Prayer

During this time of uncertainty, you may be feeling a wide range of emotions. This is normal. It’s OK to not be OK. As a church family we come alongside one another and hold each other in prayer. If you’ve just discovered us, we’d love to do the same for you! Now more than ever, we are available to pray for and with each other.

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Here are some resources that might be of comfort to you.

SCRIPTURE

Psalm 23 (NIV)
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord

forever.

Psalm 34:18 (NLT)
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

Psalm 46:1-2 (NLT)
God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear when earthquakes come

and the mountains crumble into the sea.

Psalm 73:26 (NLT)
My health my fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;

he is mine forever.

Lamentations 3:22-23 (NLT)
The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness;

his mercies begin afresh each morning.

Philippians 4:6-9 (NLT)
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experiences God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me – everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.

Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NASB)
Though the fig tree should not blossom,
And there be no fruit on the vines,
Though the yield of the Olive should fail,
And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold,
And there be no cattle in the stalls,
Yet I will exult in the Lord,
I will rejoice in the God of my salvation,
The Lord God is my strength,
And He has made my feet like hinds feet,

And makes me walk on my high places.

2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

For God has not given us a spirit of fear or timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.


PRAYERS

A PRAYER FOR ALL THAT AILS US

Open unto me — light for my darkness.
Open unto me — courage for my fear.
Open unto me — hope for my despair.
Open unto me — peace for my turmoil.
Open unto me — joy for my sorrow.
Open unto me — strength for my weakness.
Open unto me — wisdom for my confusion.
Open unto me — tenderness for my toughness.
Open unto me — love for my hates.
Open unto me — Your self, God, for my self.
Amen

~ a prayer by Howard Thurman

PEACE PRAYER OF ST FRANCIS

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

A PRAYER WHEN WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO PRAY

How shall I pray?
Are tears prayers, Lord?
Are screams prayers,
Or groans, or sighs, or curses?
Can trembling hands be lifted to you,
Or clenched fists
Or the cold sweat that trickles down  my back
Or the cramps that knot my stomach?
Will you accept my prayers, Lord,
My real prayers,
Rooted in the muck and mud and rock  of my life?
Lord help me! Lord help us!
~ a prayer of Richard Foster
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