This is a time to mourn. The tragic loss of five lives in Dallas Thursday night weighs heavy on our hearts. We lament that a peaceful gathering in Dallas at which protestors and police officers were posing together for photographs was shattered by deadly violence. No amount of fear, hurt or anger can ever justify…

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Creator God you are the giver of life and you know me better than I know myself. You know where I am hurting or broken physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Pour your power out in me and through me that I may be healed, renewed, and strengthened. Grant me grace to accept the changes that come to all people as we move…

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Holy God as we come before you in prayer once again we come with hearts that our heavy because it seems one thing that hasn’t changed about human existence for thousands of years is the presence of evil, violence, depravity, and wickedness that cause us to lament and mourn and weep. There is so much…

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Almighty God, you have promised that you will hear us when we ask in faith: Thank you for adapting us into your family, and for calling us into your church. We pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in other countries, especially where there is suffering, danger and persecution. Strengthen your people for their witness…

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Holy God we hear these ancient words from Nehemiah that describe a time of war, deprivation, struggle, and challenge in Jerusalem and the surrounding area and we think how little has changed in all these years. Like Nehemiah we hear the news of the dead and the wounded and the homes and infrastructure being destroyed…

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Holy and Gracious God we could spend hours in prayer today and it would not be enough to confess our sins, voice our concerns and needs and to express our gratitude and thankfulness. It is hard to know where to begin to pray with all that is going on in the world.

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Dear saving God, what a privilege to come to the well of hope and salvation in prayer. We come with confidence because we have heard of your power, we have read your stories of rescue and deliverance, stories of your grace and love. Oh Lord our strength and might, we call on your name and…

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Dear Lord Jesus, As we come to worship you this morning, we have thoughts of waiting for advent in our hearts. The Israelites waited so long for their Messiah to come– and then you came. We have waited so long for you to come again, and still we wait. So much of our lives are…

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Oh Lord of hosts, who hears our prayers, restore us according to your glory. As we begin the journey of Advent, help us to grow in our faith. We pray for people everywhere that you will help those who believe to believe even more, that you will help those who do not believe to consider…

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