Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020! Let’s begin this year by praying this pray for one another. “May the Lord Bless You and Keep You.” Amen.
Imagine, this new year is like your empty picture frame. How will you fill it? What image will you lay between the smooth glass and the rough background that will hold and support the image of your future?
Let’s Park and Pray at 1:11 pm:
Creator God, there are times when life seems like a collage of tangled moments, tasks and frosty dreams. Thank you Almighty God for walking with us and shining your Light on our path. Praise You for we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Help us to avoid undoing your handiwork. O Lord “Bless us and Keep us.” In Thy Holy Name. Amen
What gifts will you give and receive this Christmas?
Consider devoting a specific time of the day to pray. I chose 1:11 pm as a time to park my mind, body and spirit at God’s weigh station for refueling. Try pressing the reset in your day and life.
Imagine giving God thanks. Prayerfully, thanking and praising God in word, song, dance and deed.
Ask God to bless someone.
Pray someone’s chains are released and they are no longer bound by sickness, debt, fear, addiction and pain.
Please pray with me
God, I give thanks with a grateful heart. Give thanks to the Holy One.
I welcome the gifts that Jesus Christ, Savior, Healer, Redeemer offers us.
I pray that our Christmas and New Year will be filled with Love, Joy, Peace & Hope.
Praise You O God for breaking the chains in our lives and setting us free indeed. Lord receive our prayers in Your Holy Name. Amen
Thank you Beneficent Church Liturgical Dancers (see video)
Led by Faith Stuckey :
Stacey Grasso, Faith Stuckey, Christopher Washington Jr., Destiny Washington, Nevaeh Washington and Aisha.
“Break Every Chain” Tasha Cobbs
Give the gift of prayer. Pray for someone.
Dear God, thank You for the priceless gift of prayer. You keep giving us so much in return. Merciful God hear us as we park and pray at 1:11 pm. Bless us with a glorious Christmas and a spirit filled New Year. Inspire our spiritual siblings to park and pray at 1:11 pm. We pray for (names). In Christ’s Name. Amen
President Lincoln said, “I’ve been driven many times upon my knees.” I wonder how many of us have been driven upon our knees? If so, then what?
Let’s Park & Pray at 1:11
Merciful God, we are reminded that President Lincoln was driven upon his knees and humbly sought your guidance. Inspire those who declared an oath to serve You and country to humble themselves before your throne of grace.
Inspire our Leaders to be righteous, forgiving and just.
Receive our prayers, wherever and whatever our persuasions may be.
Standing, sitting, falling on bended knees, or lying faced down with outstretched hands, we pray our best from our hearts.
When we pray, “God bless America!” Help us to know that You bless us in unexpected ways.
Give us this day as our daily Bread and deliver us from evil. We pray in Your Holy Name. Amen
Very Truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies it produces much fruit. Jn 12:24
Sometimes death comes in threes. First, my Auntie Dottie left us peacefully. Her prayers calmed storms, moved mountains of doubts, healed, blessed and renewed our faith. She loved and lived to please Jesus. The Holy Spirit was her constant companion.
Second, Barbara Whatmough, my creative Prayer Partner whose art, songs and thoughts created a tapestry of divine glory to God. She embraced a peaceful sleep where “the Heavens declare the glorified God.” Psalms 18:1
Third, Cynthia Corry, my delightful and dependable helper suddenly went up to yonder. She often stayed behind to help pick of the pieces of our Good Friday Service, Luncheon for the Homeless and Fellowship Hour. Her smile was like a candlelight burning and leaving a trail of sweet calm.
Let’s Park and Pray at 1:11
God of Grace and Mercy, thank you for the gift of life and the promise of eternal peace. Make your presence known to us as we mourn the loss of our loved ones and also celebrate their home-going. We park and pray at this moment in Your Holy Name. Amen
And ye therefore now have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one taketh away from you. – John 16:22
Prayers for Thanksgivings
We give thanks for Your Presence, Love, and Mercy. We give thanks for Your Blessings and Grace.
We give thanks for those who are present, missing and passed.
We give thanks for relationships and goodwill that lasts.
We give thanks for friendly strangers, workers, farmers and cooks.
We give thanks for life, living, comfort, challenges and giving.
We give thanks for Thanksgiving and the blessings we share.
God, we give thanks as our meal, our time, our conversations and new memories. Fill us with your Peace, Light and Love ❤️ on this day and always.
In Your Holy name, we pray.
A Grateful Heart
Almighty God, in this season of Thanksgiving, we give thanks with a grateful heart.
You fill us with your Word, clothe us with your Grace and anoint us with your Righteousness.
Love Supreme, we sing praises and we give thanks with a grateful heart for your enduring love.
In your Holy name, we pray. Amen
The greatest punishment one can have is to discover, not how hard, but how low one has fallen. M.B.S.
Park and Pray at 1:11
“Almighty God, through your mercies may we recognize our faults, and withstand any evil influences within and around us.
Strengthen us so we won’t yield to temptation. Deliver us from our evil ways. For glorifying You and doing Your will is our highest purpose.
Your power, strength and might protects us, prepares us to resist evil and cling to all things pure. In Thy Holy Name. Amen.
“Do not be overcome by evil,
but overcome evil with good.”
Romans 12:21 NRSV
For healing and strength.
Lord Have Mercy! Have Mercy, O Lord!
When school bells stopped ringing
When voices are silenced by gunshots
When innocent lives are stolen,
When there’s terror and fear.
We need You O Lord! Trouble is near.
Lord Have Mercy!
O God, Who moves the hands of clocks,
Who jumpstarts and awakens a sluggish heart,
Who fills lungs with air and restores each breath.
Eternal God, with us in life and in times of death.
We park and pray at 1:11, for lives lost and broken families.
Lord Have Mercy!
Put away the weapons and remove the rage
Disarm those who harm and fail to protect,
Who lack humane dignity and respect,
Lord, we pray for those injured, in pain and suffering.
Daily….We Park and Pray at 1:11.