Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–The First Sunday of June 2019
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, as I proclaim Your written and Living Word this Sunday, may I be fully aware of and embracing of the totally scope of who You are. May I proclaim You as Father, Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. May I magnify and pray in the name of Your Son who gave up His life for us that we might have eternal life—Jesus the Christ. May I acknowledge the power of the Holy Spirit in my life, the life of my congregation, and the full presence of the Holy Spirit in Your world. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Congregations: O Lord, this Sunday feels like a jumping off place. School is ending. Summer is coming. The hurricane season may make an early appearance. I need the change of pace that summer brings. More than all these, however, I need a renewed sense of who You are as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Before I leave for parts unknown may I focus on You and reconnect with the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life. May Your Spirit always go before me even as it dwells within me. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.