Day 9 of 30 Days of Prayer

Dear God,
Give us the vision to see Your love in the world despite of human failure. 
Give us the faith to trust Your goodness regardless of our ignorance and weakness. 
Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts.
And show us what we, individually and collectively, can do to have peace in our home, at work, in the community, in our church, in our nation, and throughout the world.  Amen.

Day 4 of 30 Days of Prayer

Dear God, It’s the Christmas season. A time when some folks spillover with joy and peace, yet the minds of others weep with sorrow and hopelessness. I pray the joy and peace find its place in the lives of others: those who don’t know you; those who lack intimacy with you; those who want to know you, and those that know you.  Father, I pray season blossoms with abounding hope even when people, places and things seem forlorn. Amen. 

33 Days of Prayer Journey: Day 9

Today, I admit I have faults and failures. Sometimes I try your patience, Lord, but you forgive me and still love me. Please forgive me for giving into temptation, choosing the worse situation when I know better; hardening my heart against the faults of my neighbor, coworker, friend, spouse, or sibling yet not focusing my own failures; envying someone who is doing a great work and not believing God has called me to a small work. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit in me. Amen.