For the 8th Sunday after Pentecost
Year A (2016-2017)
LORD, we approach this time of prayer with confidence that you hear our prayers. By your Spirit, enable us to pray according to your will for our lives, your church, your communities, your nation, and your world (John 5:14). Spirit of Christ, be my hope through the day, be my guard through the night, my companion on the way. Christ be ever before me, Christ be ever behind me, Christ be ever within me (The Song of Saint Patrick). Amen.
Monday, July 24, 2017 – Genesis 29:15-28
Pray for underpaid laborers that perform vital and underappreciated work for our communities and country.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – Psalm 105:1-11,45b
Pray for those that sense a weakness of faith toward God’s promises.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – Psalm 128
Pray that The Ways of the Lord will be desired end entered into by those that do not yet know them.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 – 1 Kings 3:5-12
Pray that those that govern may do so with wisdom and humility.
Friday, July 28, 2017 – Psalm 119:129-136
Pray for those that are striving to live in Ways of the Lord.
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – Romans 8:26-39
Pray that those living in hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or violence may be convinced and assured of God’s sustaining love and presence.
Sunday, July 30, 2017 – Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Pray for whose lives are like leaven that uplift and enrich peoples, churches, and communities.