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Sunday, August 17, 2008

A prayer for Sunday

Gracious and loving God,

We come to you having spent ourselves in preparation for leading in worship, preaching and other duties of being a Pastor. We come some of us with heavy hearts, physical ailments, tired minds, weary souls and overworked bodies. We ask for your grace to face these hours, to deliver your message to your people, to stand strong when called to do so, to bring the healing touch to those who need it, to be the calm presence in the midst of the storms of life. We ask for your Holy Spirit to empower us with your love, your grace, and your mercy. We take this time Lord for the nurturing of our souls that we may serve you this day and all the days of our lives. Amen.

Cross posted at my blog and revgalprayerpals.


  1. Thanks for the lovely prayer, RevAbi. It's exactly what I needed right now.

    On a different note, you mentioned a week or so ago that you have a liturgy for a Blessing of the Backpacks. Is that posted somewhere, or would you be willing to share it? I had put that on the schedule a couple of months ago and then have not been able to find the resource I planned to use. There's an email link in my profile if you want to contact me that way. Thanks for any help you can offer.

  2. This is so amazing RevAbi. Can I use it in a couple of weeks when I am liturgist - to support and encourage our ministry team?

  3. pastor barbara,
    I'll email you the blessing we used and you can adapt it.

    emjaydee, yes you can use it.

    Diane, I did not know yet I prayed what I felt led to pray, glad it was what you needed.


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