Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sunday Prayer


Gracious God, even when our world feels unpredictable and chaotic, we trust that the sun will rise and set each day, and the seasons will turn according to the wonder and wisdom of creation.

In the same way, O God, we know that regardless of who we are, where we are, and how we are – we are yours, and your love is as constant as the sun and moon.

So in thanksgiving and praise, we offer the prayers and concerns of our hearts. As we celebrate the beauty and splendour of the summer season, we do so knowing that we have a responsibility to be good stewards of the bounty all around us.

It is up to us to preserve and care for the earth, sea, and sky. Guide us God, as we seek to be thankful stewards of creation.

We lift our hearts in prayer for those whose needs we have named aloud and for those whose needs are known only to you. We take a moment now to silently ponder your grace and your power to bring strength, comfort and healing where it is needed...

We praise you, God, and ask your blessing this day, and every day, in the name of Jesus who taught us to pray together saying...

Amen.

4 comments:

Rainbow Pastor said...

Sue, thank you so much...

And I will just repat my request from yesterday...

My dear friend Matt is going into the hospital on Monday for a variety of tests to try and diagnose the cause of some alarming symptoms. He already lives with one chronic illness (thalassemia), and these may be complications from that, but the doctors are baffled and my friend is frustrated, in pain, and a bit frightened--as am I. Prayers please--that the medical people are able to pinpoint the cause, that it is treatable and that he have the courage and strength needed for whatever lies ahead. For his family as they wait for the results. And me, too, please...for faith and courage. He is very special to me.

rev maria said...

Thank you for this lovely prayer.

Prayers continuing for Matt and the medical folks as they seek a diagnosis and treatment.

Sue said...

Prayers for Matt...

Mary Beth said...

praying for you and for Matt, RP