turn your people back to you. Draw others to come to know you. Thank you that you are always with us to give us great purpose and hope.

We pray for our families, for every relationship most dear to us, that you would guard our time, and our lives together. We ask for your ability to quickly forgive hurts, for a renewed heart of compassion, for love and faithfulness to be evident in every decision and action.

We pray for your protection as one nation under God. We ask that you surround this country and cover us with your mighty hand. We pray for unity in our land, that in spite of our differences, we would be willing to stand strong together and live out our days with compassion and grace.

We ask for all these through Jesus the Christ, Amen. 
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