Monday Morning's Prayer
PSunday, August 23, 2020
Monday Prayer From The Pastor’s Desk
The weekend has passed and we are incredibly thankful for the rest you provided. Whether busy or resting, you refreshed our souls. You are so good. Help us remember that time with you propels our spirit forward, And especially today, it’s Monday, Lord. Your Word tells us There is a time for everything; But Mondays are tough- just getting back to the grind. Will you provide the mindset that every good and perfect gift comes from you? May we remember that Mondays are part of the gift of life. And may we embrace the day for all the opportunities you have for us. Because we know that all things work together for good for those who love you. And we love you, Jesus. Amen.
Monday Morning Prayer
Heavenly Father, we come before you, thanking you for waking us up this Monday morning to embrace the sunlight that comes down from the heavens.
Thank you for giving us the health and strength we need to overcome every stronghold in our lives. And thank you for loving us unconditionally in the time we failed you.
Father, we pray that your Holy Presence draws near to us. Wrap us in your loving arms and never let us go. Cover us under the precious blood of the lamb. Cleanse us of anything that is displeasing to you. Renew our mind, body, and soul, as we worship you and you alone.
While this COVID 19 pandemic is raging, restore your tranquility and peace upon us so that we may not be moved. Work from within us Lord, to bring a revival in our lives. When we feel broken, transform our spirit so we can emerge whole again. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Almighty God, as we come before you this Monday, we come, as always, with a mixture of praise and thanksgiving, joy, and concerns. We praise your name and thank you for all our many blessings. In this time of social distancing, we are learning to appreciate those activities in which we cannot participate and long to do so. At the same time, we are leading (or relearning) activities which have become very meaningful for us. We give thanks for the opportunity to connect with family and friends with whom we may have lost contact. We are thankful for the many people who graciously reach out to us with offers of assistance. While this is not a set of circumstances non of us would choose or could have imagined, we are thankful that, in many cases, we are able to experience the very best in persons; some of whom we barely knew before now.
As most of us remain sheltered in our homes, we pray your guiding presence with those who are working so hard to fight the deadly virus which has upended all our lives. We lift to you the doctors, nurses, EMT’s, hospital administrators, attendants, persons working fervently to develop treatments and a vaccine to increase the survival rate and allow us to eventually return to our way of life without fear of contracting this disease.
Thank you for all the service workers; persons we may have never noticed before, who are working around the clock to help us keep food on the table; our lights, heat, and water on; our cars running; our communities safe; our mail delivered; to enable us to shop for the things we need for the safety of our homes; for drivers who deliver what we can't get for ourselves; these and so many more who work behind the scenes. For all of those who work so we don’t need to, we give you thanks.
We are mindful that there are increasing numbers of persons who have lost their jobs due to the effects of the virus. We ask that you guide us to learn who these persons are and help us find ways to help support them in their time of need.
As our thought turns to the prospect of, someday, opening up our churches, schools, and our economy, we ask you to grant us patience to persevere in our current situation while, at the same time, plan ahead for how we might change our living habits to safely navigate whatever our new normal might be.
We lift to you all those persons currently suffering from the Coronavirus. We pray that they might all be healed swiftly and completely. We ask your peace and comfort for the families and friends of those who have died from the disease.
We are mindful that there are others who are sick from other causes. We pray that they might experience swift and complete healing and be able to return home soon.
We pray for Shiloh and believers all over the world. Grant us the knowledge, wisdom and courage to faithfully witness for you.
Lord, we commend our leaders to you, all those persons in every sector of our society who have some challenging roles to play. Please grant them the skills and abilities they need to excite their responsibilities.
We pray all these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Pastor Perry Simmons, Jr.