Monday, February 28, 2011

When and When Again

Let us pray this prayer together:

When my flesh fails wrap me in a love that does not flinch.
When my heart falters, wrap me in a love that creates clean hearts and renews steadfast spirits within.
When my attention span causes my mind to wandering, gently knock upon the door of my heart again.
When I am surrounded by noise and violence, lead me to a quiet place.
When the silence is intimidating, transform the threats with your tranquility.
When doing becomes more important than being, help me to be still and know the power of your presence.
When I am tempted to go another way, whisper in my ears your marching orders.
When I am are thirsty, let me drink from your cup of grace.
When I am hungry after righteousness, feed me until I want no more.
When I am are empty, step into the void and darkness and say, “Let there be light”.
When I am blinded by the idols of this world, give me the courage to see that yours is still the kingdom and glory, forever.
When the time to be silent is over, speak through me words of life to a dying world.
When and When Again,
In Jesus name, it is so!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Renew Our Faith

Let us pray together:

O God, the holy source of energy, enthusiasm and excitement, renew our faith in your eternal compassion and commitment to humanity. Life’s travails have beleaguered us beyond measure. We are over burdened by our work experiences. We are overwhelmed by our family responsibilities. We are overloaded by our religious commitments. We are most grateful that the power to overcome our dilemmas rests in you, God alone. We praise the wisdom of recreation and relaxation, moments of renewing divine purpose and intent in our lives. Help us to envision your divine mission for each of us and all of us. Allow us to divert daily to devote ourselves to your presence, to withdraw weekly to worship your providence, and to abandon annually to adore your purpose. Amen.

Dr. Daryl B. Ingram
Executive Director
Christian Education Department
"Teaching Christ Globally"
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Soul Tending

Let us pray,

Lord, we come into your presence with an open heart, an open mind and open hands. Listening, our ears are like an open box, available to receive divine instructions and every good and perfect gift.

Thank you for the invitation to taste your infinite goodness, glimpse new mercies on the horizon of a new day and feast on a grace that is not earned or deserved.

Forgive us for attending to everyone and every need with little time to tend to our souls. Forgive us when we ignore the spiritual landscape of the interior life.

Help us to be still in these precious moments and know. Help us to return to our quiet core to hear your voice, the voice that transforms the mind and heart so that we may enter again stronger, better and wiser to do what pleases you rather than what pleases us.
In Jesus name, Amen.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Peak to Peak

“But the path of righteous people is like the light of dawn that becomes brighter and brighter until it reaches midday.”

Proverbs 4: 18

Righteous God, govern and guide us through this day that we may be a light in a darkened world. Help us to grow in faith from the tiniest display on the horizon to a bold proclamation of your grace and glory.

Grant us a greater measure of your Holy Spirit so that as our light shines others will see you working in, through and around us. Help us to shine so that others will see your good works and glorify You day by day.

As the sun peaks in its daily journey, it still has a long way to go before sunset. As we are on this Christian journey go with us from peak to peak until our light comes to a glorious crescendo in celebration of eternal life. In the name of Jesus, Amen.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Strengthen, Save and Stand

“The day and night are yours. You set the moon and the sun in their places.”

Psalm 74: 16

Creator God, we stand today in awesome wonder of your mighty works. You have set in motion the universe and still have time to create a day and a night just for us. You have so ordered the planets in their places and the seasons in their sequences.

Forgive us where we have failed. Strengthen us in our weak places and strengthen us again in the places where we have served you well. Save us from despair because of our spiritual shortcomings. Save us from over confidence because of our spiritual successes. Help us to run from complacency and run towards you daily our Christ, Amen.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Let There Be Light

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light to my path.”

Psalm 116: 105

Open our eyes today to the wonders of your creation. The daily cares and crises of living and breathing have clouded our vision.

Breathe on us, O breath of God, fill us with new life by the power of the Holy Spirit. Let the scales fall from our eyes so that we do not stumble in confusion but walk in confidence with your Word as a lamp unto our feet and a light upon our walkways. In the name of the Light of the world, in Jesus name we pray, Amen.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Love Demonstration

“And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for slain offering, a sacrifice and us to God a sweet fragrance. Ephesians 5:2

God of grace and God of Glory, thank you for loving us with an everlasting love.

Purge us and cleanse us of all sin and wrongdoing; we confess and you are faithful to forgive us of our sins. Thank you.

Cause us to live so close to you that others will notice that we have been with you.

Open our hearts so we may stand for and with those who are in need. Guide us to love one another and bear one another’s burdens.

Bless where there is pain of any kind or illness, brokenness, anxious hearts and unresolved issues.

Help us to show your love in thought, word and deed today not just to those we love but even to those who do not have our best interest at heart. It doesn’t mean Lord, that we become their doormat, it means we love you and ourselves too much to stoop to their level.

In Jesus Name, Amen.


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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Perfect Love

Your perfect love casts out fear. Unbend hearts that have been twisted by fear of things present or things to come. Unbend minds twisted by fear of things that have no power to hurt and from the burdens that are blessings in disguised. Release the heart from any anger that weakens and from guilt for sins long since forgiven.

Perfect Love take away all that holds us back. Usher us into the empowering presence of your agape love. In the loving name of Jesus, Amen.


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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Forever Love

“How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of your wings.” Psalm 36:7

Gracious loving God, remember those today who have covenanted with you and each other to live and share in a forever relationship. May days of comfort outweigh days of challenge. Help them to draw closer to you as they draw closer to each other; and may they live long prosperous lives together.

Today we lift before you couples who are under stress; couples with no openness, no trust, no work, no money, no united front or fierce loyalty to one another. We pray for couples just starting out. Protect them and the love they share. We pray for couples that have been together for a long time. May the love that brought them together grow, flourish and mature with each passing year.

In Jesus Name, Amen


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Monday, February 7, 2011

Everlasting Love

“Let the morning bring word of your unfailing love for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way O should go, for to you I lift up my soul” Psalm 143:8

Lord, thank you for loving us with an everlasting love. Your love permeates our very being and guides us through the ups and downs of loving our neighbors as we love ourselves.

Develop in us the character of your Son so that we may love each other with honesty, kindness, understanding and forgiveness. Help us to be a friend who listens, encourages and cares. Help us to be patient with each other’s weaknesses and grow from each other’s strengths.

Forgive us when have let love down. May our love for you be reflected in the love we demonstrate to each other. In Jesus name, Amen.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Help Us To Stand Again!

God of grace and glory, we humbly ask you to stand up in us as we face the challenges of the uncertain seasons of this time. We stand and after we have done all, stand again.

Forgive us when we have neglected the lessons you taught us that helped us to stand in the heat of the day.

If we fall again, help us to rise. Put within us a faith and hope that cannot be quenched. Inspire all harrassed and struggling souls of every race, nation, religon and hue with the assurance that all the forces of good are working for them and are moving them on to peace, health and holiness. We shall stand...and in Jesus name, after we have done all again..we shall stand. Amen.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Extravagant Generosity

It is in your presence today we call the names of the least, the less and the left out. We lift those who are wrestling with life changing decisions, negative physical environments and ailments.

Quicken our hearts that we may be swift to hear the cries of others from the pit of need. Enlarge our hearts to embrace with love the world larger than our own; help us to have special regard for and respond to the poor and weak, sick and frail, the very young and the very old whether it is in Memphis or Mozambique; Detroit or Darfur; the Nile or Mississippi delta; Afghanistan or Anderson, Indiana; Haiti or Henderson county; Rwanda or Rhode island.

All of creation is precious in your sight, thank God. Help us to demonstrate extravagant grace and generosity wherever a need is found. In Jesus name, Amen.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Save Us From Too Small

Lord, you continue to be our dwelling place from generation to generation, from year to year and from day to day. Assure us again of your presence as we navigate the complicated pathways of life. Renew our strength to face the adversaries of our souls. Forgive us when we have failed to keep our promises to you and to each other.

Save us now from visions too small, ideas too narrow and plans too shallow. Empower us to reach beyond ourselves to a community waiting for us to demonstrate your extraordinary love in tangible ways. In the Name above every other name, Amen.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Keeping Power!

Lord Jesus, in your name we thank you today for a grace that still amazes. Our lives would be terribly different if it wasn’t for your grace. Our names could be listed in the obituary section of the newspaper this morning or on the hospital registry, a court docket, or a sign-in sheet of a mental institution – prognosis poor and future dim.

Thank you for speaking life into all of our dead places. Thank for your unmerited favor!Thank you for a grace that lifts us up out of the pits of hell,. Thank you for a grace that cannot be earned and is not deserved

Thank you for the hand of grace that holds us up. Thank you for the grace that stands us up again when life trips us up. Thank you for a grace with amazing keep power. In Jesus name, may we live this day in anticipation that grace will meet us along the way.

Amen and Amen.