The Path of Prayer – For the Week July 31 – August 6, 2017

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For the 9th Sunday after Pentecost 

Year A (2016-17)

Centering Prayer 

   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 31, 2017 – Genesis 32:22-31

   Pray for those in terrifying situations. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 – Psalm 17

   Pray for those that seek deliverance and justice from their adversaries. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – Isaiah 55:1-5

   Pray that God’s open and worldwide invitation to the abundant feast of life in Christ will be compellingly proclaimed by the people and congregations of the United Methodist Church. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017 – Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21

   Pray for those humiliated by their fallings and failings in life to begin anew through the goodness of God’s grace, mercy, and steadfast love. 

Friday, August 4, 2017 – Romans 9:1-5

   Pray for congregations that have drifted away from their mission to uphold and proclaim their witness of God’s riches in Christ to the world . 

Saturday, August 5, 2017 – Matthew 14:13-14

   Pray that the social sicknesses in our world will reveal the need and desire for Christ’s healing.

Sunday, August 6, 2017 – Matthew 14:15-21

  Pray for the servants of Christ that experience compassion fatigue amidst the world with so much need for the riches and promises of God in Christ.  

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