Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Third Sunday, March 2019
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, You are the one who stills the waters of turbulent storms in our lives. You are the one with whom I need to stop, be quiet, and realize once again that You are my God. You are the ever-present God best heard in the still small voice that was also present in the earthquake, wind, and fire yet I was distracted. You are the one I seek to proclaim with clarity in teaching, preaching, counseling, and relating to people to whom you have sent me. May I help people this day and every day hear the voice of God in their lives. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Congregations: O Lord, the world is shouting at us. Telling us to go here and to go there. To buy this product, take this medicine, be convinced by this politician, attend this event, wear these clothes, drink this coffee, and so many more things that it makes my head spin. Amid all this noise may I have calm assurance that You are there. You are always speaking into my heart, soul, mind, and strength. Of all the offers the world presents to me, You are the only offer that truly matters. Praise the Lord! Praise You, O Lord. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.