A Prayer for Election Week

Beth Herrinton-HodgePrayer

As we stand on the eve of Election Day in the United States, words from our weekly lectionary readings give messages of courage, steadfastness, strength in God and in Jesus Christ – the source of our life and our hope. Take courage. Stand firm. I am with you. My spirit abides among you. Do not fear. Do not be quickly shaken or alarmed Either by Spirit or by word or by letter. Stand firm. May … Read More

Prayer after a Mission Trip

Seth LovellPrayer

God of all creation, Your presence is known and felt in every corner of the globe. As we answered the call to serve as your hands and feet in the world we found that we did not need to take action for you to go with us; you have gone before, and you will remain in this place after we leave and will accompany us home. We stand in awe of how you are at … Read More

A Prayer for Vacation Bible School

Beth Herrinton-HodgePrayer

Abundant and Energetic God, You fill your world with a season of summer delights. Sunshine, warm breezes, a slower pace to enjoy your creation. Fill us with the joy of this season. We gather around your Word in the midst of our summer. May our days together lead to new friendships, new activity, new insights, and a strengthened relationship with you. May your Spirit shower upon our teachers, leaders, and volunteers; giving energy, creativity, and … Read More

A Holy Week Prayer for Church Educators

Emily Enders OdomPrayer

O God, most holy and faithful, Upheld by your strength, we have fasted, prayed, planned, and worked throughout these forty days. Having now moved beyond the confession and contrition of Ash Wednesday; past the parades and pageantry, the colt and the cloaks, the hymns and hosannas of Palm Sunday, our energy wanes. Having crafted crosses, coaxed children to collect coins, and dedicated One Great Hour of Sharing fish banks, we humbly pray that you strengthen … Read More