Adoption Awareness Month Daily Prayers

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Adoption Awareness Month Daily Prayers"

Transcription

1 Adoption Awareness Month Daily Prayers Begin each day with prayer for the children, their families and those who seek the best for each child. Remember, Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continuously. Psalm 105:4 For information about The Hope and Healing Institute Adoption/Foster Care Ministry contact Rev. Amy Bezecny at or visit our webpage at November 1 Scripture Jeremiah 29:11 Focus That each hurting and lonely child know Jesus as Lord and savior Prayer Gracious God, we cannot do this alone, but with your help we know each hurting child has a hope and a future. Help us tell them about you. Help them listen and then begin to trust in the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit. Amen. November 2 Scripture Psalm 139:13 Focus The health and protection of each mother and child amidst an unwanted pregnancy Prayer Dear God, we thank you for the gift of life and each precious child you have created. We ask for health and protection of each child and their mother. God show them your truth, your peace, and your love. In your son s name we pray, Amen. November 3 Scripture Philippians 1:6 Focus The health and protection of each child in the foster care system Prayer God, you know each story because you have been right there with each child. Continue to protect them. Help them know you. Help them begin to experience you through loving adults, caseworkers, agency workers, and all those assigned to help. In Jesus name, Amen. November 4 Scripture Philippians 2:13 Focus Prospective foster families Prayer God, we thank you for the work you are already doing. We thank you for tugging the hearts of those that may hear your call to foster children. We pray that they stop and listen. Amen. November 5 Scripture Colossians 1:9-10 Focus Community leaders Prayer Loving God, open the eyes and soften the hearts of our community leaders.

2 Then God, give them courage and wisdom to do what seems impossible yet transforms the lives of these children. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. November 6 Scripture Romans 12:9-10 Focus Extended family and friends of foster and adoption families Prayer Gracious God, we thank you for family and friends forming the network that supports foster and adoption families. Help these people accept each child without judgment. Oh God, whether you re doing great! or I ll be there in 10 minutes, give them just the right words for each situation. Amen. November 7 Scripture Psalm 68:5 Focus Prospective adoption families Prayer Dear God, we are to love you with all that we have and then to love each other. Help us God! Help us learn how to love those that are not born of us yet born of our same image, you. Help us to see all your children and then create space for them in our hearts and lives. In Jesus name, Amen. November 8 Scripture 1 Corinthians 13:13 Focus God s love the children need it, we can count on it to guide us Prayer Today, pray this poem written by 14-year old Andrew whose family just began the process to adopt. Almost every person has one, But almost isn t enough. We bring love to our family, Which we never love enough. There are children with no families, Their hearts don t have enough. We need to spread this love, And then the love, will be enough. By Andrew Roehm, taken from Project 1:27 Spring 2009 Newsletter. November 9 Scripture - Matthew 9:37-38 Focus Those in Adoption, Foster, or Orphan ministry It is humbling to be your hands and feet among such a huge harvest. God there is so much to do and some days we are overwhelmed, yet, your word calls us to stop and pray. Sometimes, in our busyness, we don t do that enough. Keep calling us back to you God. Keep our eyes on your will. Amen. November 10 Scripture Philippians 4:8-9 Focus Churches working with churches Prayer Gracious and loving God, this ministry is bigger than any one church or any one organization can do alone. Help us work together! Help us put aside our differences so that we can keep our focus on you and the work you need done. Help us focus on your children. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. November 11 Scripture Philippians 1:9

3 Focus Pastors Prayer Gracious God, we thank you for your call for pastors and all that they do. Keep calling their attention back to you God. Continue to give them strength and encouragement as they guide their churches and the wider community. God, today we especially ask that you open their eyes to the children that need forever families. Increase their knowledge and give them insight for leading their churches to help. Amen. November 12 Scripture Colossians 1:9-10 Focus Foster Care, Adoption, and Orphan Agencies Prayer Dear God, foster care, adoption and orphan agencies exist because they heard your call to do something for these children. Thank you for the work that you do and the families that are formed through these agencies. Oh God, help them stay on task. Remain with them and guide them in their decisions to move forward. Amen. November 13 Scripture Colossians 2:2 Focus Sibling groups Prayer Gracious God, we thank you for the gift of brothers and sisters and that special relationship. We ask that, if it s best for siblings to remain together, that you open doors for this to happen. We ask that you work even now to begin healing when being together is not healthy. God, provide a peace and comfort to each child. In Jesus precious name we pray, Amen. November 14 Scripture Psalm 82:3 Focus Physicians and therapists Prayer Gracious God, thank you for all the physicians and therapists that help foster and adopted children. We ask that you give them insight as they discern and diagnose with little genetic history. God we ask that, as they work, you keep them in good health physically and spiritually. In Jesus name, Amen. November 15 Scripture 1 Thessalonians 3:12 Focus Court appointed special advocates (CASA) Prayer Loving God, we thank you for giving these volunteers a heart filled with compassion for these children. Help them, God, as they face countless hours on the road, in home visits, courtrooms, and on the phone. Fill these volunteers with hope for the children and help the children feel this in every smile or hug. In Jesus name, Amen. November 16 Scripture Colossians 3:17 Focus Current foster families Prayer Father, we thank you for calling these families to care for children in their time of need. We ask that you continually guide and uphold them day to day. We ask that you give them an extra measure of passion and courage as they seek justice for each child. In Jesus name, Amen. November 17 Scripture Romans 8:15 Focus For each child being placed into foster care today

4 Prayer Abba! Father! Help these children today! Help them as their world changes overnight. Give them peace even now. Hold them as long as they need to be held, until they can begin to process what is happening. In your son s precious and holy name, Amen. November 18 Scripture Jeremiah 22:3 Focus Judges, attorneys, guardians ad-litem Prayer Dear God, thank you for judges, attorneys, and guardians ad-litem. So much rides on their decisions. Help them God. Help them know your desire for each child. Help them see beyond law. Help them see each child as you see them. Give them wisdom in their decisions. In Jesus name, Amen. November 19 Scripture Psalm 105:4 Focus Teachers and child care workers Prayer Gracious God, thank you for calling teachers and child care workers to their daily post. Thank you for their huge hearts for children. We ask that you help them open their eyes and ears to see when a child needs help. God, give them courage to do the right thing and then, God, give them peace that they have done the right thing. Amen. November 20 Scripture Romans 15:7 Focus Adoption in schools Prayer Gracious God, help teachers and coaches guide their students in a way that shows that everyone is accepted, no matter how their family is formed. Help them be sensitive to class assignments like family trees and bringing baby photos. Help them redirect all harmful jokes and recognize when a child is being bullied because they are adopted. In your holy name, Amen. November 21 Scripture 1 Corinthians 2:9 Focus Families waiting for a baby Prayer Dear God, for all those who have done the hard work preparing for adoption, we thank you. They have been scrutinized and approved, yet, they wait. Give them an extra measure of patience. Help them trust that you have just the right child for their family. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. November 22 Scripture Joshua 1:9 Focus Child Protective Service Workers Prayer Oh God, we know we are not to lose heart, but day in and day out we see such despair. We know we are to be strong, courageous, and confident. God we can t do it alone. You say you are with us. Help us experience your presence as we read each file, take each phone call, and visit each family. Fill us with your strength! Amen. November 23 Scripture Matthew 11:28-30 Focus For parents of adopted children Prayer God, what a beautiful blessing these children are! We praise you and thank you each day that they are in our homes. Yet, oh God, they are still hurting inside. Help us help them! Forever is what each child needs. It s what we want to give but it s hard! God,

5 we are counting on your presence and leaning on your grace. Amen. November 24 Scripture Ephesians 1:5 Focus We are all adopted into God s family Prayer God, we do praise you and thank you today! We are so grateful to be a part of your story. We are so grateful to be your sons and daughters. We love you God! Help us love each and every brother and sister. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. November 25 Scripture Ecclesiastes 3:1 Focus For healing the foster and adopted children s lack of trust Prayer Gracious, holy, and loving God, you know these children and everything they ve been through. Thank you for never leaving their side! God, work in them. Help them learn that their needs will be met and adults can be trusted. Encourage them and their parents. Continue to walk with them through fun times, frustrating times, loving times, sad times, and especially ready-to-give-up times. In your son s name we pray, Amen. November 26 Scripture Ecclesiastes 4:12 Focus For orphans and foster children age 7 and older Prayer Gracious, holy, and loving God, today we lift up these older children that need families. We know from your word that we are not meant to be alone as children or adults. God give these children a forever family. Give them a future filled with someone to call when they are down, someone to call when they receive an award, someone to walk them down the aisle, and a family to surround them as they celebrate your son s birth and resurrection. In Jesus name, Amen. November 27 Scripture James 1:27 Focus Orphanages abroad Prayer God, help us look beyond our immediate area. Help us raise awareness of the of the number of orphans world wide. Then, God, help us take the next step and make a connection and offer real help. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. November 28 Scripture Job 11:16 Focus For the children that feel forgotten Prayer Dear God, you did not forget Job and you will not forget any child. Help us hold on to hope as Job did. Help each child know that even though it s hard to see, they will have a forever home with you. In Jesus holy and precious name we pray, Amen. November 29 Scripture 1 Corinthians 12:20 Focus Help comes from many directions. There is something everyone can do. Prayer Dear God, help each of us open our eyes for these children. Help us know that whether we are called to have a foster or adopted child in our home or not, there is

6 something we can do. We thank you God and we praise you for the plans you already have for each of us. God we ask that you move among those that might foster, adopt, advocate, educate, provide respite care, tutoring, home repairs, speakers for support groups, grants, prayers, and more. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. November 30 Scripture 2 Corinthians 5:20 Focus The whole church is called to care for children without parents. Prayer Dear God, we see only a little, and we are overwhelmed. We are filled with compassion but we don t know what we can really do. Fill us with your Holy Spirit. Give us courage to hear you and what you need us to do. Then God, stay right with us along the way. In Jesus name we pray, Amen

Launch Into Prayer. 40 Days of Prayer for Discerning Our Church s Future

Launch Into Prayer. 40 Days of Prayer for Discerning Our Church s Future Launch Into Prayer 40 Days of Prayer for Discerning Our Church s Future Dear Friend in Christ, I am delighted that you will join your church family in 40 days of prayer for spiritual renewal and Godly

More information

God is Full of Compassion Nehemiah 9:17 You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love Isaiah 30:18 The

God is Full of Compassion Nehemiah 9:17 You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love Isaiah 30:18 The God is Full of Compassion Nehemiah 9:17 You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love Isaiah 30:18 The LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you

More information

A Word of Encouragement

A Word of Encouragement A Word of Encouragement I encourage you to make this 21-Day Prayer and Fasting Journal a part of your daily devotion for the next 3 weeks. I believe your involvement will guide you to greater victories

More information

Prayers to Go for Kids

Prayers to Go for Kids Prayers to Go for Kids Drawing Near to God 1. It is good for me to draw near to God. Psalm 73:28 (NKJV) Dear Lord, I want to be close to You. Keep me tuned into to Your ways in everything I think, say

More information

ur day hroughout yo 14 simple prayers you can pray t

ur day hroughout yo 14 simple prayers you can pray t y a d y s t r n e Ev Mome d with Go pray n a ou c y s r e pray e l simp 14 ug t hro hout day your Prayer is one of the most intimate and powerful things that we will ever do. Yet, most of us feel intimidated

More information

These prayers and intercessions are intended to bring sisters to light throughout the liturgical year.

These prayers and intercessions are intended to bring sisters to light throughout the liturgical year. Prayers These prayers and intercessions are intended to bring sisters to light throughout the liturgical year. Advent This is a season for waiting and wondering. Help us to prepare our hearts for Jesus

More information

WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY

WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband

More information

A Thanksgiving Tract. With scripture from the New Living Translation

A Thanksgiving Tract. With scripture from the New Living Translation A Thanksgiving Tract With scripture from the New Living Translation A Daily Offering Giving thanks is a part of every day life. We say thank you to loved ones, colleagues, and in response to favors and

More information

Collects for Mothering Sunday

Collects for Mothering Sunday Mothering Sunday Prayers Collects for Mothering Sunday God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen

More information

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel.

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel. I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel. Phil:1:3,4 Northampton Church Schools Education Foundation

More information

to happen Light one candle This first week of Advent, we begin to prepare our hearts and souls for Jesus by working on different things each day.

to happen Light one candle This first week of Advent, we begin to prepare our hearts and souls for Jesus by working on different things each day. Prayers Around The Advent Wreath That time of year is here again. Advent is the season when we should take time to think about the why of Christmas. It should be a time to look within our hearts to see

More information

A CLOSER WALK. (name of your church & times of services) Journal

A CLOSER WALK. (name of your church & times of services) Journal Journal A CLOSER WALK David S. Young, 8/25/09, Springs of Living Water. This spiritual disciplines folder is adapted from Appendix 10 of Springs of Living Water, Christ-Centered Church Renewal, (Scottdale:

More information

St. Luke s Prayer Calendar September 2016

St. Luke s Prayer Calendar September 2016 St. Luke s Prayer Calendar September 2016 Thursday, September 1 Heavenly Father, thank you for a new month full of new opportunities. I pray that you would not only open my eyes to see the opportunities

More information

Sincerely, The Pastor Search Team (Barry Hobbs, Charlene Wiser, John Robertson, Shelayne Boswell, Steve Smith, Staci Hudson, Josiah Luttrull)

Sincerely, The Pastor Search Team (Barry Hobbs, Charlene Wiser, John Robertson, Shelayne Boswell, Steve Smith, Staci Hudson, Josiah Luttrull) NANSEMOND RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR SEARCH PRAYER GUIDE Dear Church Family, Thank you for taking the time to pick up this prayer guide. We as a Pastor Search Team believe that this is a time of great

More information

A Public Service of Healing

A Public Service of Healing A Public Service of Healing The service begins as appointed for a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, or with the Penitential Order, or with the following greeting Celebrant People Celebrant Grace and peace

More information

How to Create a. Culture of Generosity in Your Church A Stewardship & Generosity Resource STEWARDSHIP COMMISSION

How to Create a. Culture of Generosity in Your Church A Stewardship & Generosity Resource STEWARDSHIP COMMISSION How to Create a Culture of Generosity in Your Church A Stewardship & Generosity Resource STEWARDSHIP COMMISSION Leading your congregation in responding to the word of God with generosity doesn t happen

More information

21 Day Devotional and Prayer Guide

21 Day Devotional and Prayer Guide 21 Day Devotional and Prayer Guide Day 1 Scripture: Psalm 4 Often when we look at our prayer life we wish it were better. Like a boat that has not been tied to the dock we have begun to drift little by

More information

Predesigned Plan of God (PPOG)

Predesigned Plan of God (PPOG) Predestination or Predesigned Plan of God (PPOG) A letter to God the Father Revised 10-18-2013 Dear God the Father, Thank You for giving us the Bible. It has wonderful and precise directions for our adventure

More information

The Fruit of the Spirit is Joy

The Fruit of the Spirit is Joy The Fruit of the Spirit is Joy Pre-Session Warm Up (Galatians 5:22-23) Today we are going to learn more about the fruit of the Spirit called, Joy. What do you think of when you hear the word joy? A lot

More information

Lesson Plan VE (A) SESSION 19 GROUP DISCUSSION (19 MINUTES) RECOMMENDED READING Chapter 20 God Is Love

Lesson Plan VE (A) SESSION 19 GROUP DISCUSSION (19 MINUTES) RECOMMENDED READING Chapter 20 God Is Love 70 SESSION 19 Lesson Plan VE (A) INTRODUCTION (5 MINUTES) God is our great Creator, our perfect Judge, and our gracious Savior. Today we will study the first of four attributes that describe how God relates

More information

Rejoice in God the Holy Spirit

Rejoice in God the Holy Spirit Rejoice in God the Holy Spirit God the Holy Spirit, Who dwells inside of us, has done and is doing special things for us! Everything He does for us is for the purpose of transforming us into the image

More information

The Celebration and Blessing of a Covenant Relationship

The Celebration and Blessing of a Covenant Relationship The Celebration and Blessing of a Covenant Relationship A hymn or anthem may be sung as the liturgical ministers enter, either here or after the opening acclamation, in place of the opening dialogue. The

More information

BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Acts, Romans, two Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians,

BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Acts, Romans, two Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Acts, Romans, two Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, two Thessalonians. 27 books, 27 books, Take a look at the New Testament.

More information

Pause: What s on your mind? Are you worried? Are there things you want to change? Would you like to thank God for something?

Pause: What s on your mind? Are you worried? Are there things you want to change? Would you like to thank God for something? Bubble Tube Prayers What s on your mind? Are you worried? Are there things you want to change? Would you like to thank God for something? The bubbles show that our thoughts go up to God. God sees everything.

More information

Memory Verses for Kids

Memory Verses for Kids Memory Verses for Kids August 2013 Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Matthew 28:19 Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them

More information

Opening Prayers Opening Prayer Opening Prayer Opening Prayer

Opening Prayers Opening Prayer Opening Prayer Opening Prayer s Lord, let us not dwell in the past, nor worry about the future. We cannot undo what is done. We cannot foresee what will come. Let us instead dwell in your peace, love and be loved, heal and be healed.

More information

We ask each family to take a few minutes each day to pray for all those at Camp WOW and specifically for your child / children attending.

We ask each family to take a few minutes each day to pray for all those at Camp WOW and specifically for your child / children attending. We ask each family to take a few minutes each day to pray for all those at Camp WOW and specifically for your child / children attending. Here are a series of short prayer / reflections based on the theme

More information

Luther Park Bible Camp

Luther Park Bible Camp Why come to Bible camp? Luther Park is a place that is set away from the world. It is a place where we can explore faith through games, songs, and conversations. Luther Park is an intentional community

More information

[This is what is possible when we place our faith in God] 15 DAY PRAYER GUIDE

[This is what is possible when we place our faith in God] 15 DAY PRAYER GUIDE [This is what is possible when we place our faith in God] 15 DAY PRAYER GUIDE Dear New Life Family, I m asking every person who calls New Life home to do three things in considering your part in this

More information

Little Churches All Around (Missions)

Little Churches All Around (Missions) Little Churches All Around (Missions) Teacher Pep Talk: So, the church grew. The Great Commission was a BIG job, and God had provided the power to do this big job by sending the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

More information

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Visits Mary and Martha THEME: Jesus wants us to spend time with \ Him. SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:38-42

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Visits Mary and Martha THEME: Jesus wants us to spend time with \ Him. SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:38-42 Devotion NT249 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Jesus Visits Mary and Martha THEME: Jesus wants us to spend time with \ Him. SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:38-42 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time

More information

THEME: We need to come to Jesus with hearts of wonder and worship.

THEME: We need to come to Jesus with hearts of wonder and worship. Devotion NT226 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Rejection at Nazareth THEME: We need to come to Jesus with hearts of wonder and worship. SCRIPTURE: Mark 6:1-6 Dear Parents Welcome to

More information

Concert of Prayer. Thanksgiving to God Who Cleanses Us Through the Blood of His Dear Son

Concert of Prayer. Thanksgiving to God Who Cleanses Us Through the Blood of His Dear Son Concert of Prayer Just as a musical composition has a variety of movements, so a prayer concert moves through a variety of modes of prayer as worshipers respond to the Word in silence, spoken prayer and

More information

PRAYER JOURNAL. The Big Picture

PRAYER JOURNAL. The Big Picture PRAYER JOURNAL The Big Picture The overall ministry of Purdue Christian Campus House is supported by alumni, churches, and other random people who are excited about what God is doing in this place. Every

More information

Created in humility and love by:

Created in humility and love by: July 2015 Created in humility and love by: Small Group Curriculum Team Prayer Ministry (Devotional Prayers) TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 1 Host Tips 3 Session One 5 Developing A Generous And Grateful

More information

e s fa W l Living with Living with Daphne Kirk a discipleship track for children Introducing children to the body of Christ

e s fa W l Living with Living with Daphne Kirk a discipleship track for children Introducing children to the body of Christ Living with Living with This is a unique, exciting and transformational discipleship course for children, taking them through the fundamentals of the Christian faith in a relational, interactive, and challenging

More information

Romans 8:28. Isaiah 26:3. And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28. Isaiah 26:3. And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in him (God). Romans 8:28 And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love Him, who

More information

columbia Guide for Prayer first nazarene

columbia Guide for Prayer first nazarene columbia first nazarene Guide for Prayer www.columbianaz.com Questions to Ask as I Begin to Pray Lord, am I totally convinced of Your love for me, and willing to trust You in all things? Lord, in what

More information

The following are the Bible Verses and Prayers you will hear during the 45 minute Christian yoga video, available at

The following are the Bible Verses and Prayers you will hear during the 45 minute Christian yoga video, available at The following are the Bible Verses and Prayers you will hear during the 45 minute Christian yoga video, available at www.theyogaprayer.com Prayer 1 The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

More information

Worship in Prayer. Lesson

Worship in Prayer. Lesson Lesson 3 Worship in Prayer In Lesson 1 we learned that worship is fellowship and communion with the Lord. This is why God made us. He wanted to share His love with people who could love Him in return.

More information

The Fruit of the Spirit is Peace

The Fruit of the Spirit is Peace The Fruit of the Spirit is Peace Pre-Session Warm Up (Galatians 5:22-23) Have you ever faced a problem that you thought was too much for you? Maybe you ve had to take a test at school. Or, perhaps you

More information

THEME: God promises His Holy Spirit to help His children

THEME: God promises His Holy Spirit to help His children Devotion NT284 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Ascension THEME: God promises His Holy Spirit to help His children SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:44-53 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for

More information

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL 27 th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 6/7, 2007

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL 27 th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 6/7, 2007 27 th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 6/7, 2007 Celebrant: My sisters and brothers, trusting in the love and mercy of Almighty God, we bring all our needs before him: 1. For Pope Benedict and all bishops,

More information

DEFINITION. what is your OF A CHRISTIAN? Here s what the Bible says...

DEFINITION. what is your OF A CHRISTIAN? Here s what the Bible says... what is your DEFINITION OF A CHRISTIAN? Here s what the Bible says... John 1:12-13 So, if all we must do is believe in God, why isn t everyone called a Christian? 1 John 3:10 God calls us to live righteously

More information

A Student's Prayer for a New School Year

A Student's Prayer for a New School Year A Student's Prayer for a New School Year Lord Jesus, I ask for Your help as I begin this new school year. Allow me to experience Your presence in the many blessings You put before me. Open my eyes to the

More information

Praying Scripture. 1 Mark 1:35, Luke 6:12-13, Matthew 14:23, John 12:27-28 2 Hebrews 4:12

Praying Scripture. 1 Mark 1:35, Luke 6:12-13, Matthew 14:23, John 12:27-28 2 Hebrews 4:12 Praying Scripture For the word of God is living and active.... Hebrews 4:12, NIV The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16, NIV When you pray, do you ever wonder if you re doing

More information

Proximate Preparation. Session Two

Proximate Preparation. Session Two Proximate Preparation for Penance and Eucharist Session Two JESUS CALLS US TO BE HIS FOLLOWERS Office of Faith Formation Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn Second Edition 2012 2012, Roman Catholic Diocese

More information

Prayers to Mary. KDCCW 2011 Convention. Prayer To Mary

Prayers to Mary. KDCCW 2011 Convention. Prayer To Mary Prayers to Mary KDCCW 2011 Convention Prayer To Mary Our Loving Mother, we pray to you for your patience, Your trust in God s will, your unconditional love. Grant us these gifts in the name of your Son,

More information

40 DAYS OF PRAYER AND FASTING FOR BASICS IN MILWAUKEE 2017

40 DAYS OF PRAYER AND FASTING FOR BASICS IN MILWAUKEE 2017 40 DAYS OF PRAYER AND FASTING FOR BASICS IN MILWAUKEE 2017 Thank you for your willingness to join us in a 40 day adventure with Almighty God! May He speak to each one of us through The Holy Spirit, His

More information

Worshiping God Together A Guide for Children and Their Parents

Worshiping God Together A Guide for Children and Their Parents Worshiping God Together A Guide for Children and Their Parents Office of Theology and Worship Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Gathering This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in

More information

Our Relationship to God

Our Relationship to God Lesson 12 Our Relationship to God We have learned that our main responsibility as Christian believers is to love God. As we studied in Lesson 11, we keep His commandments because we love Him. So, our relationship

More information

Understanding, Organizing, And Structuring a Prayer Ministry

Understanding, Organizing, And Structuring a Prayer Ministry Understanding, Organizing, And Structuring a Prayer Ministry With Church Member-Link s Prayer Wall Page 1 of 6 UNDERSTANDING: Establishing an organized and structured prayer ministry within the church

More information

WITNESS FOR CHRIST PERSONALLY AND AS A PART OF THIS CHURCH FAMILY!

WITNESS FOR CHRIST PERSONALLY AND AS A PART OF THIS CHURCH FAMILY! COVENANT MEMBERSHIP HARVEST BIBLE CHAPEL The membership covenant of Harvest Bible Chapel, North Indianapolis is birthed out of a desire to honor Christ and give loving care and spiritual direction for

More information

Seven Prayers for the Church 1

Seven Prayers for the Church 1 Seven Prayers for the Church 1 Prayer for Sunday: that God would grant deep unity to the church in DFW John 17:20-23: My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through

More information

A PRAYER FOR HEALING

A PRAYER FOR HEALING A PRAYER FOR HEALING In all of life we usually cannot escape some suffering, illness or pain. We are called to share in the passion and death of Jesus and share in the burden of the Cross. We have the

More information

+ Remember: a major part of praying is listening. Take time to hear what God is saying to you.

+ Remember: a major part of praying is listening. Take time to hear what God is saying to you. In Luke 11 the disciples ask Jesus to teach them to pray. He responds by giving them what we call The Lord s Prayer. This prayer has been prayed for 2,000 years in hundreds of languages, by millions of

More information

POTENTIAL WEDDING VERSES

POTENTIAL WEDDING VERSES POTENTIAL WEDDING VERSES 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record

More information

Toronto Catholic District School Board. Year 3 Witness Eucharist

Toronto Catholic District School Board. Year 3 Witness Eucharist Toronto Catholic District School Board Year 3 Witness Eucharist P E N I T E N T I A L R I T E As we come together to celebrate, we are mindful of our call to leadership from our God, and of our need for

More information

Chapter 1: The Beginning of Life as We Know It. Chapter 2: God Builds A Nation. Chapter 3: Joseph: From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh

Chapter 1: The Beginning of Life as We Know It. Chapter 2: God Builds A Nation. Chapter 3: Joseph: From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh Chapter 1: The Beginning of Life as We Know It Bible Basis: Genesis 1:1 3:24 Bible Verse: So God created man in his own likeness. He created him in the likeness of God. He created them as male and female.

More information

God s Power: Required for His Purpose Our Vision

God s Power: Required for His Purpose Our Vision A Letter From Pastor Denver God s Power: Required for His Purpose Our Vision One of the principles that becomes clear the longer we walk with the Lord is this: the work of God cannot be accomplished apart

More information

Building An Altar To God In Our Homes

Building An Altar To God In Our Homes Building An Altar To God In Our Homes Fasting Tips Fasting Is Abstaining From Food For Spiritual Purposes Begin A Fast With An Attitude Of Positive Faith It is God s will that I fast When I fast according

More information

A Woman like Dorcas WORKSHEETS. Who s our Example? Study 1. The story of Dorcas - Acts 9: Study 2. Doing good : What does it look like today?

A Woman like Dorcas WORKSHEETS. Who s our Example? Study 1. The story of Dorcas - Acts 9: Study 2. Doing good : What does it look like today? A Woman like Dorcas 5 Bible studies on Christian Service WORKSHEETS Study 1. The story of Dorcas - Acts 9:36-42 Study 2. Doing good : What does it look like today? Study 3. Doing good : What s the Standard?

More information

BUILDING BIBLICAL COMMUNITY

BUILDING BIBLICAL COMMUNITY BUILDING BIBLICAL COMMUNITY Connecting People in Authentic Relationships that lead to Spiritual Transformation A 6-WEEK STUDY OF OUR CORE VALUES WEEK 6 November 27 th BUILDING BIBLICAL COMMUNITY WEEK

More information

PRAYER SERVICE FOR LIFE

PRAYER SERVICE FOR LIFE PRAYER SERVICE FOR LIFE HYMN stand Let All Things Now Living INTRODUCTION Assembly: Assembly: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. May God, our life, our strength, and

More information

GUIDE FOR A TWO YEAR CYCLE OF STEWARDSHIP PRAYERS

GUIDE FOR A TWO YEAR CYCLE OF STEWARDSHIP PRAYERS A GUIDE FOR A TWO YEAR CYCLE OF STEWARDSHIP PRAYERS PREPARED BY: THE OFFICE OF STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT DIOCESE OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND January Year 1 Lord God, you alone are the source of every good

More information

THEME: We should take every opportunity to tell others about Jesus.

THEME: We should take every opportunity to tell others about Jesus. Devotion NT307 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Paul Goes Before Agrippa THEME: We should take every opportunity to tell others about Jesus. SCRIPTURE: Acts 25:13 26:32 Dear Parents

More information

for Physical Health, Healing, and Wholeness

for Physical Health, Healing, and Wholeness To God Our Father From Meat, Sweets and Strong Drinks On the Word of God for Physical Health, Healing, and Wholeness Fasting for Physical Health, Healing, and Wholeness Fast begins: Sunday, May 5, 2013

More information

Eucharist At Home Ritual Preparation (1 8)

Eucharist At Home Ritual Preparation (1 8) Page 1 Eucharist Eucharist Chapter One We Belong (1) where you will gather, place a white cloth (a tablecloth, towel, or pillowcase will work). and a Bible opened to John 15:1 17. If you have the Songs

More information

Week 35 Living by Faith Day one Living by Faith

Week 35 Living by Faith Day one Living by Faith Read Amos 7:7-8 (p 1006) Read Commentary (p 1008) Week 35 Living by Faith Day one Living by Faith on your walk of faith by taking some time to fill out the personal evaluation listed on page 1009. Sometimes

More information

All Things New: Worship Resources to Conclude the Fiftieth Anniversary Year of the United Church of Christ All Saints Sunday, November 4, 2007

All Things New: Worship Resources to Conclude the Fiftieth Anniversary Year of the United Church of Christ All Saints Sunday, November 4, 2007 All Things New: Worship Resources to Conclude the Fiftieth Anniversary Year of the United Church of Christ All Saints Sunday, November 4, 2007 Call to Worship We have told stories of faith in Jesus Christ:

More information

A Service of Healing

A Service of Healing A Service of Healing St. Paul s Episcopal Church Key West, Florida We welcome you to this special worship time, a service of prayer and healing and wholeness. This service is for healing of every kind,

More information

Your New Life with Jesus

Your New Life with Jesus LESSON 1: Your New Life with Jesus LESSON OBJECTIVES: To guide young believers to understand important truths about their new lives in Christ: They are part of God s forever family They have assurance

More information

FOLLOWERS OF JESUS ARE SERVANTS

FOLLOWERS OF JESUS ARE SERVANTS BOOK 3, PART 2, LESSON 4 FOLLOWERS OF JESUS ARE SERVANTS THE BIBLE: Acts 6:2 4, Romans 12:10, Romans 12:10a THEME: God gave Jesus followers the power to carry on the work Jesus had begun. They gathered

More information

THEME: We must hear and do the Word of God.

THEME: We must hear and do the Word of God. Devotion NT227 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The House Built on the Rock THEME: We must hear and do the Word of God. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 7:24-29 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time

More information

LESSON TITLE: The Birth of John the Baptist

LESSON TITLE: The Birth of John the Baptist Devotion NT206 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Birth of John the Baptist THEME: God is worthy of our praise. SCRIPTURE: Luke 1:39-80 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!

More information

The Blessed Hope Messenger

The Blessed Hope Messenger The Blessed Hope Messenger In this Issue From the Pastor Chaplain Chat What s God s Will for Your Life? Puzzle Coloring Page Calendar Church Staff pg.1 pg.2 pg.3 pg.5 pg.6 pg.7 Pastor: Gary Schippling

More information

Communion Service with Theme Theme: More trust in God instead of Ourselves

Communion Service with Theme Theme: More trust in God instead of Ourselves 1 Communion Service with Theme Theme: More trust in God instead of Ourselves Greeting L: Welcome everyone L: The sign of the cross The grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the

More information

GATHERING TOGETHER. Theme - Mission and Service Fund Materials - a few logo s (for example- Nike, Tide, Lego... and the M&S logo)

GATHERING TOGETHER. Theme - Mission and Service Fund Materials - a few logo s (for example- Nike, Tide, Lego... and the M&S logo) GATHERING TOGETHER Call to Worship We gather at the Crossroads. To give thanks and praise to You. We lift up our voices in song. We listen closely to the words of scripture. We clothe ourselves in Your

More information

Ministry to the Sick. Prayers for Use in the Hospital or Home. Diocese of Kootenay Anglican Church of Canada

Ministry to the Sick. Prayers for Use in the Hospital or Home. Diocese of Kootenay Anglican Church of Canada Ministry to the Sick Prayers for Use in the Hospital or Home Diocese of Kootenay Anglican Church of Canada Additional Prayers A Prayer for the Use of Means God of Compassion and Love, we give you thanks

More information

The Trinity is a mystery. Even great theologians don t completely understand it, and some scholars spend their whole lives studying it.

The Trinity is a mystery. Even great theologians don t completely understand it, and some scholars spend their whole lives studying it. Holy Trinity Sunday In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Mathew 28:16-20 Sometimes when I m leading chapel for our preschoolers, I ask a question like: Who was born in Bethlehem? And one of

More information

40 Days Of Blessing Prayer & Devotional Guide

40 Days Of Blessing Prayer & Devotional Guide 1 Introduction Because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross, we have been blessed. When he died on that cross for us, he did the impossible and mended the relationship between us and God. We went from

More information

Foundations Class Week 4: Holy Spirit. Who is the Holy Spirit?

Foundations Class Week 4: Holy Spirit. Who is the Holy Spirit? Foundations Class Week 4: Holy Spirit Objectives: Learn who the Holy Spirit is Discover the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives Remove the misconceptions about the Holy Spirit Learn of the benefits of

More information

January. Diocese of Hamilton Family Ministries Office Calendar of Family Tips. Parenting Tip. Scripture

January. Diocese of Hamilton Family Ministries Office Calendar of Family Tips. Parenting Tip. Scripture January Quality and Quantity Both Count: Being there for the big events is, of course important, but never forget it counts to be there in the small moments too. These are times of teaching, modeling,

More information

The Precious Holy Spirit

The Precious Holy Spirit The Precious Holy Spirit One of the most precious and valuable gifts that God gave us, as believers, is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit came to dwell in each one of us the moment we became born again.

More information

SESSION ONE TALKING WITH YOUR FATHER. As you grow as a Christian, prayer will become an important part of your everyday life.

SESSION ONE TALKING WITH YOUR FATHER. As you grow as a Christian, prayer will become an important part of your everyday life. BASIC PRAYER Watch Video 1, Anytime, Anywhere. SESSION ONE TALKING WITH YOUR FATHER As you grow as a Christian, prayer will become an important part of your everyday life. Jesus Himself often prayed. The

More information

St. Patrick s Religious Education Eucharist I Lesson Plans September 24, 2016 October 14, 2016

St. Patrick s Religious Education Eucharist I Lesson Plans September 24, 2016 October 14, 2016 St. Patrick s Religious Education Eucharist I Lesson Plans September 24, 2016 October 14, 2016 The remainder of Eucharist I Meetings for students and parents will be in the MPH at 10:30 am on the following

More information

A Six-Week Sunday Worship Prayer Guide

A Six-Week Sunday Worship Prayer Guide A Six-Week Sunday Worship Prayer Guide A Six-Week Sunday Worship Prayer Guide How to use this guide: Below are suggested prayer focuses to be used over a six-week period. Plan to set aside three to five

More information

Basic Bible Doctrine Study Series Session 1 Salvation and Eternal Security

Basic Bible Doctrine Study Series Session 1 Salvation and Eternal Security Basic Bible Doctrine Study Series Session 1 Salvation and Eternal Security The idea for this study began a long time ago. Regardless of denomination, many, if not most Christians base what they believe

More information

It is possible to know God personally. In fact, the very reason God created us is so that we might know Him. personally. KnowHimPersonally.

It is possible to know God personally. In fact, the very reason God created us is so that we might know Him. personally. KnowHimPersonally. It is possible to know God personally In fact, the very reason God created us is so that we might know Him personally. KnowHimPersonally.com But to many people, God seems very far away, distant, and impersonal.

More information

HEALTHY CONGREGATIONS. Biblical Reflections for Church Leaders

HEALTHY CONGREGATIONS. Biblical Reflections for Church Leaders HEALTHY CONGREGATIONS Biblical Reflections for Church Leaders Healthy congregations and effective leaders in every place making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Mission of

More information

CHOSEN Week 1: Chosen, holy, dearly loved

CHOSEN Week 1: Chosen, holy, dearly loved Week 1: Chosen, holy, dearly loved Thank you so much for allowing us the honor of sharing some time with your daughter! I can think of nothing that I would rather do I love girls and I know all of us are

More information

This reading is followed by a Psalm which can be read or sung. Can you find the book of Psalms in your Bible?

This reading is followed by a Psalm which can be read or sung. Can you find the book of Psalms in your Bible? A Picture Book of THE ENTRANCE PROCESSION The priest, the altar servers, and the lector enter the church and process to the altar. Mass is beginning, and this is when we begin to pay close attention. THE

More information

CHILDREN S BAPTISM WORKBOOK

CHILDREN S BAPTISM WORKBOOK CHILDREN S BAPTISM WORKBOOK SouthWinds Church of Tracy Child and Baptism Workbook Southwinds Church Page 1 Information For Parents This workbook has been written to help you determine if your child has

More information

PRAYER PARTNER NOTEBOOK

PRAYER PARTNER NOTEBOOK PRAYER PARTNER NOTEBOOK My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 KIDS HOPE USA Prayer Partner Information Letter Dear, Thank you for committing

More information

THE MARRIAGE SERVICE

THE MARRIAGE SERVICE THE MARRIAGE SERVICE The Entry The people stand. The minister may greet the bridal or marriage party with: Blessed are they who come in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord. O

More information

Discover The God Who Believes In You

Discover The God Who Believes In You Discover The God Who Believes In You I AM LOVED The most basic fact of the Bible is that there is a God. He made everything that is, including you, and loves you with an everlasting love. God has loved

More information

A SERVICE OF CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE I

A SERVICE OF CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE I A SERVICE OF CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE I This service of Christian marriage is found in UMH 864-69. It is provided for couples who wish to solemnize their marriage in a service of Christian worship, parallel

More information

Lesson 1 The Assurance of Salvation. I. Let us review how we receive eternal life through Jesus. (1) What is the result of sin?

Lesson 1 The Assurance of Salvation. I. Let us review how we receive eternal life through Jesus. (1) What is the result of sin? Lesson 1 The Assurance of Salvation Congratulations, you have been born into God s family, becoming a child of God. From now on you have a new relationship with God and receive all of His promises. I.

More information

Spiritual Disciplines:

Spiritual Disciplines: Section: Walking with Jesus Category: New Disciple Mentorship (Personal Spiritual Development) Action Item: Spiritual Disciplines Spiritual Disciplines: Christian Meditation How to Experience Intimate

More information

THE WEDDING OF AND LOCATION: DATE: GATHERING Seating of honored guests. Procession of all members of the wedding party.

THE WEDDING OF AND LOCATION: DATE: GATHERING Seating of honored guests. Procession of all members of the wedding party. This is an outline of a standard Christian wedding service. Additions and changes can be made to customize your wedding service in consultation with the Pastor. Both words and actions consistently reflect

More information