We are back with another opportunity for us to engage in prayer together.
Life isn’t always clear and sometimes it can be difficult to know exactly what God is doing but we know that God is the God who makes bad things great. And we believe in the extension of his grace overall circumstances.
And in harder circumstances, when it doesn’t feel all that clear we are not powerless or without options. One such option is to pray: to confess our worries, to shout out our fears, and to speak from the heart to the heart of Jesus.
I want to call us together in prayer today by leading us through another guided prayer session.
So as before I have a few prewritten prayers that I am going to pray through at the end of each prayer I am going to say “In the name of Jesus” at which point I will leave some opportunity for quiet reflection and prayer.
A Prayer from a Tired Place
O Lord my God, I believe in you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Insofar as I can, insofar as you have given me the power, I have sought you.
I became weary and I laboured.
O Lord my God, my sole hope, help me to believe and never to cease seeking you.
Grant that I may always and ardently seek out your countenance.
Give me the strength to seek you, for you help me to find you and you have more and more given me the hope of finding you.
Here I am before you with my firmness and my infirmity.
Preserve the first and heal the second.
Here I am before you with my strength and my ignorance.
Where you have opened the door to me, welcome me at the entrance; where you have closed the door to me, open to my cry; enable me to remember you, to understand you, and to love you.
In the name of Jesus, we pray
A Prayer for our Leaders
To our rulers and governors on the earth – to them You, Lord, gave the power of the kingdom by Your glorious and ineffable might, to the end that we may know the glory and honour given to them by You and be subject to them, in nought resisting Your will; to them,
Lord, give health, peace, concord, stability, that they may exercise the authority given to them without offence.
For You, O heavenly Lord and King eternal give to the sons of men glory and honour and power over the things that are on the earth;
may You, Lord, direct their counsel according to that which is good and well-pleasing in Your sight, that, devoutly in peace and meekness exercising the power given them by You, they may find You propitious,
O You, who only has power to do these things and more abundant good with us, we praise You through the High Priest and Guardian of our souls Jesus Christ, through whom be glory and majesty to You both now and from generation to generation and forevermore.
In the name of Jesus, we pray
A Prayer for Guidance in Hard Times.
Steer the ship of my life, good Lord, to your quiet harbour, where I can be safe from the storms of sin and conflict. Show me the course I should take. Renew in me the gift of discernment, so that I can always see the right direction in which I should go. And give me the strength and the courage to choose the right course, even when the sea is rough and the waves are high, knowing that through enduring hardship and danger in your name we shall find comfort and peace.
Thanks for praying together friends.
We want to keep praying and keep pouring into each other’s lives. So please feel free to reach out to a director or camp friend anytime. You can reach Pat by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the things that have been most encouraging over the last months and weeks has been the strength of our community. You all have such resiliency, such strength, and we have seen and heard time and time again how much you care about our Camp and about each other. I think that is amazing. So please stay connect and pray for each other.
And in the meantime, keep being awesome.
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