From the Archives
Category Archives: Prayers
This prayer was used yesterday during worship. World AIDS Day, since 1988, has been December 1 and a day to educate and advocate for those persons living with HIV/AIDS.
From Saint Francis of Assisi’s “The Prayer Before the Crucifix.” Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity, sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out Your … Continue reading
God of wind, word, and fire, we bless your name this day for sending the light and strength of your Holy Spirit. We give you thanks for all the gifts, great and small, that you have poured out upon your … Continue reading
I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted … Continue reading
Eternal God, by the birth of Jesus Christ you gave yourself to the world. Grant that, being born in our hearts, he may save us from all our sins, and restore within us the image and likeness of our Creator, … Continue reading
This is one of my favorite hymns written by Charles Wesley. I use it often as a prayer. Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set they people free; from our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest … Continue reading
In the advent seasons, when the past has fled, unasked, away and there is nothing left to do but wait, God, shelter us. Be our surrounding darkness; be the fertile soil out of which hope springs in due time. In … Continue reading
Merciful God, you sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation. Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may celebrate aright the commemoration of the nativity, and … Continue reading
Prayer in the Morning by Jan L. Richardson With the dawning light let us turn our faces toward the One who fashioned us, and let us give thanks to the God who knits us together with each new day: bone to … Continue reading
This blessing was shared in a weekly email from my District Superintendent, Larry Davies. Come, Lord Jesus, our guest to be, And bless these gifts, Bestowed by Thee. And bless our loved ones everywhere, And keep them in Your loving care.