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  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 9.21.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    O Lord, support us all the day long, until the shadows
    lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is
    hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
    Then in your mercy, grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest,
    and peace at the last. Amen.

    From The Book of Common Prayer

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 9.14.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    Almighty God, by the power of your Holy Spirit open our eyes, ears, hearts, and very lives to your presence so that today we may worship and serve you in faithfulness, be blessing and healing reminders of your love to all whose lives we touch.  We offer our prayers in the name of Christ. Amen.

    From A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 8.17.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    “Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it yet.”

    St Augustine

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 8.3.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    I call to you, O Lord, from my quiet darkness.  Show me your mercy and love.  Let me see your face, hear your voice, touch the hem of your cloak.  I want to love you, be with you, speak to you and simply stand in your presence.  But I cannot make it happen.  Pressing my eyes against my hands is not praying, and reading about your presence is not living in it.

    But there is that moment in which you will come to me, as you did to your fearful disciples, and say, “Do not be afraid; it is I.”  Let that moment come soon, O Lord.  And if you want to delay it, then make me patient.  Amen.

    -Henri Nouwen

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 7.27.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

    Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

    Ephesians 3:14-21

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 7.13.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    Pray for us. We have no doubts about what we’re doing or why, but it’s hard going and we need your prayers. All we care about is living well before God. Pray that we may be together soon.

    May God, who puts all things together,
        makes all things whole,
    Who made a lasting mark through the sacrifice of Jesus,
        the sacrifice of blood that sealed the eternal covenant,
    Who led Jesus, our Great Shepherd,
        up and alive from the dead,
    Now put you together, provide you
        with everything you need to please him,
    Make us into what gives him most pleasure,
        by means of the sacrifice of Jesus, the Messiah.
    All glory to Jesus forever and always!
        Oh, yes, yes, yes.

    Hebrews 13:18-21 The Message

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 7.6.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    Go forth now as God’s servant.  Remember God’s presence often and draw strength from the knowledge that the One who calls and sends also sustains.

    Amen.

    From A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 6.29.14

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    O God our Father, renew our spirits and draw our hearts to thyself, that our work may not be to us a burden but a delight; and give us such love to thee as may sweeten thee with the cheerfulness and gladness if children, delighting ourselves in thee and rejoicing in all that is to the honor of thy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

    From A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants 

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 6.22.15

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    Almighty God, you have made yourself known to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Make yourself known to us in such a way that we may understand your will and purpose for our lives today.  We offer our prayers in the name and spirit of Christ.  Amen.

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 6.8.15

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    O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

    As seen on The Liturgical Theologian