Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–First Sunday, October 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, may our worship style and content, and my message on Sunday remember that among the most important listeners are the children us. May I not so much seek to impress the adults with my eloquence of the proclamation of Your Word, but to connect with those among us who are children in the age and elementary in their spiritual seeking. May I speak Your words and make them plain so that the Holy Spirit may guide all ages in their spiritual formation this Sunday. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Congregations: O Lord, in our culture the expression by humorist Garrison Keillor is very popular – “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.” When I think of my children I think about how precious they are to You and me. May I always include in my mentoring of them not only their physical, social, and intellectual development, but most of all their spiritual development. May all of us to be wise parents. May our children be able to see through us what Christ is like. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.