Lakeside Church

Prayer

How Can We Pray for You?

As a church family, we come alongside one another and hold each other in prayer. Now more than ever, we are available to pray for and with each other. There is no greater honour. Click the “Request Prayer” button to connect with us or text 226-400-2189.

Prayer Resources

The Prayer Course

An eight week journey through the Lord's Prayer.

Unanswered Prayer Course

An opportunity to process life's most painful questions.

How to Pray

A Simple Guide for Normal People (by Pete Grieg)

God on Mute

Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer (by Pete Greig)

Prayer

Finding the Heart's True Home (by Richard Foster)

Prayer

Does it Make Any Difference? (by Philip Yancey)

Prayers of Confession

God, I confess that I have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what I have done, and by what I have left undone. I have not loved you with my whole heart, I have not loved my neighbours as myself. I am truly sorry and I humbly repent. Amen.

Adapted from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer

Oh God, I have hurt others, and I have been hurt. I have presumed upon others, and I have been presumed upon. I have taken others for granted, and I have been taken for granted. I have dishonoured others, and I have been dishonoured. As I receive your forgiveness for my wrongs (it helps to name them), I extend forgiveness to others who have wronged me. Thank you for your mercy and forgiveness. Amen.

Jesus, my sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what my lips tremble to name and what my heart can no longer bear. Set me free from a past that I cannot change. Open me to a future in which I can be changed, and grant me grace to become more and more like you. Amen. 

Adapted from the PCUSA Book of Common Worship

A Prayer for Rage

1. Acknowledgment
God, I come to you with
an overwhelming anger,
a bursting rage.

This rage is like a cancer
shut in my bones,
eating away at my soul.

Today God, I acknowledge this rage.
I don’t suppress it, 
or hide format.

Thank you, Lord,
thank you
for accepting me
rage and all. 

2. Expression
O God, I feel a burning rage within.
A fire gone wild.
Burning, always burning.

God, I hate what was done to me.
It was so evil.
So wrong.

Why this evil?
Why this degradation?
Why? Why? Why?

My rage, O God, is the only power I have
against this vicious world.
That’s why I cannot let it go.
Please, God, don’t ask me to let it go.

3. Turning
God, I cannot separate
my hatred for what was done
from the person who did it.

I despise the deed.
I loathe the person who did the deed.
My rage is my only revenge.

But,
God, my rage destroys me too.
I feel this seething anger searing my own soul.

O Lord, my God,
deliver me
from the evil
I would do to myself.

4. Forgiving
I refuse to allow this evil
to control me
any more.

I will not be held in bondage
to my hate
any longer.

But, the strength to love,
is not in me.
I must wait for your enabling.

Now, in your great power,
and with a trembling heart,
I speak your word
of forgiveness.

5. Healing
May your healing light shine, O God,
into every crack
and crevice of my soul.
Rage once made me feels strong.
But now I receive your light,
encircling me with love.

I have not forgotten
what was done to me.
I will never forget.

But today I choose
to live
as your child
of infinite worth.
Amen

Pause & Pray

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