& Prayers of the People
Household Prayer: Morning
Thank you, God, for the gift of life,
And for shining Your face upon me.
Lead me and strengthen me so I may face whatever lies ahead.
Grant me the spiritual gifts
of peace, patience, kindness, and gentleness,
for I want to share Your love with all I meet,
in word and deed.
In Christ’s name. Amen.
Household Prayer: Evening
Though you tell us to keep awake, O God,
you have also have blessed us with rest and sleep.
As I lay my head down to rest and sleep in the hours ahead
watch over me. Let my dreams be of hope for a better tomorrow. By your grace and in Jesus’ name I rest and pray. Amen.
Prayer of the people
God of power and glory, we remember your awesome deeds across the ages.
And we are blessed to be a part of that awesome work.
It is because of your great blessings that we give you thanks and praise you.
Please let your face shine upon us.
Today in our praise and thanksgiving we pray for others
We pray for those who look to you for healing and hope.
We pray for those who are sick or recuperating from illness and injury.
We pray for those who are lonely and need companionship and care.
We pray for those for whom the holidays bring sorrow or pain.
We pray for those whose deep sadness overshadows joy.
Please let your face shine upon them, also.
O God, we pray also for people in need of restoration and reconciliation: for those battling addictions and those in recovery. For people estranged from those they love. For someone lost in grief. For someone far from home.
Let your face shine upon them also, O God.
Let your face shine upon all who are weary in this world, and we pray this in Jesus name. Amen.