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Random Prayer RequestO GOD of heavenly powers, who, by the might of thy command, drivest away from men's bodies all sickness and all infirmity; Be present in thy goodness with this thy servant, that his weakness may be banished and his strength recalled; that his health being thereupon restored, he may bless thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for Children Lost in Syrian Gas AttackGod, bring comfort and peace. Peace is your essence. Peace is your name. Bring peace to this family who has lost their precious child in death. We come to you, God because we know that you sorrow, and are acquainted with grief. You too have endured the loss of a child. You empathize. We can’t help but ask, Why? Forgive our insistence, our confusion, even our anger. We believe that you are just, and we ache to understand how this tragic death is an expression of that justice, how it expresses your love. We also know – in our minds at least – that you seldom answer the “why?” question. We press you, but on these matters you are mostly silent. What we ask instead is “how?” How can we move forward? How can this bring us together and not tear us apart? How can we now live under the shadow of this untimely death? Answer this prayer with your comfort and guidance. There is no way to remove the pain. The grief is real. The only sanity is to know, to believe, in a life beyond with you, when all the scales are righted and the sufferings are made good. We trust you and your promise that while this child’s life on earth is done, his life beyond has just begun. With that release we lose him and let him go into your arms, then by faith receive in return the boundless comfort of your presence. That is all, that is enough. In Jesus Name, We Pray.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2017-04-08 21:38:31 .
written for The Saturday Evening Post in 2008, is just as relevant this year.Our Father and our God, as we stand at the beginning of this new year we confess our need of Your presence and Your guidance as we face the future. We each have our hopes and expectations for the year that is ahead of usbut You alone know what it holds for us, and only You can give us the strength and the wisdom we will need to meet its challenges. So help us to humbly put our hands into Your hand, and to trust You and to seek Your will for our lives during this coming year. In the midst of lifes uncertainties in the days ahead, assure us of the certainty of Your unchanging love. In the midst of lifes inevitable disappointments and heartaches, help us to turn to You for the stability and comfort we will need. In the midst of lifes temptations and the pull of our stubborn self-will, help us not to lose our way but to have the courage to do what is right in Your sight, regardless of the cost. And in the midst of our daily preoccupations and pursuits, open our eyes to the sorrows and injustices of our hurting world, and help us to respond with compassion and sacrifice to those who are friendless and in need. May our constant prayer be that of the ancient Psalmist: Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end (Psalm 119:33). We pray for our nation and its leaders during these difficult times, and for all those who are seeking to bring peace and justice to our dangerous and troubled world. We pray especially for Your protection on all those who serve in our armed forces, and we thank You for their commitment to defend our freedoms, even at the cost of their own lives. Be with their families also, and assure them of Your love and concern for them. Bring our divided nation together, and give us a greater vision of what You would have us to be. Your Word reminds us that Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord (Psalm 33:12). As we look back over this past year we thank You for Your goodness to usfar beyond what we have deserved. May we never presume on Your past goodness or forget all Your mercies to us, but may they instead lead us to repentance, and to a new commitment to make You the foundation and center of our lives this year. And so, our Father, we thank You for the promise and hope of this new year, and we look forward to it with expectancy and faith. This I ask in the name of our Lord and Savior, who by His death and resurrection has given us hope both for this world and the world to come. Amen
Submitted by: Billy Graham - - tim [at] -- 2016-01-05 19:07:58 .
Give Me StrengthGive Me Strength, Lord Lord, you are Holy above all others, and all of the strength that I need is in your hands. I am not asking, Lord, that you take this trial away. Instead, I simply ask that Your will be done in my life. Whatever that means, that is what I want. But I admit that it's hard, Lord. Sometimes I feel like I cant go on. The pain and the fear are too much for me, and I know that I dont have the strength on my own to get through this. I know that I can come to you, Jesus, and that you will hear my prayer. I know that it is not your intent to bring me to this point just to leave me in the wilderness alone. Please, Lord, give me the strength that I need to face today. don't have to worry about tomorrow. If you just give me the strength that I need today that is all I need. Keep me from sinning during this trial. Instead, help me to keep my eyes on you. You are the Holy Lord, and all of my hope rests in you. Thank you for hearing my prayer. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-08-23 22:10:00 .
Victims of human trafficking...Pray for victims of human trafficking - If there is a situation that breaks the heart of God, it is the enslavement of His children. Join us as we pray for an end to this injustice, and for its victims. Human trafficking is the recruitment and transport of a child or adult for the purposes of sexual exploitation or forced labor. Sadly, there are more people enslaved today than at the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. I give to ya a Human trafficking snapshot: Adults and children in forced labor and sexual slavery: 12.3 million Countries without adequate laws to prevent trafficking: 147 Countries with adequate laws to prevent trafficking: 31 Prevalence of trafficking victims in the world: 1.8 per 1,000 persons Money invested in human trafficking: $32 billion Efforts to fight human trafficking Average number of time a trafficked victim is sexually assaulted: 6 thousand times. Average life expectancy of a trafficked victim: 7 years. Average Age of introduction into trafficking: 13 years old. Now is a critical time to help prevent this kind of slavery. On September 30, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act is due for renewal. The act was first passed in the United States in 2000 and is the largest piece of anti-trafficking legislation in U.S. history. It created the first comprehensive federal law to address human trafficking and other forms of modern-day slavery, targeting both domestic and international aspects of the crime. This act uses a three-pronged approach to combat trafficking: prevention, protection, and prosecution. Because traffickers continually change their methods to skirt the law, legislation needs to be regularly updated. In particular, there is a critical need to expand federal criminal jurisdiction to cover trafficking offenses committed abroad. This means an offender can be tried in the United States whether or not the crime was committed in the United States. Meanwhile, World Vision has extensive programs to combat child trafficking and slavery in countries across the world notably Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Romania, and Mozambique. Programs include: Providing safe havens for trafficked children Counseling and vocational training to help children recover Reuniting trafficked children with their families Building community awareness Cooperating with authorities to identify and prosecute traffickers Please pray for these programs. Pray for action Its easy to feel overwhelmed by the issue of human trafficking, but we can take action. We can speak out and insist that our elected officials support effective legislation, such as the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, and we can support World Vision and other programs to end trafficking and care for survivors. Dear Lord, just as You helped Moses and Aaron as they spoke boldly to Pharaoh on behalf of the Hebrew slaves in Egypt, help us speak up for modern-day slaves around the world. Pray for prevention Extreme poverty is at the root of the vast majority of trafficking around the world. Poor families are vulnerable to the tactics of traffickers, who lure their victims with the promise of well-paying jobs in other cities or countries. Once isolated from their families, victims are forced to work for little or no pay and brutalized if they try to resist. One of the best ways to prevent human trafficking is to help families become self-sufficient. Dear Lord, most of us reading this email will never experience the kind of extreme poverty that millions of people live with every day. Help us to be understanding and compassionate toward their needs. Help us to love them in the way that You love them. Give us the will to make things better. Pray for protection Children who are rescued from traffickers need a safe place to recover from abuse. Its common for their former captors to try to recover what they regard as their property. World Vision provides survivors with emergency shelter, legal assistance, and counseling. Dear Lord, You are a strong tower and a mighty fortress. Help Your rescued children feel safe and begin to heal. Protect them from those who seek to harm them. Pray for restoration Survivors of human trafficking often suffer severe psychological damage. Their hearts and spirits have been assaulted as much as their bodies. They are ashamed of what has happened to them. World Vision homes provide a safe environment where children can recover and share happier times with other youngsters. They also receive vocational training so that they have the chance to become financially secure and make a fresh start. Dear Lord, Your Word shows that You bring new joy and hope where previously there was only shame and fear. We ask this for our brothers and sisters, who desperately need to accept that they can be made new. Pray for justice The men and women who prey on the poor and the innocent need to be arrested, prosecuted, and punished for their crimes. The International Justice Mission has found that even a small number of convictions can have a major impact in reducing trafficking crime. But prosecuting traffickers can be difficult because survivors are terrified to testify against them. Dear Lord, You demand justice for those who have been wronged. Give strength to those who investigate and prosecute traffickers. Encourage them when they are weary. Give courage to survivors when they are asked to testify against their former captors. PLEASE - Call your members of Congress to voice your support for the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. PLEASE - Give monthly to support children affected by trafficking and exploitation. Your monthly gift will help provide assistance like safe shelter, food, education, trauma recovery counseling, and more. GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE -
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-07-26 21:42:15 .
Commander in ChiefGod of power and might, wisdom and justice, through you authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment is decreed. Assist with your spirit of counsel and fortitude the President and other government leaders of these United States. May they always seek the ways of righteousness, justice and mercy. Grant that they may be enabled by your powerful protection to lead our country with honesty and integrity. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-06-10 13:19:31 .
My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?Both Matthew and Mark tell us that, just before He died, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? (Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34) It is one of the most poignant and meaningful moments in the Gospels, yet it is also widely misunderstood. The key to appreciating the full depth of this passage lies in Psalm 22, one of the few psalms that is truly prophetic. We must know the psalm, in fact, as fully as the audience before the cross, who were largely Jews thoroughly familiar with it. So stop for a minute and read it through, carefully, trying to grasp the overall meaning. The first thing we notice is that the psalm is not a static description, but a dramatic work. It begins with a cry of anguish from a man who feels that God has forsaken him, and ends with a song of praise for a God who has saved him. This is a common form of psalms. The pithiest example might be the short Psalm 13, a mere 14 lines, which is almost a simplified model upon which 22 is based. It begins How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever?, which it expounds in verses 1-4. In verse 5, it then declares that the poet trusts in God, reversing the tone of betrayal at the beginning. It then ends, I will sing to the Lord, Because He has dealt bountifully with me. It is this same theme followed, in much more detail and depth, by Psalm 22. The psalm begins asking why God has forsaken the poet, who cries but gets no answer. But he remembers that his fathers had trusted in the Lord, and He had delivered them. (22:4-5) Next, the poet returns to his own pathetic state, this time adding that others sneer at him, saying that if he trust in the Lord, let the Lord deliver him from his predicament. (22:6-8) This is, of course, exactly the scene given to us by the evangelists, just before Jesus death. In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him and saying, . . . He trusts in God; let God rescue Him now, if He delights in Him. (Matthew 27:41-43) At this point, Psalm moves from the initial plaintive cry to a plea that God be with him. This section includes a prophetic description of Christs last moments: Be not far from me, for trouble is near; For there is none to help. Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me. They open wide their mouth at me, As a ravening and a roaring lion. I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It is melted within me. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And my tongue cleaves to my jaws; And You lay me in the dust of death. For dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me; They divide my garments among them, And for my clothing they cast lots. (22:11-18) It is nearly impossible not to understand that this is prophetic of the crucifixion, because of the details. Christ is surrounded by ravening lions in the form of the high priests, who have insisted He be crucified over Pilates objection. My tongue cleaves to my jaws seems to be understood by one of the sympathetic watchers in the crowd, for Immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink. (Matthew 27:48) Most obvious, of course, are the references to the piercing of His hands and feet in verse 16, and the dividing of His clothing, and casting of lots for it in verse 18. But the most heart-rending aspect of this middle section is the overall feeling of a man being crucified, his bones and organs failing him. At this point, we enter the resolution phase of the drama. The poet gives us another prayer for deliverance, but the tone has shifted completely: rather than a cry of despair, it is a song of hope. The poet will praise God and tells Israel to stand in awe of Him, for God has not hidden His face from [the afflicted man]; rather, when he cried to Him for help, He heard. (22:22-24) The final six verses are triumphant. Again, it is hard not to see a specific Christ prophecy in them, for the psalm speaks not of the restoration of Israel, but rather, the victory of righteousness throughout the entire world: All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, And all the families of the nations will worship before You. (22:27) Christ is at the point of death. The theory of crucifixion is that the victim slowly suffocate. After hanging on the cross for two days, Christ has finally become unable to breathe and will die. The opening verse of Psalm 22 is cried out with, probably, Jesus last full breath; we can imagine Him summoning his final bit of strength to say it. It is, literally, his last gasp. He uses it to reference Psalm 22, for in Psalm 22 we see the exact parallel, told prophetically a millennium before, of the drama of His victory. Yes, He is telling the crowd, I will die; but my death is not the end of the story, not a final defeat, but rather the beginning of the story of Gods triumph over death exactly as foretold in the psalm. As Matt Slick puts it, Jesus is pointing to the scriptures to substantiate His messianic mission. You sometimes hear from people who insist that the words be taken out of context. That is, at His death, Christ felt that God had abandoned Him. Even more oddly, you will hear the theory that God turned His back on Christ, because Christ had taken on the sins of the world and God cannot look upon sin. You might want not to argue with someone who says this. [A] harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (James 3:18) But if you should find yourself wondering whether there is any merit to it, consider these points: Christ is God. He cannot turn His back on Himself! 2) The idea that God cannot look upon sin is contradicted in Scripture dozens of times. God looks upon and deals with sinful people constantly in the Old Testament and, in some parts of both Old Testament and New, speaks directly to demons or even Satan himself. Christ has a long conversation with Satan in Matthew 3 and chats with several demons while casting them out. God the Father talks to Abraham, Jonah, Moses, and many others who, although often righteous Jews, are clearly not free from sin. God the Father also talks to Satan. See Job 1:6-12. 3) If examples of God talking to sinful beings is not sufficient, the principle is stated outright, repeatedly, e.g. Proverbs 15:3, The eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good. Or Jer. 16:17 For my eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from my face, nor is their iniquity hidden from my eyes. How, in fact, does God know Adam and Eve ate the apple? You will find people quoting a line from Habakkuk as Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. (Hab. 1:13)(NIV) (Making fine points of diction using the NIV, or any other dynamic equivalent translation, should be discouraged in general, for obvious reasons.) Lets read the same line from the best widely-available literal translation, the New American Standard Bible: Your eyes are too pure to approve evil; And You can not look on wickedness with favor. Or better yet, lets look at the Hebrew. The first verb in question, transliterated, is nabat. Here is Strongs definition of nabat (#5027): a primitive root; to scan, i.e. look intently at; by implication, to regard with pleasure, favor or care. The line from Habakkuk is simply mistranslated in the NIV and many other Bibles, although the basic meaning of nabat is indeed to look (as the NASB and Strongs Lexicon both note). So, the place in the Bible where one finds support for the notion that God cannot look upon evil is a line from a minor prophet that actually means, God does not look favorably on evil. Any other reading would render the verse self-contradictory anyway, for the very next line reads wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously? (KJV). I am afraid weve over-argued the point, so lets move on to #4: 4) This actually might belong in the #1 spot, for our starting point is to recognize that the issue is one of interpretation. The first principle of Biblical interpretation is, What does the Bible actually say? And nowhere in the Bible does it say that God would abandon, did abandon, or had abandoned Christ on the cross. It cannot be inspired Scripture. See 2 Peter 1:20-21. (This assumes that the reader has a firm grasp on the difference between a positive statement and a human inference from an ambiguous statement.) I would encourage anyone, no matter what their view of this, not to become so argumentative as to say Christ stopped being God. I would rather not contest the issue than lead a person to say this. 5) If someone wants to tell you that God the Father turned His back on God the Son, you might want to consider how many gods Christians worship. I and my Father are one. (John 10:30) And if you really want to entertain the notion Agnus_Dei_Zubaran that one person of our single God can turn His back on another person of Himself, consider this: What Christ said was My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Nowhere in the entire Bible does Christ refer to God, the Father, as anything except Father: my Father, the Father, my Father in heaven, etc. Again, even if were possible for God the Son to be forsaken by God the Father, which is unthinkable, it would still be impossible for Christ to be forsaken by God, because Christ is God. Also, Christ does not say Father. See #1. He says My God, My God, etc. Why would He choose this one moment, if He wants to distinguish between Himself and the Father, to start calling the Father My God? The answer is, of course, because He is not calling out to God, but rather quoting the first line of Psalm 22, verbatim. 6) One might ask, why do Matthew and Mark render every word Jesus said in Greek, but write this one phrase in Aramaic? And why does Christ choose to phrase His cry in the exact words of Psalm 22, if He doesnt mean to quote it? 7) The best argument against the notion, though, is not quite so neat and clean, because it requires judgment based on reading the whole New Testament. Sin is not an entity; it is an abstract noun, referring to an action taken in violation of Gods law. It cannot be gathered up in baskets and swallowed, as in a cheesy horror movie. When we commit a sin, we become guilty and liable to punishment. Which makes more sense: Christ, who is God, became actually guilty of sin? Or Christ paid the price for sins He was not Himself guilty of committing? There is a line at the end of 2 Corinthians 5 that reads, God made him who had no sin to be sin[b] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Cor. 15:21) I have left the footnote there on purpose, because here is what it says: b. Or be a sin offering At any rate, Christ could not literally become sin, because sin is not a concrete noun, any more than we could become righteousness. Paul is using figurative speech here; I suppose you would call it revivification. 8) And, finally, Psalm 22:24 itself directly contradicts the God turned His back idea. To paraphrase, it says God has not hidden His face from him. If the psalm is prophetic and, with Christ using His final breath to quote it, one would have difficulty saying it is not the explicit prophecy is that God will not forsake the suffering Messiah. Well, I spent a lot more time arguing than I set out to do. There are actually other arguments pointing out holes in the abandonment theory. A sacrifice to God must be perfect. (Lev. 22;21) Why would Jesus, who had told the Pharisees that they would recognize Him as God when he was lifted up, tell them while they mocked Him on the cross, Gee, youre right, God abandoned me. But enough is enough. It would be a shame to lose the wonderful message that Christ sends to world when, with His last breath, He sends the mockery of His onlookers right back into their faces. I have won, he announces, at the very point when they are about to pop the champagne bottles open.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-27 23:08:22 .
Inspirational PrayerDo not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then. Put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually:
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - firstsparticle [at] -- 2015-05-26 19:57:54 .
A Prayer for HopeHeavenly father, I am your humble servant, I come before you today in need of hope. There are times when I fell helpless, There are times when I feel weak. I pray for hope. I need hope for a better future. I need hope for a better life. I need hope for love and kindness. Some say that the sky is at it's darkest just before the light. I pray that this is true, for all seems dark. I need your light, Lord, in every way. I pray to be filled with your light from head to toe. To bask in your glory. To know that all is right in the world, as you have planned, and as you want it to be. Help me to walk in your light, and live my life in faith and glory. In your name I pray, Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - firstsparticle [at] -- 2015-05-26 19:52:00 .
Freedom is NOT FreeI watched the flag pass by one day. It fluttered in the breeze. A young Marine saluted it, and then he stood at ease. I looked at him in uniform So young, so tall, so proud, He'd stand out in any crowd. I thought how many men like him Had fallen through the years. How many died on foreign soil? How many mothers' tears? How many pilots' planes shot down? How many died at sea? How many foxholes were soldiers' graves? No, freedom isn't free. I heard the sound of TAPS one night, When everything was still I listened to the bugler play And felt a sudden chill. I wondered just how many times That TAPS had meant
Submitted by: Kelly Strong - webmaster [at] -- 2015-05-25 00:32:45 .
Anything helps our Vets..Prayers do not have to consist of eloquent verse or prose. Silent thoughts and moments of reflection are other meaningful ways to show respect and admiration for soldiers on Memorial Day. Spend some time meditating on the courage and self-sacrifice for which you are grateful. Warm thoughts and well wishes are among the many ways you may choose to pray. There are many ways to offer prayers for Memorial Day Services. Consider all the ways you can honor the brave soldiers and families of those who have sacrificed. Just Do Something for a Vet!
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-25 00:29:22 .
Everything...TO our prayers, O Lord, we join our unfeigned thanks for all thy mercies; for our being, our reason, and all other endowments and faculties of soul and body; for our health, friends, food, and raiment, and all the other comforts and conveniences of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world, to redeem us from sin and eternal death, and in giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great provocations; for all the directions, assistance's, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives; and particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day; beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us, and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincere obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-24 16:40:02 .
Prayer for Grace to reform and grow Better.AND lest, through our own frailty, or the temptations which encompass us, we be drawn again into sin, vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direction and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform whatever is amiss in the temper and disposition of our souls; that no unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires, may rest there. Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice; that we may never suffer the sun to go down upon our wrath; but may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and good-will, with a conscience void of offense towards thee, and towards men; that so we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-24 16:38:42 .
Memorial Day 2015GOOD Christian People, I bid your prayers for Christ's holy Catholic Church, the blessed company of all faithful people; that it may please God to confirm and strengthen it in purity of faith, in holiness of life, and in perfectness of love, and to restore to it the witness of visible unity; and more especially for that branch of the same planted by God in this land, whereof we are members; that in all things it may work according to God's will, serve him faithfully, and worship him acceptably. Ye shall pray for the President of these United States, and for the Governor of this State, and for all that are in authority; that all, and every one of them, may serve truly in their several callings to the glory of God, and the edifying and well-governing of the people, remembering the account they shall be called upon to give at the last great day. Ye shall also pray for the ministers of God's Holy Word and Sacraments; for Bishops [and herein more especially for the Bishop of this Diocese], that they may minister faithfully and wisely the discipline of Christ; likewise for all Priests and Deacons [and herein more especially for the Clergy here residing], that they may shine as lights in the world, and in all things may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior. And ye shall pray for a due supply of persons fitted to serve God in the Ministry and in the State; and to that end, as well as for the good education of all the youth of this land, ye shall pray for all schools, colleges, and seminaries of sound and godly learning, and for all whose hands are open for their maintenance; that whatsoever tends to the advancement of true religion and useful learning may for ever flourish and abound. Ye shall pray for all the people of these United States, that they may live in the true faith and fear of God, and in brotherly charity one towards another. Ye shall pray also for all who travel by land, sea, or air; for all prisoners and captives; for all who are in sickness or in sorrow; for all who have fallen into grievous sin; for all who, through temptation, ignorance, helplessness, grief, trouble, dread, or the near approach of death, especially need our prayers. Ye shall also praise God for rain and sunshine; for the fruits of the earth; for the products of all honest industry; and for all his good gifts, temporal and spiritual, to us and to all men. Ye shall yield unto God most high praise and hearty thanks for the wonderful grace and virtue declared in all his saints, who have been the choice vessels of his grace and the lights of the world in their several generations; and pray unto God, that we may have grace to direct our lives after their good examples; that, this life ended, we may be made partakers with them of the glorious resurrection, and the life everlasting. Finally, ye shall, brethren, summing up all our petitions, and all our thanksgivings, in the words which Christ hath taught us, we make bold to say, Dear Heavenly Father, As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please hold our servicemen and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and your presence as they stand in the gap for our protection. We also remember the families of our troops. We ask for your unique blessings to fill their homes, and we pray your peace, provision, and strength will fill their lives. May the members of our armed forces be supplied with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord's mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support. OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-24 15:58:45 .
For Those We Love.ALMIGHTY God, we entrust all who are dear to us to thy never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come; knowing that thou art doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-24 15:53:45 .
Night PrayerO 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 thy mercy grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last. Amen. O GOD, who art the life of mortal men, the light of the faithful, the strength of those who labor, and the repose of the dead; We thank thee for the timely blessings of the day, and humbly supplicate thy merciful protection all this night. Bring us, we beseech thee, in safety to the morning hours; through him who died for us and rose again, thy Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-24 15:52:50 .
Morning PrayerO GOD, the King eternal, who dividest the day from the darkness, and turnest the shadow of death into the morning; Drive far off from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep thy law, and guide our feet into the way of peace; that having done thy will with cheerfulness while it was day, we may, when the night cometh, rejoice to give thee thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ALMIGHTY God, who alone gavest us the breath of life, and alone canst keep alive in us the holy desires thou dost impart; We beseech thee, for thy compassion's sake, to sanctify all our thoughts and endeavours; that we may neither begin an action without a pure intention nor continue it without thy blessing. And grant that, having the eyes of the mind opened to behold things invisible and unseen, we may in heart be inspired by thy wisdom, and in work be upheld by thy strength, and in the end be accepted of thee as thy faithful servants; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-24 15:51:49 .
For an Anniversary of One Departed.ALMIGHTY God, we remember this day before thee thy faithful servant [N.], and we pray thee that, having opened to him the gates of larger life, thou wilt receive him more and more into thy joyful service; that he may win, with thee and thy servants everywhere, the eternal victory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-24 15:30:13 .
For One about to undergo an Operation.ALMIGHTY God our heavenly Father, we beseech thee graciously to comfort thy servant in his suffering, and to bless the means made use of for his cure. Fill his heart with confidence, that though he be sometime afraid, he yet may put his trust in thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-24 15:29:24 .
For Joy in God's Creation.O HEAVENLY Father, who hast filled the world with beauty; Open, we beseech thee, our eyes to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works; that rejoicing in thy whole creation, we may learn to serve thee with gladness; for the sake of him by whom all things were made, thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-24 15:28:32 .
For Quiet Confidence.O GOD of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength; By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee, to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou art God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-24 15:27:36 .
A Prayer for Healing.O ALMIGHTY God, who art the giver of all health, and the aid of them that turn to thee for succor; We entreat thy strength and goodness in behalf of this thy servant, that he may be healed of his infirmities, to thine honor and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-24 15:26:45 .
A Prayer for Recovery.O GOD of heavenly powers, who, by the might of thy command, drivest away from men's bodies all sickness and all infirmity; Be present in thy goodness with this thy servant, that his weakness may be banished and his strength recalled; that his health being thereupon restored, he may bless thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-24 15:25:40 .
For a Person under Affliction.O MERCIFUL God, and heavenly Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men; Look with pity, we beseech thee, upon the sorrows of thy servant for whom our prayers are offered. Remember him, O Lord, in mercy; endue his soul with patience; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; lift up thy countenance upon him, and give him peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-24 15:04:13 .
spam on websiteALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who declarest thy glory and showest forth thy handiwork in the heavens and in the earth; Deliver us, we beseech thee, in our several callings, from the service of mammon, that we may do the work which thou givest us to do, in truth, in beauty, and in righteousness, with singleness of heart as thy servants, and to the benefit of our fellow men; for the sake of him who came among us as one that serveth, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-24 15:02:55 .
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Submitted by: Timothy Sullivan - tim [at] -- 2015-05-23 17:09:29 .
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