31 Days of Prayer
February 25, 2019
Prayer for Today:
Blessed are you, O God, creator of the universe, the giver of all good gifts to your children, we thank you and praise you for this day and for your invitation into this day.
As the special General Conference convenes, we thank you for life and work. We praise you for all who labor for the common good and for all whose service goes unnoticed or is unappreciated. Thank you for all the people who are becoming Jesus followers, who are learning to love the world with God’s love, and who are becoming all God created them to be. We thank you for all persons who are obedient to the promptings of your Spirit in all their relationships and in their living. We thank you for your loving and inviting mercy that waits for us to make all our hours and days participation in your healing and blessing of all people.
In your own dear Son, Jesus, you have given us no less than yourself so that we may belong to you once and for all. You have offered the gift of your love to everyone even though not one of us deserves it. What else can we do but rejoice in wonder, be thankful, and build on what you have done for us?
On this day, we pray that you might become real to us and to all who have gathered for the General conference. We pray that our church will become a true expression of loving justice and healing hope.
O God, let your spirit, that was in Christ Jesus our Lord, be in us. Teach us to pray. Help us make offerings that are pleasing and acceptable to you. O God, you are my hope and my Redeemer, to you be the glory and honor forever and ever.
Now, we thank you for providing what we need to face today and to step into the future unafraid. Give us eyes to see the new thing you are doing in the midst of our congregation. Knowing how you have worked in the past and the heritage of our church, we trust you for today and for tomorrow. Help us focus on loving the people you have given me to love. Relieve our anxiety and discomfort by filling me with your love.
Continue your work in our hearts and minds so that we may be a people of integrity, living on the outside what is on the inside. We ask that we may produce the fruit of the spirit in our living. In our fruitful living, give us insight and wisdom to trust your love as we offer ourselves to you in service and in love.
We humbly offer ourselves to you in the name of Jesus. Amen.
A Few Reminders
Thank you for participating in this 31-day prayer journey. Our journey will include opportunities to read and reflect on the scriptures as we pray specifically for the special General Conference, for the leaders of our denomination, and for the delegates who have represented us. As we pray together, we will become more who God has created us to be.
You can find the delegates from the West Ohio Conference here. Let us pray for each of them every day. It will be through our prayers that they become more who God created them to be.
Thank you for taking this journey with us.