Category Archives: Prayers

Prayer on the 4th of July

O ETERNAL God, through whose mighty power our fathers won their liberties of old; Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus … Continue reading

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A Prayer Concerning the Events at the Boston Marathon

Most Gracious Lord, Holy and Blessed be Your Name forever and ever. History tells us that evil exists. The bombing at the Boston Marathon is a reminder that the effects of sin live on in this world. And in moments … Continue reading

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Why Most Christians Should Use Facebook!

It is likely that you are a Facebook user. In fact, over one billion people are on Facebook. And of course, it is likely that you are reading this article because a friend linked to it on their Facebook page. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prayer

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we give you thanks and praise that you have again fulfilled your gracious promise, that while the earth remains, seed-time and harvest will not fail. We bless you for the kindly fruits of the earth … Continue reading

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Localist Dominion

Like many of you, I was following closely as the results came in last night. The “respected” pundits who predicted a landslide win for Romney are now being predicted upon as to the relevance of their predictions. Obama’s “vengeance voting” strategy won. And … Continue reading

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Election Prayer

‎”Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States in the election of officials and representatives; that by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be … Continue reading

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Opening Prayer for the US Representative Florida District 1 Candidate Debate Forum

Rev. Uriesou T. Brito Our most gracious God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, there is no other God but You, for you reign over all things in heaven above and in the earth below. We give you thanks for your … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Faithful Witness in Our Business Ethics

A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight. (Proverbs 11:1 ESV) Almighty and everlasting God, creator of heaven and earth, who sees into the secret places of our hearts: make us aware … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Christine Murray, A Prayer

I was honored to open in prayer a service of remembrance for the mother of my dear friend, Richard Murray. Richard has been attending our early Friday study sponsored by Micah 6:8. He has been a dear brother, and it … Continue reading

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First Sunday in Lent: Psalm 25, David’s Distress and Deliverance

People of God, this is the first Sunday in Lent. And as we enter into this season we will take a look at Psalm 25. In fact, if you plan on meditating on a biblical book this Lenten Season, I … Continue reading

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Wine and Thanksgiving: A Prayer

Note: Last evening we celebrated our Fifth Wine Tasting Party. This is a variation of my prayer from 2010. Most merciful God, we celebrate with great delight your good gifts this evening. We delight in this community of saints; for … Continue reading

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Advent Prayer

By Peter Leithart Father, You are light, and You dwell in the unapproachable, eternal light of Your Son and Spirit.  In You is no darkness or shifting shadow. On the first day, You made light shine in the midst of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Scripture and Prayer

Psalm 100 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his … Continue reading

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The Pentecosting of the Spirit

In Samson’s narrative there is a three-fold Spirit-rush upon Samson. The Spirit dwells Samson, but it comes in fire-fashion. It strengthens him to accomplish his role as judge. Similarly, we are called to call upon the Spirit. Prayer: O, Holy … Continue reading

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Rick Perry, Prayer, and Religion

Perry’s Day of Prayer has received all the expected fury from pluralistic liberals. James Moore concluded his HuffPo piece by saying: Perry has used his office, his tax-paid time, state letterhead, and the Texas brand to promote a single religion. The man … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Saints in Joplin, MO

Most Merciful God, these tragedies remind us that we live in a fallen world. But this fallen world is bound to Your Sovereign will. Even in these times of deep chaos, You are the God of comfort. Sustain the brothers … Continue reading

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Psalm-Prayer for Easter

Lord, rise up and come to our aid; with your strong arm lead us to freedom, as you mightily delivered our forefathers. Since you are the king who knows the secrets of our hearts, fill them with the light of … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Texas

With Governor Perry’s call for prayer in Texas, I am reminded of Calvin’s observations in Psalm 148: …however parched the earth may be by long continued heat, God can promptly send rain which will remove the drought at his pleasure. It … Continue reading

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Good Friday Confession of Sin

God of all mercy, we confess that we have sinned against you, opposing your will in our lives. We have denied your goodness in each other, in ourselves, and in the world you have created. We repent of the evil … Continue reading

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Lenten Quote, Day 39

The reproach: My people, What have I done to you? How have I offended you? Answer me! I led you out of Egypt; but you led your Savior to the Cross. For forty years I led you safely through the … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday Confession of Sin

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6 CONFESSION OF SIN Most merciful God, we confess that we have … Continue reading

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Midday Prayer: The Daily Office for Monday, 18th – Holy Week

O God, make speed to save us. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. … Continue reading

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Lenten Quote, Day 27

Here is a litany of humility by Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930) O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me. From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus. From … Continue reading

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Lenten Quote, Day 26

Our Lenten quote this morning is a beautiful prayer by the Anglican theologian and scholar E.B. Pusey: God, give us grace, this coming Lent, so to lay to heart our ways, that we may weary of all which is not … Continue reading

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Rio’s Devastation

A prayer for the massacre in Rio: Most merciful God, You ordain all things. No act is hidden from You, yet You are the God of all that is good, right, and beautiful. Grant your abundant mercy upon those who … Continue reading

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Lenten Prayer

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not … Continue reading

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Penitential Prayer of St. Ambrose of Milan

O Lord, who hast mercy upon all, take away from me my sins, and mercifully kindle in me the fire of thy Holy Spirit. Take away from me the heart of stone, and give me a heart of flesh, a … Continue reading

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Lenten Prayer

Lord Jesus, take from us now everything that would hinder the closest communion with God. Any wish or desire that might hamper us in prayer remove, we pray you. Any memory of either sorrow or care that might hinder the … Continue reading

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Strength and Weakness

Almighty God, your Son revealed in signs and wonders the greatness of your saving love; renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord who is … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Wine

Most merciful God, we celebrate with great delight your good gifts this evening. We delight in this community of saints; for the righteous saints gathered here who like Joseph love your law and seek to live under your righteous rule. … Continue reading

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