A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING AT 1:11
Dear loved ones, I thank God for you. I offer these prayers for us.
Holy God, we give thanks for this bountiful blessing.
We give thanks for your presence and love.
We remember all who are missing from our table.
We give thanks for their lives.
We ask for Your blessings on this meal, our lives and time.
May your favor be upon us.
May your glorious power be made known to us. May our relationship with You and others prosper.
In our Savior’s Name, we pray. Amen.
HOW GREAT THOU ART!
A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING FOR ALL
How Great Thou Art!
O Lord, My God! How Great Thou Art!
O Lord How Excellent! How Great Thou Art!
We enter this time of prayer thankful to be in your presence.
We come with praise, thanksgiving and concerns.
We come knowing you are not confined to a building.
You are not held still between brick and mortar.
God Almighty, You are everywhere.
How Great Thou Art!
Great God, hear our prayers:
For our families, friends, neighbors, strangers, foes and creatures.
For those who are near and far.
For all who are struggling with sickness and disease.
We pray for all who struggle to survive.
We pray for all who are grieving for those who have died.
Death causes many of us to pause and reflect on our own mortality.
O God, How Great Thou Art! Hear our prayers.
For all who feel the pain of grief and loss of freedom, essentials, and more.
For all who sacrifice their lives to defend and protect us.
For all who misunderstand the effect of invisible pathogens that are physical and spiritual disruptions.
For all our leaders , especially those who govern our nation.
We pray their decisions come from Your Holy wisdom inspired through prayer and discernment.
O God, How Great Thou Art!
Almighty God, hear our prayers.
We stop in silence to hear Your message for us.
Great God, be that spiritual mask that clings to us and protects us.
O God, You are our protective armor and shield from invisible harm.
O Lord, My God! How Great Thou Art! We Pray in Your Holy Name. Amen.
By Rev. Cleo Graham