Monday Morning's Prayer
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.