1.25.2014

Prayers of the people 4

Jesus, thank you for giving your peace.
Thank you for rising back from your death.
Thank you for giving us your resurrection and its power.
Thank you for offering your Spirit.
Thank you for giving your faith.
Thank you for giving your wisdom.
Thank you for helping us to understand it.
Thank you for giving us wisdom to know where you are leading us.
Thank you for helping us to think what you want.
Thank you for helping us to become the person that you want us to be.

Continually live in us so that we may discover your desire for us.
Help us to listen to you as you speak to us.
Help us to understand what you say so that we may live it out.
Help us to humbly obey you and live the blessed life.
May we obey what you want and live faithfully to you.
May we act and speak of what you want us to do and speak.

Everyone can learn to follow you.
Our children can learn to follow you.
May all our children learn to follow you with their lives.

As we teach your children, teach through us.
Teach what you want to teach.
Give us good ideas.
Help us also to communicate your love with them.
Help us to be patient with them.
Help us to share the story of Jesus continually as it changes all our hearts and all our lives.

Now we pray for our family and friends.
We pray for everyone who has asked for our prayers.
We pray for those who pray for us.
We pray for all those who remain in our heart.
Bless them.
May they find peace in you.
May we also find peace in you.
We pray for your help in every area of our life.
Bless us.
Keep us all safe.

Jesus, we know that you love us more than anything.
Thank you.
May we live your life as we gain understanding of who you are.

We pray this in your name, Jesus.
Amen.