Saturday, August 18, 2012

Prayer for Sunday Proper 15B/Ordinary 20B/Pentecost 12


Oh God of wisdom,

As our children are headed back to school and college to learn anew, help us pass on to them the wisdom that has been given down to us from the generations before us.

Help our children as they learn their daily lessons to listen and learn.

Help their teachers have the patience and knowledge to teach well.

Help them as they learn life’s lessons of dealing with other people around them.

Help us as we guide them through those lessons.



We ask for your wisdom to discern your ways and path for our own lives.

We ask for your wisdom to discern how to deal with others we meet , live with, work with, shop with, drive our roads, with, wait in line with, eat with and be with daily.

We ask for your wisdom in the difficult situations we may have to deal with as we go through life.

We ask for your wisdom when voting in the upcoming elections.

We ask for your wisdom in dealing with injustices in our world.



We ask for wisdom for our leaders in our world, our countries, our states, and our communities.

We ask for wisdom for our church leaders worldwide and local .

We ask for wisdom for our Pastors as they preach your word, inspire, lead and grow us as disciples.

We ask for your wisdom as we reach out to those in need in our communities and in our world.

We ask for wisdom as we minister to those who are homebound and in nursing homes.

We ask for your wisdom as we minister to those in hospitals, in recovery and rehab.

We ask for your wisdom that not only enlightens us but transforms us and guides us in our daily walk with you.

Amen

 cross posted at revgalblogpals

4 comments:

Brother Marty said...

Abi,
Thank you for posting your prayers following the lectionary. I have been invited to preach today and your prayer helped me to temper/polish the message God has put on my heart. Your posts do not go unappreciated.
Marty

Brother Marty said...

Abi,
Thank you for posting your prayers following the lectionary. I have been invited to preach today and your prayer helped me to temper/polish the message God has put on my heart. Your posts do not go unappreciated.
Marty

Brother Marty said...

Abi,
Thank you for posting your prayers following the lectionary. I have been invited to preach today and your prayer helped me to temper/polish the message God has put on my heart. Your posts do not go unappreciated.
Marty2 innotsE

revabi said...

Thanks Marty,
I hope preaching went well for you.
Hey, I used the prayer myself this morning.
God bless you brother.
Abi