Opening Prayer – December 2, 2018

Dear Jesus,
Thank you for all your beauty. It really shines this time of year. Thank you for providing a free place to worship without fear. Thank you for an abundance that comes from your overflowing love.

There was a time when I relished the buildup toward Christmas. With all the holiday lights, Christmas songs. snowflakes. I looked forward to time with family. I still look forward to these things but it seems to come all in a rush. I have to shoehorn time with you. You are the greatest gift to us. A sign of great love. Help prepare our hearts for Christmas this season with your holy spirit. Let it wrap us like a blanket. Bring us closer together and more importantly bring us closer to your son. You are the grace and strength; the food that fuels our day. Lead all people together this season. As you taught, help us welcome the foreigners among us. You are the light of the world and can dispel all darkness. I ask us to take a moment now to center our hearts and minds on You, on your good news and on the teaching today.

Amen.

Prayer – December 30, 2018

Gracious, loving God,
Every day, there is no question of your abounding love. It surrounds us in the beauty of the season, the sunrise, the dark night skies and the friends around us. Let your love overflow through all parts of our lives. We pray for healing for Lisa, Steve, Betty, Dick and Gary. And bless this offering today. I pray you put in our hearts a constant reminder of the grace you shower upon us; that we open our minds to ways we can help each other and the community. That we give and glorify You unceasingly this week. 
We pray this in your name,
Amen

Closing Prayer – January 27, 2019

From something I read this week…

become totally attentive to God…. Allow that mountain, that tree, allow God to absorb you completely. Give attention, passionately, intensely, look and listen completely.

Gracious God,
We love You. Fill us up, completely Lord. Make us overflow, a love overflowing. Give us wisdom in our meeting. May Your will be done. I pray that we stop despairing. Through Jesus, Youve made us perfect. There’s good news everywhere. Strain ahead. May we offer you praise in all we do. I pray we go out into the world this week glorifying You in all things. 
Amen

Prayer – January 27, 2019

Creator God,
You are here. Thank you for your bountiful provision; for providing a safe place to gather and worship; for bringing together your church. I need to leave behind the tumultuous week. I need to leave the world and rest in your love, free of burdens and worry. For a moment, today, I pray we can release the shackles of the everyday and revel in your glory. You know our hearts. Calm our minds for you sent Your son to walk with us, to teach us and to die for us to free us. Thank you for Your grace. Renew our spirits, recenter us to your love through song and story and remind us that we have a place with you forever.

Amen

Prayer June 10, 2018

Gracious, Eternal God,
On good days and bad, You walk with me.
On good days and bad, I strive to match Your stride.
And to my relief, I feel Your boundless love and patience as I struggle.
Each day, I know You
In the sunrise and soft twinkling of the night
When I am still or frazzled.
In the wind and warm sunshine,
In your Word.
And it is good.
Help us walk our life path with the assurance
of your goodness, kindness and grace
Use us to overflow Your love into the world
and bless all of our offerings
so that Your glory is seen, felt and magnified.
Amen

Mother’s Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Long before sunrise this morning, I stepped outside
And you were there.
Wrapped in beauty,
I was transfixed.
I couldn’t imagine anything more perfect than your love.
Except for one thing.
You imagined something glorious when You created mothers,
Moms are among your most beautiful wonders.
I remember running home to warm smiles and tight hugs.
And can’t wait to have that again.
Only your love surpasses and I know you shined out of the hearts of our mothers magnifying it
We pray for health to those around us who are hurting; for Gary Castle, for Karin and Lori Miller.
Lift them up, stir in their lives.
I pray we remember to love you and give always with all of our hearts, minds and souls this week.
Bless all of our offerings to your glory
We pray this in your name,
Amen

Prayers April 15

Creator God,
Thank you for the beautiful place you bring us together in. We cherish the opportunity to worship you in freedom. To talk about your wonders with strangers and believers without fear. Youve answered our prayers this week. You are truly great.   Inspire Dwayne as he shares Your word with us today. Now, we enter into your presence. I love that we are an encouraging, praying and singing church. Focus our thoughts, minds, bodies, and souls on being close to you.

Dear God,
You overwhelm me. With the beauty and wonder of your creation, with Your Word, especially your unfailing love for us. I pray that that I continue to grow in you. We love you. Protect and heal those in need in our canyon and especially in Syria. I pray you end the suffering of innocents. Use our offerings this week to Your Will. I pray my actions, thoughts and creations unceasingly add to your glory.
Amen

Pray with me
Glorious God,
Dwayne reminded us…Your disciples were used to your miracles. But I have to marvel when it happens in our midst. I would like to think you answered our prayers with Mallorie. W+11But it was your will and your Grace that made her cancer free. Hallelujah.
Work in the lives of those who receive Gideon bibles and speak to those who delve into your word.
Guide us and our leaders in your teachings. Show them your will and your way and walk with us as we shine in the world.
Amen
Walk in peace in the world this week. Have a great week.

Prayer 2/11

I marvel at all the things around us given by You. Thank you for the beauty and abundance you surround us with. I am content in your blessings. I especially delight in all the ways You walk with me especially when I am less than you teach. When I’m unaware, you walk with me. When I’m selfish you are still there. In the good times I feel Your hand and in the bad, I relish Your embrace. I pray You protect those who are traveling or are refugees, heal those who are ailing, bless this offering to be used for your great deeds and inspire and guide us in all of our giving this week. I pray all come to love you as i do. All to your glory. We love you and pray this in your name.