Saturday, October 31, 2009

Holy Boldness

Praise God who is a merciful redeemer. Forgive us of our self centeredness. Help us to push beyond the me,myself and I of today with a new spirit to serve side by side with you for the redemption of the world. Strengthen us to be your covenant people and faithful witnesses. Give us a boldness to share what we have heard and come to know of you. And with the Lord being our helper, may we do so in words and deeds acceptable to you. In Your name, Amen.


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Friday, October 30, 2009


O God, who meets us in ordinary places, doing ordinary things and at ordinary times, empower us to be extraordinary in this uncertain season. Fill our lives with wonder as we witness extraordinary mercies instead of judgement and extraordinary miracles instead of the usual mess.
Give us open hearts to perceive your presence. Give us joyful words to proclaim the good news so that it may be heard above the cacophony of the world's fears. In Jesus' name, may the Holy Spirit energize us to proclaim hope and then be hope in a darkened world. Amen.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Called to be a Witness

O Lord, keep us focused today on your divine call to be your witnesses with Holy Spirit power in places close to home and in places beyond our comfort zones. Go with us as we seek to serve and bear witness to your appearing and to your pursuit of salvation for all people. In Jesus' name. Amen.


"We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results."

R. A. Torrey

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In God's Hands

"Hope means to keep living
amid desperation
and to keep humming
in the darkness
Hope is knowing that there is love,
it is trust in tomorrow
it is falling asleep
and waking again
when the sun rises.
In the midst of a gale at sea,
it is to discover land.
In tje eyes of another
it is to see that you are understood...
As long as there is still hope
There will also be prayer...
and you will be held
in God's hands."

Henri J. M. Nouwen
"With Open Hands"

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Gracious God

Gracious God,

We praise you for a new week and a new beginning. We praise you for the grace that calls us to fresh starts, even in the midst of unpromising circumstances.

Renew in us a fresh resolve to bring down obstructions to justice, straighten out the crooked paths, and level the road roads we must travel to obtain the necessities of life. Lift us from valley places so that we may go from strength to strength and glory to glory.

You have the power to bring community our of chaos and we join you in rebuilding our lives, our communitites, our churches and our country.

In Jesus name,



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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Due Season

Our hope, our joy and our all is in you, O God, for putting right of all things wrong. Open our eyes to see through faith that you are at work even when present circumstances seem to deny it. Make us strong and faithful, we pray, with the assurance that you will crown our efforts with success in due season.

In Jesus name, Amen


Friday, October 16, 2009

Grace Amazing

Lord Jesus, in your name we thank you this morning 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 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 finger of grace that woke us up. Thank you for the hand of grace that keeps us up. Thank you for the grace that stands us up again when life trips us up. In Jesus name, may we live this day in anticipation that grace will meet us along the way.

Amen and Amen.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Defeats Do Not Define Us

Early we seek your face this morning thankful for a moment of rest. Thank you for the restorative powers of sleep and the refreshment of rest. Thank you that both were apart of our night time hours.

Forgive us again for sins committed by thought word and deed. Help us to release those who have sinned against us through forgiveness.

In Jesus name, assist us in learning from our mistakes. We know its because of your love you chastise us. Thank God our defeats do not define us nor are we doomed to repeat a negative past. Amen.

Robert Payne

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

O Happy Day

O Lord, our God we rejoice today because you have blessed us with another day of living. Potential is on the horizon, where once again possibility outshines the glare of the impossible.

Help us to be still for a moment to hear your instructions for the road ahead, Quiet our worries, calm our fears, lift our burden as you lift the mists from the mountains; burn away our cares just like the sun burns away the morning fog.

Bless us today to be a blessing. Help us to smile without looking for a smile in return to be kind without attaching strings.
In you Name, Amen.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Reign Over Us

Gracious and Loving God, in the name of Jesus we come seeking your will and your way for our lives that our living will not be in vain. Thank you for how far you have brought us and for how you have kept us even when we did not understand it as such.

Loving God, we need your help. we need you to reign in our lives so that we seek you first. Lord, we have not been who you have called us to be and we need to feel your loving touch to show us the way to live in your Kingdom here on earth. Teach us what it is to be in relationship with you first, show us what love looks like with you first, so that we will be able to discern good relationships and real love for ourselves.

In the loving name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Toni Belin Ingram

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Share the Love

Loving and guiding God, great is your love for me and the human family.

Your love surrounds, undergirds and permeates me. Guide me, shape me and help me to share your love with those whom I do not know, who I do not like and whom are not like me.

May your perfect love cast out all fear of others and the fears that paralyze and inhibit me from sharing your love.

In Jesus name, amen


Friday, October 9, 2009


Awesome Lord, thank you for your encouraging presence. Thank you for the new morning mercies. Thank you for unexpected grace. Thank you for your love that dilutes negative attitudes, harsh words and the uncertainty of our times.

Forgive us of falling short of your glory. Thank you for forgiving us of our trespasses as we forgive others.

Help us to be an encouraging presence to someone today. Help us to lift another's spirit with a kind word. Help us to celebrate the success of someone else without jealousy or envy, Help us to do good and to make good use of the time your give us.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Awesome God

Awesome God, we praise you for being our God of hope in an uncertain world and in an uncertain time. Thank you for infusing our lives with a hope that becomes a testimony of grace and glory to those around us.

Gracious God, be with us in all of our decision making today so that we may choose what is good, right, just and positive. Merciful God, help us to delight ourselves in you so that others may be drawn to you as revealed in me and through me.

In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Ahmed Goodluck

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Dear God,

Remembering our past can be difficult, especially when we have memories of broken dreams, painful ordeals and unresolved conflicts. Help us to remember that in the midst of the darkness there was also the light of your grace. The moments when life seemed to offer nothing became occasions of discovering that you are everything.

When we look back today, we can see you working behind the scenes transforming our difficult moments into a means of grace. Thank God, weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning!

In Jesus Name, Amen.

Sue Burton

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Unexpected

O Lord of the unexpected, help us to look for you in unexpected places and in unexpected ways. Help us to look for you in unlikely places and people, even ourselves, and see you working there.

In Jesus Name, Amen

James Talley

Friday, October 2, 2009

Search Me

Search me and know me, O God, and know my heart. See if there is any wicked way in me. Try me, test me and know my thoughts. Lead me in the way everlasting. Guide me along the pathways of righteousness.

Your power goes beyond physical boundaries. Your love sustains us no matter where we go. Help us to accept your faithful love and share that love to those we meet today.

In Jesus name, Amen

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Prayer Experience - Godly Outcomes

I Thank you LORD for working out my situations. I praise you for always coming through for me. It may appear that I have more trials than the other person, however, I realize that those trials not only help build my faith, but it demonstrates to others that you are with me when they are resolved in my favor. I am encouraged when you bring me through alright. Father, often times, we may hurt during the process, but even those emotions help develop the tough skin needed for ministry. I praise you, I thank you, and I worship you this morning for Godly Outcomes.

Love, your child


Prayer Requests

Pray for my family. Currently, two of my sisters are in the hospital.

One is being treated for having repeated episodes of falling and low blood. She is ok thus far and going thru further testing at this time.
My other sister was admitted on Sunday for what appeared to be a boil. It turned out to be a rare bacterial infection called Necrotizing fasciitis.

I know the power of prayer, which has been evident thus far. I am asking you to join us in continuing to pray for them as well as my mother and our family. One sister has undergone 2 surgeries thus far and is scheduled for another one today.

Peace and Blessings