Monday Morning's Prayer
Pastor’s Monday prayer
July 27, 2020
Dear God, through the victory of the cross, Christ bought the Church, His Bride. His Bride is the redeemed body of believers we call the Church.
During this time of adversity and scattering from this virus, we ask you to help us remain united. Like the Church in Acts scattered due to persecution, as we scatter from this virus, we pray that the church grows stronger.
May the Church be reminded and revived to be what you’ve called her to be. May the Church continue to disciple, minister to those in need, and, most of all, may the gospel of good news spread as it did in those times of persecution.
We thank you Lord, for the report that online worship services and the preaching of your word are being listened to by a larger number of people than those who’d normally hear it during typical Church service.
We lift pastors to you, Lord, your shepherds for each local body. The majority, if not all, are working harder than ever before. They’ve quickly adapted and embraced this challenge. Their hours have become long, and they endure a heavier burden to care for a flock they can’t see or visit in the hospitals, nor be present with grieving families.
Many have turned on a dime to revamp church programming.
For some, they’ve embraced an online service for the first time while preaching to a camera in an empty room. Yet through it all, we pray for the members, the body of Christ. Although scattered, we pray for a greater cause for unity with the body, and may they long to be together corporately as one body.
Father grant them endurance, patience, greater faith, dependence, and trust in you. We pray for members to embrace the call to be the church, to make disciples wherever they are, starting with their families and Neighbors.
Through all of this, may we remain confident Your Church will survive and tribe. May we earnestly seek you. Please, sovereign God, strengthen Your Church!
We ask all these things in Your precious Son’s name. Amen
PASTOR’S MONDAY PRAYER FOR OUR COUNTRY AND OUR LEADERSHIP
Lord God, we desperately need your wisdom. You have given us a great country, founded on principles and truths from Your Word. We need men and women who will honor You, trust You, and lead us once again back to You. We pray for servant leaders who love the things You love and who care more about others than themselves.
Give us leaders with discerning hearts, bold faith, and wise minds that model Your character. Teach them—and us—not just what is good, but what is best. Guide them in the way our country should go. Give them purity in their intentions, and godliness in their convictions. Energize their spirits and bodies physically and spiritually, and keep them emotionally secure in the knowledge of who You are—and whose they are. Help them to be bighearted and sincere, energetic in goodness, and courteous in their manners.
Raise up leaders with the greatest potential of godly leadership, those who can ease confusion, expose illusion, and heal delusion. You alone hold the power to turn the hearts of leaders, but You listen and use our prayers to move them into the right action. Help us to be faithful to care and to pursue Your heart in prayer.
Help our leaders to be quick to admit failure, but ready to rebound in persistent resilience. Encourage them to choose wisely, and when they don't know what to do, help them keep their eyes on You. Let them take a firm stand on issues that truly matter to You, regardless of the consequences or approval ratings. Make them God-pleasers, not puppets; leaders filled with conviction, not corruption.
As a nation, God, help us to desire righteousness more than rights, and to mirror sacrifice more than selfishness. You know us well, and You understand our flaws. Turn those weaknesses into strengths; bathe us with Your grace and mercy, though none of us deserve it. Fill us with the boldness to choose the kind of freedom that will benefit all, rather than a few. Open our eyes to see others as You do—with godly potential and value. But help us, too, to recognize our own pride in trying to elevate ourselves and others above You and Your purpose for our lives.
We need, You, God. Oh, how we need You! You have exercised nothing but faithfulness and fairness in Your treatment of our country, even when we've turned our back on You and forgotten Your goodness to us. Your discipline at times is hard, but You are just. Your purpose is always to draw us close to You, to bless us, and to make us a great nation who honors You. You are a good, good, Father—and Your love for us has a proven track record.
Forgive us for wanting our own way and making our own paths—often the ones paved with least resistance. Forgive us for fence-walking, or for ignoring completely the truths that can so easily set us free. Deliver us from mindless quarrels and destinations that lead us nowhere, but away from You. Free us from divisiveness, and melt our hardened hearts to love, not hate, and to heal, not debate.
Our history has cried for king-like leaders who will solve our problems and meet our needs. But there is only one King, and that is You, Lord. We have blindly sought answers from others to life's unresolved questions through the years, but You are the only wise Counselor. We have longed for peace, but You are the only Peacemaker and the only Prince of Peace. We’ve clung to our weapons of warfare, not as measures of defense, but as strongholds of selfish pride. We look at outward appearances; You see the heart. With You, nothing formed against us can prosper. Without You, we are nothing.
Make us a great nation, yes. But more than that, make us good, Lord, with a heartbeat that wants every person of every creed and color to know Your love, Your goodness, and Your worth. Make us wise as serpents, but gentle as doves. Turn our fears to faith, as we look to You and You alone for the future of our country. Give us God-confidence that no matter what happens, we will believe You are not only in control, but that You know exactly what is needed to accomplish Your purpose. Help us not to second-guess Your moves, but to move at Your command, always without hesitation.
We look to You and to You, only, Lord. Help us make wise decisions that move our country in the right direction. Help us to do our part in praying and in staying with what we know is right according to the truth of Your Word. Teach us to make our actions count and our words matter and line them both up to Your sense of rightness, not ours. Guide us with Your eye; grip us with Your strong arm; teach us what we need to know to make our lives—and our nation—count for you. We pray for our leaders, but we ask You to make us both leaders and followers: leading in the way of Truth and following those who honor You.
In the precious and powerful name of Jesus,
Monday Morning Prayer for God's Presence for the week
Good morning, Lord! Today's a new day, the beginning of a new week, a chance for a new start. Yesterday and last week are gone and with them any regrets, mistakes, or failures we may have experienced. It's a good day to be glad and give thanks, and we do, Lord. Thank you for today, the beginning of a new week, a new opportunity to love, give, and be all that you want us to be.
Lord, may nothing separate us from You this week. Teach us how to choose only Your way this week so each step will lead us closer to You. Help us to walk by the Word and not by our feelings. Help us to keep our hearts pure and undivided. Protect us from our own careless thoughts, words, and actions. And keep us from being distracted by our wants, our desires, our thoughts on how things should be. Help us to embrace what comes our way as an opportunity... rather than a personal inconvenience. And finally, help us to rest in the truth of Psalm 86:13, 'Great is your love toward me.' You already see the ways we will fall short and mess up. But right now, we consciously tuck Your whisper of absolute love for us into the deepest part of our heart. We recognize Your love for us is not based on our performance. You love us warts and all. That's amazing. But what's most amazing is that the Savior of the world would desire a few minutes with us this week. Lord, help us to forever remember what a gift it is to sit with You like this. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
MONDAY PRAYER IN TIMES OF CIVIL UNREST
O God, author and giver of peace, in whose image and likeness each of us has been created. With a human dignity worthy of respect on earth and destined for eternal glory, please listen to the cries that rise from every corner of this world, from our human family that is torn by violent conflict:
Give peace in our time, o good and gracious God, that peace which, as your son, Jesus Christ told us and as we have experienced in these days. It is a peace that the world cannot give.
To world leaders, grant them wisdom to see beyond the boundaries of race, religion, and nation, to that common humanity that makes us all your children, and brothers and sisters to one another.
To those who have turned to violence and rioting in anger or for revenge, or even for the cause of justice, grant the grace of conversion to the path of peaceful dialogue and constructive collaboration.
To the innocent who loves in the shadow of terror and violence, especially the frightened children, be a shelter and strength, and their haven and hope.
And to those who have already lost their lives as victims of human cruelty, open wide your arms and enfold them all in the embrace of your compassion, healing, and everlasting life.
Please grant this in the name of your son, Jesus Christ, Amen.
Monday Morning Prayer 5/25/20
Pastor Perry Simmons, Jr
We place into your care all of our doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers. Give them the courage of heart and strength of mind and body. Keep them safe from harm. May they know our deep gratitude for all they are doing to heal and help those affected by the coronavirus. God of all consolation, may they know your protection and peace. Bless them in these challenging days and bless their families. Amen.
Monday Prayer By Dr. Perry Simmons, Jr.
May 18, 2020
As we come to you on another Monday morning, we thank you for listening unfailingly to the cries of your people. You have been our anchor in the midst of this pandemic and you have constantly provided us with our needs and the hope to get through every day.
O God, we are praying for the front-liners who have been facing this battle boldly. We pray for your continuing provisions, especially of personal protective equipment to keep them safe, for test kits to save lives, and for greater government support to help them fight COVID-19.
Lord, direct us toward helping our fellow citizens and our front liners in Albany Georgia. May our leaders mirror you in being able to hear and answer the voices of the people, so that they can respond especially to the scarcity of medical resources and other programs to sustain and strengthen all medical practitioners. Lord, protect us all during this pandemic.
Hear our cries as we pray, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Hope, and Light. Amen.
Pastor Simmons Prayer
Dear Lord, as we start this week, please help us to find your joy in the midst of the mundane. May we live with an attitude of gratitude, take nothing for granted, and live life to the fullest. Help us to focus on you and not on the Coronavirus that is surrounding us. Thank you in advance for your strength, energy, and grace that will sustain us. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
Monday Morning Prayer:
by Pastor Perry Simmons, Jr.
May 4, 2020
Dear Lord, thank you for a new day and week ahead that is full of promise and possibilities. Help us to overcome any self-defeating thoughts or habits. When we are tempted to say, “I can’t,” help us to remember that you can and we can do all things through you. Please give us strength and energy for all that lies ahead and may we glorify you in all we say and do. In Jesus’ name We pray, Amen.
Monday Morning Prayer
By Pastor Perry Simmons, Jr.
Dear God, we come this Monday morning in a spirit of thanksgiving. We thank you for waking us up this Monday morning and starting us on a brand new week. We thank you in all things because you do all things well. We thank you for working things out for our good. We thank you for all of the first responders and those who are putting their lives on the line to saved others. May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health and making their rent. May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options. May we who have to cancel our trips remember those who have no safe place to go. May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all. May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home. As fear grips our country, let us choose love. And during this time when we may not be able to physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen.
By Pastor Perry Simmons, Jr.
A Prayer to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic
Most merciful and Triune God, We come to you in our weakness. We come to you in our fear. We come to you with trust, For you alone are our hope. We place before you the disease present in our world. We turn to you in our time of need. Bring wisdom to doctors; Give understanding to scientists; Endow caregivers with compassion and generosity; Bring healing to those who are ill. Protect those who are most at risk. Give comfort to those who have lost a loved one. Welcome those who have died into your eternal home. Stabilize our communities. Unite us in our compassion. Remove all fear from our hearts. Fill us with confidence in your care.
Jesus, We trust in You. Amen.
By Pastor Perry Simmons, Jr.
Lord, You are Holy above all others, and all of the strength that we need is in your hands. We are not asking, Lord, that you take this trial away. Instead, we simply ask that Your will be done in our lives. Whatever that means, that is what we want. But we admit that it's hard, Lord.
Sometimes we feel like we can't go on. The pain and the fear are too much for us, and we know that we don't have the strength on our own to get through this. we know that we can come to you, Jesus and that you will hear our prayer. I know that it is not your intent to bring us to this point just to leave us in the wilderness alone.
Please, Lord, give us the strength that we need to face today. We don't have to worry about tomorrow. If you just give us the strength that we need today that is all we need. Keep us from sinning during this trial. Instead, help us to keep our eyes on you. You are the Holy Lord, and all of our hope rests in you.
Dear Lord, You are the Just judge, Holy and True. You are the Most High God. You give us life. You hold all power in your hands. You are the Mighty one from God who carries the world, and is ruler over all the earth. You Oh Most Blessed One are the giver of life. In You, are only good things. In You, is mercy and love. In You, is healing of the nations. In You is freedom of worry and freedom of pain.
Lord Almighty, You loved us so much. You were sent from your Father, sent to save us from destruction. We truly can never make it to Heaven without the help of you Jesus who was sent to earth to help us.
You, Lord are full of mercy and grace, please forgive us for our faults. Lord Jesus, in you all healing is performed. You Lord are the miracle worker. In your Spirit, your gift of healing is alive. In you Lord we can put our trust that you can heal us, and protect us from the Coronavirus.
You, Lord are miracle worker for the sick, and for the lost souls. You, Lord forgive us and save us from condemnation. You cleanse us and make us born again new. You give us a clean heart full of peace. You Lord are the Light. In You is all truth. Your way Lord is the way to Heavenly Hope. Your hands Lord created the universe. You Lord are the True giver of Life. Every child is a miracle of Life. Life rests in Your Hands.
Wrap Shiloh as a close knit family, draw us near to you Lord, and bind us with your Loving Hands. Let us be drawn closer to You. You are the Vine, dear Lord and we are the branches. You carry all knowledge and all power. You Lord are our medicine. Your Words Lord are Truth and Life.
Help us put our trust in You. You Lord are the greatest physician. You heal, You protect, You care, You love, You are kind, You are patient, You are thoughtful, You are strength. You Lord are our Creator. You know our thoughts, our sighings and our cryings and every hair on our head. You are Wonderful and make all good things for us. Heal us Lord, if it be Your will. Amen.