Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Second Sunday, August 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, may my message today be as simple as “be kind to everyone.” During a hot summer may tempers be controlled and kindness be unleashed. As schools open for a new year by students, teachers, and administrative leaders show kindness to one another. As a new church program year begins, and people who have moved into our area visit our church may they leave saying the people they met were very kind, and I want to be part of that type of church. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Congregations: O Lord, may every thought, every word, and every action of my day be ones of kindness. In a time when the lack of kindness in thought, word, and deed, seems to make people popular, when confronting people rather than showing kindness, when putting people down rather than lifting them up seems to be the order of the day, let me be a non-conformist. Let me be a person who expresses through thoughts, words, and deeds the type of kindness Jesus showed especially to children. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.