By Pastor John DeBevoise
“Create in me a clean heart O God and renew a right spirit within me. Thank you for the way, the truth, and the life, made known to is in Jesus Christ.
Merciful God, please forgive my sins as I seek to forgive those who have sinned against me. Pour out the mercy you have revealed to us in Jesus Christ. Help me to love you O Lord, with all my heart, soul and mind, and teach me how to love my neighbor as myself. Creator, I lift my heart in gratitude for the blessings so generously poured out from your creation and providence. Hear my prayer for these specific friends, those in need, and this hurting world. (Silence is kept as specific names and places are lifted up).
You are my Shepherd, Loving God, so I give you my worries, challenges, needs, and ask you to guide me as I walk forward. Take the hours in my life ahead and lead me to use them in ways that fulfill your purposes and intentions.
I lift up before you the poor, the hungry, the sick, the grieving, the oppressed, the discouraged, those working for justice and peace, and all those you love.
I pray as Jesus taught us saying;
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever, Amen.”