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Weekly Prayer November 5, 2018


Jesus, you are the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. By you all things were created, in heaven and earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. You are before all things, and You hold all things together. You are the head of the body, your church. You are the beginning, the firstborn of the dead. In everythin...

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Weekly Prayer Ocotber 29, 2018


God, Jesus has taught us to say, "You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you." Your saints are the excellent ones; our chief delight is found together with them. Sorrow will multiply to those who chase after others gods. So we will not lift our hearts to any other thing. You are our chosen portion, our cup of blessing, the keeper of all that we hold dear. The boundarie...

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Weekly Prayer October 22, 2018


Lord, defender of the defenseless, Father to the fatherless, you work righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. You revealed your ways to Moses, showed forth your mighty acts to Israel. You are the Lord merciful and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love. You do not keep your anger forever. You do not deal with us as our sins deserve. Rather you de...

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Weekly Prayer October 15, 2018


Holy One of Israel, you sit enthroned over the chaos of this world, seated as King over all the earth. You said to Israel just as you say to us that you bore the nation on eagles wings; you brought Israel to yourself, rescuing her from her enslavement. Though all the world was yours, You made her your own treasured possession. All that you asked of her was to obey your voi...

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Weekly Prayer October 8, 2018


All knowing God who declares things from of old, before they even come to pass you announce them, for your name's sake you deferred your anger, for your praise you did not cut us off. Instead, you refine us in the furnace of affliction. For your own sake, you do it, your glory you will not give to another. You say, "I am he, I am the first and I am the last." You laid the ...

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Weekly Prayer October 1, 2018


O God, we have heard of the deeds you have done in the past. With your own hand you drove out your enemies and you planted Israel in the promise land. You toppled tyrants and set your people free. Not by their own power or wisdom did they achieve anything. Their arm did not save them but you did, by the light of your shining face, for you delighted in them. And so we say, ...

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Weekly Prayer September 24, 2018

to see you as you are is our greatest joy and our greatest sorrow

Holy God, like Isaiah we see you high and lifted up, seated on your throne. To see you as you are is our greatest joy and our greatest sorrow. For we are unclean, long have we been in our sins, even our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. Our lives fade like a wilting leaf, our iniquities carry us away like the wind. No one calls upon your name anymore. No one rou...

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Weekly Prayer September 17, 2018


Majestic God, your prophets told us to look, to behold, to open our eyes and see that you were coming. They told us to fear not, to be strong for you would come with vengeance upon your enemies and justice for your people. They promised that you would come and save. The scriptures tell us when you come the eyes of the blind will be opened, the ears of the deaf will hear, t...

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Weekly Prayer September 10, 2018

See the sights

God our Father, our King, Jesus our blessed brother, Savior and Lord. Your scriptures tell us of a day when there will be a new heaven and new earth. You tell us that a new holy city will come down out of heaven, prepared as bride adorned for her husband. And then a loud voice shall declare, "behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them and they w...

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Weekly Prayer September 3, 2018

Dwell in your house

Almighty God, like the Psalmist there is one thing we ask of you, one thing we seek. We want to dwell in your house all the days of our life. We want to gaze upon your beauty and speak with you in your holy habitation. Holy, Triune, Infinite, All-wise God we are here for you. Come amongst us now, reveal yourself to us for the glory of your name and the joy of our hearts. A...

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Weekly Prayer August 27, 2018

Worthy are you

Lord God Almighty, we hear you this morning calling us, even as you called to John in the book of Revelations to come up into the heavenly places. There a throne stands and one with the appearance of jasper and carnelian, the color of fire itself, sits on it. An emerald rainbow surrounds him and peals of thunder and lightning comes from the throne. The ground shakes with y...

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Weekly Prayer August 20, 2018

keep us in your ways

Sovereign One, Omnipotent, All-knowing, today we come into your house, your church where you have promised to place your name for all time. It is not that you are not with us in our ordinary lives but that here uniquely your promise to manifest your full presence and speak with your people. At such a thought we are filled with awe and wonder and say with Jacob- this is the...

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Weekly Prayer August 13, 2018

open our eyes

Almighty God, you call us to Behold your servant, your chosen one in whom your soul delights. You put your Spirit upon him and he has brought forth justice among the nations. He does not make a scene. He does not manipulate. He will never break a bruised reed or quench a faintly burning wick. But also-he will never grow tired of bringing his justice to the world. This is y...

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Weekly Prayer August 6, 2018

call us to seek

Almighty, All-merciful Father- as we your children gather together in the name of your Son Jesus- we are reminded of Paul's words as he stood outdoors preaching to the people of Athens. So many in that city, just like ours, were worshipping an unknown God- they went through the motions but they didn't know who you were. You are the God who made the world, you are Lord of h...

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Weekly Prayer July 30, 2018

armies of heaven

Magnificent God, there was a day when John, your servant, saw the heavens open and behold, there was one seated on a white horse, his name is faithful and true, and he judges all the nations of the earth and makes war against all your foes, he has a flame of fire, a robed dipped in blood. He is the true word of God, Jesus himself our savior, your champion, the world's rede...

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Weekly Prayer July 23, 2018

lion and lamb

God you revealed your Son to us as a Lion and a lamb. In the prophecies of Isaiah we see him ruling the nations with a mighty scepter, all kings and rulers quiet before his majesty. But he also is a lamb who was lead to slaughter, despised and rejected, esteemed not, one from whom all turn away. And this Lion who is lamb is why we are here. He only is worthy to bring us ne...

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Weekly Prayer July 16, 2018

marvel at gift

Lord Jesus, following your ministry here on earth the scripture tell us you ascended into heaven and took your seat at the right hand of God Almighty. From there you poured out the Spirit whom you had promised upon your church and the world was never the same. You came to your people, nearer then we could ever imagine, God you have come to dwell with your church and inside...

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Weekly Prayer July 9, 2018


Eternal Father, your scriptures remind us that the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn. It shines brighter and brighter until full day. This path you have called us onto, called us homeward to glory. We are hear walking closer and closer even now into the full day of your eternal light. And as the hymn writer sang in heaven we will not gaze on glory but on our ...

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Weekly Prayer July 2, 2018


Oh God, your people returned from exile, they gathered to consecrate their commitment to you and your ways. They recounted all the great deeds of your faithfulness to them and their forefathers. How you made the world, chose Abraham as your special representative, rescued Israel out of Egypt from the hand of Pharaoh, parted the sea and lead them through the wilderness, pro...

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Weekly Prayer June 25, 2018


God of mysteries and wonder, your Word declares that no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined what you have prepared for those who love you. Only by your Holy Spirit are they revealed. For you Spirit, search everything, even the depths of God, for you are the Spirit of God and as such you comprehend his thoughts. And we are here because we have receive...

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Weekly Prayer June 18, 2018


You are our Lord, we have no good apart from you. Your people, they are the excellent ones, here with them in your church is all our delight. Those who chase other gods will multiply their sorrows but you Lord are our chosen portion, our cup of joy for you hold all the circumstances of our life. So we say the lines have fallen for us in pleasant places, we have a beautiful...

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Weekly Prayer June 11, 2018


God you look down from heaven and you see all the children of man. You have fashioned the hearts of us all and you observe our deeds. Kings are not saved by great army's, a warrior is not delivered by his strength; weapons and technology are a false hope of protection. For behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love. You ar...

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Weekly Prayer June 4, 2018


God of justice and mercy, love and power our souls wait for you. More than the watchmen waiting for the dawning of the day, we watch for your coming. Our hope is in you and you alone, for with you there is steadfast love. An abundant redemption is yours, plentiful in its rescue and renewal of your people. For you Lord, promise that you will redeem your children from all th...

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Weekly Prayer May 28, 2018


Lion of Judah, your father Abraham proclaimed that all your brothers would bow to you, that all your enemies would be under your hand. You are like a lion crouched in power towering over the world in your might. He said the scepter would not leave your hand until all the people's come to you in obedience. Your reign would be like a choice vine and your garments would be wa...

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Weekly Prayer May 21, 2018


God of Jacob, our fortress, our very present help. You are the river whose streams make glad your church. You call us your holy habitation. You promise that as the morning dawns you will be our help and we will not be moved. In your majesty you make wars to cease, you break the weapons of men and burn their vehicles of destruction. You will be exalted in all the earth and ...

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Weekly Prayer May 14, 2018


Almighty, all merciful, all wise God you tell us that your thoughts are not our thoughts, your ways are not our ways, as the heavens are higher than the earth so are your thoughts and ways higher than ours. And yet you promise to send your witness and your word to us, to accomplish your purposes, to bear its fruit. They will lead us forth in joy and peace all that you migh...

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Weekly Prayer May 7, 2018


Holy God, Maker of heaven and earth, long ago on a high mountain you appeared to Moses in a thick cloud. With thunder and lighting and trumpets and fire your voice rang out for all of Israel to hear. You promised to go with your people and you made known your very name, 'The LORD.' :I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show merc...

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Weekly Prayer April 30, 2018

Our souls pant

Our souls pant for you O God. We are thirsty. We cry within ourselves- when shall I come and appear before God? The world around us questions our belief, our challenges, our hope. They ask us, where is your God? But we remember, how we can come into your presence today with glad shouts and songs of praise, singing with the saints of the ages and we are reminded of our hope...

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Weekly Prayer April 23, 2018

Most righteous God

Most righteous God you command us to seek the Lord while he may be found, to call upon him while he is near. That is why we are here. We forsake now all wicked ways and all unrighteous thoughts. We return to you that you may have compassion upon us, for you will abundantly pardon. Your thoughts are not our thoughts, your ways are not our ways. And yet you promise to send y...

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Weekly Prayer April 16, 2018

we want to walk

Holy, Infinite, Almighty God, you are both joy giver and judgement maker, you lift up and you cast down. We come to you now from the parched lands of our lives. Our hands are weak in our service, our knees are wobbly under our burdens, our hearts are anxious from unbelief. We are here to behold you, our Savior and our God. We want to walk the highway of holiness, the way o...

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Weekly Prayer April 9, 2018

fill this place

God you are in the heavens. You do whatever you please. And it pleased you to come to earth, to be born a man and to dwell with us. We ask you now to fill this place with your presence, to make our lives your abode. Remove from us all obstructions to your true worship. Cleanse us of all impurities, that we might see you as you are and show you forth to the world through ou...

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Weekly Prayer April 2, 2018

tip of the sword

Lord Jesus, you came to earth as the prince of peace. But you also say you didn't come to bring peace but to divide. And so here we are now before you in reverent awe. You offer us peace from the tip of the sword of you word. We must first be divided from our self and our sin if we are to be united and whole in you. Bring your peace. You came to guide all those living in t...

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Weekly Prayer March 26, 2018

quench the thirst

All Merciful God, All Mighty King- you lead your people from slavery to freedom, from bondage to every lasting promise. You delivered Israel from all their enemies. As you did to them, You promise us that when we pass through the waters you will be with us. You gave them water from a rock and bread from heaven. You set a table for them in the wilderness. And we see this mo...

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Weekly Prayer March 19, 2018

beside you

Our Father, you are in heaven, high and lifted up,higher than our highest thoughts. Holy is your name; beside you there is no other! You are God, and you alone! Receive us into your kingdomthe coming kingdomthe kingdom of your anointed Son, Jesus, whose name we bear. Receive us, for we come to you in his namewe pray in him and with him. For yours is the kingdom and the pow...

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Weekly Prayer March 12, 2018

a day is coming

Awesome God, seated on your throne you spoke over us, "Behold, I am making all things new." A day is coming when we your people will inhabit a new heaven and a new earth, for you are preparing us as a bride for yourself. You say to us this morning "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. For you will dwell with us, and we will be your people, and You yourself will b...

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Weekly Prayer March 5, 2018

hearts and lives

Lord of hosts, King of glory, we are here to seek Your face. We want to see You as You are, know You in all Your power, might and glory. We come in the name of Jesus, the door to our salvation, and the way to life abundant. Come in to our hearts and lives and worship this day. We lift up our hearts to you now and praise you as the almighty God, the King of all the earth....

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Weekly Prayer February 26, 2018

living waters

Lord, God, Redeemer, Holy One of Israel you promise that when the poor and needy come seeking for water, when their tongue is parched with thirst you will answer, you will not forsake them. You promise to open the mountain rivers, the fountains in the valleys, to make pools of water in the wild places and springs of water in the dessert. That is why we are here. We want to...

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Weekly Prayer February 19, 2018

adopted children

All glorious God, we give You thanks: in Your Son, Jesus Christ, You have given us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms. You chose us, before the world was made, to be Your holy people, without fault in Your sight. You adopted us as your children in Christ. You have set us free by his blood; You have forgiven our sins. You have made known to us your s...

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Weekly Prayer February 12, 2018

You turn the darkness into light-1

Lord, your word tells us that you go forth like a mighty man, zealous for battle against your foes. You kept silent, you tell us but now you cry aloud. You lay waste to the mountains and dry up the waters- all so that your people may see you and cease to worship other things. You promise to lead the blind, to guide them in ways they do not know. You turn the darkness into ...

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Weekly Prayer February 5, 2018

draw us

You gave your all to the world in the bleakness of that stable. Love was born that day, essential love, poured out for all who are called by Your name. Such grace undeserved deserves a response. Forgive our ingratitude for all You have done, draw us to Your Word, give us a new song to sing, that will resonate throughout this world. We wait for you. ...

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Weekly Prayer January 29, 2018

fear not

Lord, Jehovah, God Almighty, like a mighty warrior you come forth and you tell us, "fear not for I am with you." You promise to strengthen and help us, to uphold us by your righteous right hand. We know from your scriptures that Jesus is at your right hand and so, he is who we look for this morning. You say, I am He who blots out your transgressions, for your own sake you ...

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Weekly Prayer January 22, 2018


All merciful God, were we able to recount all the ways you provide for your creation and carry your people, we would never come to an end in the telling. In creation you have made us, in redemption you have saved us, in glory you will transform us. We are your handiwork here to give you praise. Come this morning, condescend to speak and draw near, make us aware of all that...

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Weekly Prayer January 15, 2018


O God, your constant love reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness extends to the skies. Your righteousness towers like the mountains, your justice is deeper than the sea. All find protection under the shadow of your wings. We feast on the abundance you provide. With you is the fountain of all life,and in your light, we see light....

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Weekly Prayer January 8, 2018


You are the Sovereign One, O God, and rightly to be blessed. Your name shall ever be upon our lips. You have heard the poor and saved them from trouble. You have enlightened believers; their faces reflect your radiance. Aglow with the splendor of your promised redemption, we gather to worship you, ruler of nations. Amen....

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