The Morning Prayers
God of Love and Mercy, we turn to you as we continue our journey through Lent. During these 40 days, we ask you to search our souls, create in us a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within us. Help us to heed Christ's call for a spiritual rebirth; enable us as you claim our lives and call us into a new land of your promise. Lord, we turn to you because you are our light and salvation. Keep us in your arms, bless us, and lead us by your mighty hand as we pray...
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
For Mary and Tom Kovoor who ask for prayers for the family of Siby Cherian. Tom’s cousin who passed away unexpectedly last week.
Please be with us on this Lenten journey and help us to remember that your own spirit can guide us in the right direction.
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 those prayers too personal to share with anyone but You.
Lord, we know you receive what is in our hearts. Let us be inspired by your words and by the actions of your son, Jesus.
We ask for guidance for parents, children, youth and teachers adjusting to new ways of learning.
Guide us to make sacrifices this Lent in the spirit of self-denial and with greater attention to you and to those around us.
Help us to use our lives to reflect your glory and to serve others as your son Jesus did.
We are saddened by the deaths of 500,000+ of our fellow citizens. We join everyone across our nation in mourning.
Help us to see your love in the passion, death and resurrection of your son.
Help us to observe Lent in a way that allows me to celebrate that love.
Sometimes our hearts turn in every direction except towards you. Help us
to turn our hearts toward you, to gaze upon you in trust and to seek your kingdom with all of our heart.
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..
God, you call us back to you with all of our hearts. We feel your call for us deep in our hearts and we know you want us back as much as we want to return. Give us the wisdom to know how to return. Make our journey back to you this Lent one of grace, forgiveness and gentle love.
O God our Father, we thank you for the gifts of life and love. We thank you that we live and worship in a country where such freedom is commonplace. Thank you for the opportunity to give up that which we want but don't need. But most of all, Lord, we thank you for the gift of Jesus who taught us how to live, how to die, and how to be raised to new life in the here and now. Amen