A Simple Prayer for Parents

Part of the Scripture in today's reading in The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms is Psalm 102:28. "The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.” Here is a simple prayer I wrote for parents and grandparents to internalize and use: … Continue reading A Simple Prayer for Parents

A Pastoral Prayer for Mothers on Mother’s Day

Mother's Day can be a day of great rejoicing and great sadness. For pastors and worship leaders, it demands great sensitivity and wisdom as you plan on how to honor mothers corporately. I have found that the best way is to pray for them. Here is one attempt at praying for moms who are at … Continue reading A Pastoral Prayer for Mothers on Mother’s Day

A Prayer for The Dying and Those Who Care for Them

O Father, may your salvation surround us who live and walk under the shadow of death. Draw near to your dying children. By simple faith in your undying grace may they have peace in the hour of their departing. Draw near to those caught up in the rawness of a new grief. Enable them to … Continue reading A Prayer for The Dying and Those Who Care for Them

Putting on Airs vs. Putting on Armor

A Prayer of Confession Gracious heavenly Father, we confess that we put on airs more often than we put on Your armor. Forgive us for our self-promotion, self-protection and self-reliance. Pardon us for not cherishing and trusting in Your gifts of righteousness, faith, and salvation during times of temptation and spiritual conflict. Transform us by … Continue reading Putting on Airs vs. Putting on Armor

In the Midst of Trouble – Psalm 138

A Prayer Guide... 1 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. 3 … Continue reading In the Midst of Trouble – Psalm 138

A Prayer of Adoration – from Psalms 3-5

Who is like You O LORD? You are a shield about Your people (3:3). You answer the prayers of Your people when they cry aloud to You (3:4). You sustain Your people when they sleep and when they rise (3:5). You are the LORD to whom salvation belongs (3:8). You are a God who gives … Continue reading A Prayer of Adoration – from Psalms 3-5

Your Name in the Lamb’s Book of Life

If you have turned from trusting yourself and placed your faith in Jesus alone for salvation, then you did this because the Father gave you to Jesus so that you would come in faith to Him (John 6:37). You came to believe on Jesus because the Father drew you to Jesus (John 6:44). All of … Continue reading Your Name in the Lamb’s Book of Life

A Prayer: Let Us Get Home Before Dark

Father of spirits, looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith,we lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely,that we may run with perseverance the race that is set before us. Few, they tell us, finish well… Lord, let us get home before dark. Before the darkness of staining your … Continue reading A Prayer: Let Us Get Home Before Dark

The Antidote for Anxious, Fearful Hearts

In corporate worship, we invest time in prayer. We do this because God commands us to seek Him in prayer. Prayer also serves as one of the main ways that we exercise our faith in His promises as well as an antidote for our anxious hearts (Luke 18:1; Philippians 4:6-7). Prayer is hard work and … Continue reading The Antidote for Anxious, Fearful Hearts

Prayer of Preparation for Reformation Sunday

Prayer to prepare your heart based on Psalm 46: Lord God, our refuge and strength, when the restless powers of this world and the waters of hell rise up against your holy city, watch over it and keep it safe. By the river that flows from the throne of the Lamb, purify us, your new … Continue reading Prayer of Preparation for Reformation Sunday