For These I Pray
God, how can my prayer start without giving praise, For your mercy, and blessings, through all of my days?
I praise you, my Lord, as my soul strives to say: For these I pray:
For neighbors, for strangers, the sick, and my spouse, For children, and grievers, and those who have no house. For churches? More faith, Less fear, less hate!
These prayers to You, God, I elevate.
Please raise up my siblings Christ, whom thru You we find,
We're joined in God’s Spirit, through the blest “tie that binds”. May all receive Your love God, that is my prayer,
For any who resist You, every place, anywhere!
Created in Your image, each of us has a role.
May we strive Lord, to reach out, and touch another’s soul. May we try to serve others, put their needs and hopes first. May all dry souls come seek You, find a quench for their thirst.
Give to all God, Your comfort, bless each one at the start.
As we pray for our siblings? Bring them peace, touch each heart. How we need You, Lord Jesus! Shape our minds and attitude, Fill our hearts with Your acceptance, may we feel true gratitude!
Round the world there are believers whose lives diﬀer much from mine. May these siblings feel Your strength God, may they know you are Divine! God, I pray for all whose minds are tight, who need to see your love IS light.
For these I pray:
For liars, and mockers, those who issue cruel slurs,
That cause pain, shock and sadness, and dignity to blur. Help us change their darkness into Your light,
Banish evil, change for good, strive to do what is right.
Show us how, dear God, how to make hate diminish Raise the poor and the lonely, as your mission we finish. Thy will be done Lord, may we each do our part
To restore, and embrace, with a strong Christian heart.
I pray for PEACE, Lord And for SAFETY,
I ask for guidance every day, For all around the world, Those known, and unknown, I PRAISE you God,
For these I pray.
PRAYER SUBMITTED BY:
Member of MCC Lehigh Valley (Bethlehem, PA, USA)