Prayers

The most beautiful prayer…

… I’ve read in a long time, from the Book of Common Prayer. The gospel and the entire Christian life, condensed into a few short lines. May it be so with us. Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us grace to perceive his glory, that…

A Prayer for the Peace of God

Our heavenly Father, we praise and adore you for many reasons. Today, in particular, we rejoice in your commitment to give us peace—to center, settle, and encourage our hearts. You never pressure us just to “get over it, buck up, and be strong.” You welcome us in our weakness, confusion, and frailties. In Paul’s words,…

A Prayer in Reponse to Terror

Father of mercy and God of all comfort, Times like these are difficult for us even to understand. But nothing is too difficult for you, and so we lift up our days and emotions and lives to you. In the words of a wise pastor, Show us how to handle deep grief as redemptively as…

Prayer for the Church and the World

Our prayer from this morning’s worship: Our Father in heaven, You know that this world is often harsh and oppressive, And far too often evil appears to win. We ask you to intervene, redeem this day, And bring good from evil, as only you can. Father, hear our prayer. Christ our Savior, You know that…

Prayer for the Church and the World

Our prayer from this morning’s worship: Jesus, our Savior and Risen Lord: There is no shortage of things for which we could pray. Our needs and anxieties would fill any number of prayers; they are too much for us. But they are not too much for you. You guide galaxies and count hairs, and you want…

A prayer for Royal Family Kids Camp

This past Sunday, Jim Branahl prayed for the upcoming Royal Family Kids Camp, where several people from All Saints will volunteer to serve the foster kids who will attend the camp. Please join us in praying: Our good and gracious Father, we know from scripture that you have a special place in your heart for orphans.…

A Mother’s Day Prayer

We want to pray for mothers today, because after all today is Mother’s Day. For some moms, Mother’s Day is a delight, a joyful reminder of how truly blessed you are. We celebrate with you! God has truly blessed our church with many joyful mothers. But for others, Mother’s Day is an exceptionally difficult day,…

A Prayer for the Fruit of the Spirit

“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…” — Gal 5.22-23 Spirit of Christ, thank you for your patient, persistent work in our lives. Without your speaking to us about Jesus, showing us who he is, and giving us faith in his promises, we would never have come…

A prayer for those who need rest

Our Father in heaven, On this Lord’s Day, we pray for those who need rest. You know our need for rest even better than we do. You yourself even rested after creating the world, thus building into the pattern of all life a weekly rest. The fallenness of our world has only expanded our need…

Four things you should know

In no particular order: 1) The Stoms family, missionaries to Africa who came for our Missions Conference in June, have a blog: click here to see what they’re up to, and please consider supporting them financially. 2) Did you know that the Amazon Smile program will donate a portion of your Amazon.com purchases to All Saints?…