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Old 01-05-2020, 08:13 AM
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From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say,
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Mt 4


Lord, your message was focused on the Kingdom of God.
You call us to change our hearts so that they reflect the kingdom values of peace, love, and justice.
We listen to the scriptures to hear your teaching and your actions with those values.
We gather around your table to renew the eternal covenant.
Then we are sent into the world to proclaim and build up that kingdom.
Give me the wisdom to recognize how I can make the world around me a bit more like your kingdom.
Amen.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:54 AM
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O God, give your judgment to the king; your justice to the king’s son;
that he may govern your people with justice, your oppressed with right judgment.
Ps 72


Lord, you expect governance to be with justice.
You want all people to be in right relationship with one another,
to help one another so that all people may participate fully in our communities.
You expect that we will reach out to the poor and the oppressed,
the migrant and the refugee so that they will be able to live with the dignity of your children.
All lives matter, and without your justice there can be no peace.
Help us to build your kingdom.
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Old 01-07-2020, 07:46 AM
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It is your face, O Lord, that I seek.
Ps 27


Eternal Father, through your divine son, you bring us to know of your infinite patience with us,
that you are near to us and that your tenderness melts even the coldest heart.
Help us to be patient, to remain faithful and to deliver your tender love to all we meet this day.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:15 AM
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I am like a growing olive tree in the house of God.
Ps 52


Father, you sent Jesus to win all hearts to serve you as loving disciples.
Make us fruitful as we are branches on the one true vine which is Christ the Lord.
May our communion with him lead us to delight in the fullness of life he came to bring us.
We pray through Christ our Lord.
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Old 01-09-2020, 07:40 AM
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Son though he was, he learned obedience through what he suffered.
Heb 5


Lord, you sent your son to save us by obeying your will, even to death.
Help me to know, desire and embrace your will.
May I follow your son faithfully even if it costs me much.
To follow Christ is to discover the blessed freedom to be your good servant.
I make this prayer through the same Christ our Lord.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:17 AM
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My God is my rock, where I take refuge; my shield, my mighty help, my stronghold.
Ps 18


God of glory, you are our shelter against the burning heat of noonday.
You are our sure balance midst the storms of life.
Help us when we stumble and catch us when we fall.
May your spirit guide us without fail toward the promise of eternal life.
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:30 AM
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I call you my friends, says the Lord,
for I have made known to you all that the Father has told me.
(Jn 15)


Lord Jesus, it is so good to hear that you call us friends. We desire so much to be your friend.
You have made known to us all that the Father has told you and we want to hear more.
In this wanting, we desire to believe more deeply in your words and in your life.
As we journey with our friends and family, guide us to hear your words over and over again,
so that we may develop a natural response to hear your words and to do the will of the One who sent you.
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:02 AM
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Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord
(Ps. 89)


God our creator, in coming before you in prayer this day,
we stand in humility to sing of your goodness towards us.
In our journey we are ever mindful of your presence and how awesome is your love for us.
May we grow in humility to be able to sing for ever of your goodness in our lives.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:33 AM
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The daybreak from on high will visit us.
Lk 1


Heavenly Father, let the light of the gospel direct our work both at home and abroad.
Touch all our relationships with the warmth of your love.
In all our decisions, shine the light of your divine guidance upon our path.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:05 AM
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To the upright I will show the saving power of God.
(Ps 50)


Lord Jesus, we come before you this day in prayer mindful of your love for us.
Help us to follow you so that you may show us the saving power of God in our lives.
Amen.
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:59 AM
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Lord, be my rock of safety, the stronghold that saves me.
For the honor of your name, lead me and guide me.
(Ps 30)


Lord Jesus, you are our rock and stronghold.
We do honor your name and give you praise this day.
We ask you to lead us and guide us as we walk this journey in faith.
Help us to be ever mindful of your love for us.
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Old 01-16-2020, 07:46 AM
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The Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us.
To those who accepted Him, He gave power to become children of God.
Jn 1


Almighty and ever-present Father, hear our prayers as we call out to you.
Help us to be bearers of peace in our world.
To those who are troubled may we bring them peace,
may our lives be a source of comfort to those who are in pain.
By these actions, may they know of your presence in our world and in their lives.
Amen.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:17 AM
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Teach me your ways, O Lord.
Ps 25


Almighty and ever-living God, today we come to you in prayer to ask for your guidance.
We take a moment to present our needs,
to ask that you guide us and to reveal our desire to follow you each and every day.
By your generous gift of your grace,
may we grow in our knowledge of you and deepen our love for you.
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:22 AM
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I will look after my sheep, says the Lord,
and I will raise up one shepherd who will pasture them.
I, the Lord, will be their God.
(Ezek 34)


God our Father, your Son gave us the example of what it means to be a true shepherd.
In this day and age, we are in such need of your loving presence in our lives.
Help us to look to you for encouragement and support as we strive to enflesh the values of what it means to be a Good Shepherd.
Amen.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:34 AM
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Sing a new song to the Lord! Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Truth and beauty surround him, he lives in holiness and glory.
(Ps 95)


All-powerful and ever-living God, help us to see the beauty that surrounds us.
We are in need of truth in our world and in our lives.
Often times we fall short, yet we desire so much to sing of your goodness in our lives.
Let us take time this day to sing of this goodness and to share a moment of joy with those whom we encounter in this day.
Amen.
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Old 01-20-2020, 08:15 AM
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Here I am Lord, I come to do your will.
(Ps 19)


Lord, here I am, I have come to do your will.
I desire so much to remain faithful to your plans in my life.
At times, I feel a pull in the opposite direction.
In these times, I am more in need of your strength and courage.
May you bless me with the grace of strength and courage to remain faithful to all that you ask me to live.
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Old 01-21-2020, 08:06 AM
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Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.
Ps 24


Loving and gentle God, each day we come to you in prayer with our intentions and needs.
One desire is to see your face.
Help us to see you in each person we interact with and help us to always be open to see you in others even when it is difficult.
Amen.
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:07 AM
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Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
By myself I have sworn,
my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked:
Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear.
Isaiah 45:22-23


Lord God, we kneel before you and worship you, for you do mighty deeds in heaven and on earth and allow men to become your children and your servants.
You have done great things for many people, enabling them to serve you, and you will do still more.
For you have promised that the paths of men will be made straight.
You have promised that all we do may be a service to you through Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, whom we follow.
He will be revealed to the whole world,
so that the nations will be called to serve you and your will may be done on earth as in heaven.
Praised be your name, Lord our God! We open our hearts to you.
In death and in life we are yours.
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:02 AM
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For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet,
till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.
Isaiah 62:1, NIV


Lord our God, we worship you, for you come to meet us everywhere and you reveal your glory on our earth.
May we become worthy of you, people who can represent you with our whole being.
Give us the strength to endure, even through struggles and temptations.
Be merciful to us at all times through Jesus Christ our Savior.
May we remain body and soul in his hands, that at last we may come to you, our Father in heaven,
as your true children, reborn through the Holy Spirit.
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Old 01-24-2020, 08:31 AM
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The Lord is my light and my salvation. Who shall frighten me?
The Lord is the defender of my life. Who shall make me tremble?
(Ps 26)


Lord Jesus, we come before you this day asking for your graces to help us live a life in honesty and in truth.
We recognize that you are our light and our salvation.
In living in this honesty and truth you call us to hope for the promise of eternal life.
May we always strive to live in your light.
Amen.
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Old 01-25-2020, 08:35 AM
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She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak.
She said, “If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.”
Mk 5


Lord, this woman’s faith in you was so great.
She felt that she would benefit by only touching your cloak.
Help me to touch you by, not only touching your cloak, but also by letting you touch my mind and my heart.
May you heal me of all sin and self-centeredness so that I may share in your life and love and reflect you to all I meet this day.
May your power reach out to all those I come into contact with this day.
Amen.
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May There Be Peace Within

May you trust your highest power that you are exactly where you are meant to be...
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you...
May you be content knowing you are a child of God...
Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of you...

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I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9:1–2, NIV


Lord our God, keep us in your Spirit.
Surround us with your protection, so that in body and soul we may praise your might and be joyful even in a world full of evil.
Shine into our hearts, that we may discern what is right and good and eternal.
Amen
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Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment,
and of the ill-treated as of yourselves, for you also are in the body.
Heb 13


Your love extends to all, and you have a special care for those in need.
You told us to care for the hungry, the thirsty, the sick, the stranger, and those imprisoned.
Help us to remember that those who are in jail and prison are also a part of your body, and we all belong to one another.
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