Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

May 28, 2011

FUMC Hemphill – Pastoral Prayer (5/22/11)

Almighty and Loving God, you sent your Son to bring us life and forgiveness.  Even though we don’t know for sure, I suspect that Jesus was considered a little weird when he lived two thousand years ago.  When he ascended you did not desert us, but rather were with us in a new way.  You have empowered us with your Holy Spirit.  You have made us a royal priesthood, to do the work of your kingdom.  And so like Jesus, we may expect to be called weird.  Give us the courage to see that that is a good thing, that our hands and feet are doing things that others will not do.  Give us the courage to see your power at work in us.  Help us to believe in ourselves as much you believe in us.

Hear our petitions as we lift up others for prayer and for your blessing.  This we pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.

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