Friday, 23 June 2017


Father of time,
The return of your son is certain,
But we live as if he is never coming.
We waste our lives on the trivial.
We expend our energy on the meaningless,
Because our hearts are devoted to ourselves.
Give us hearts fixed on you.
Give us such a vision of the future that its reality shapes our waking hours.
Give us such clarity of faith that we may live faithful and ready for Jesus return.


Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Son of Man came to seek and save the lost

Father of Compassion.
Your Son came to seek and save the lost.
Give us an understanding of the immensity of your grace,
And a comprehension of our lostness.
Give us hearts of repentance,
And hearts seeking restoration with you.
Give us a willingness to make restitution for our offences.
Also give us eyes that see the lost.
Ears that hear the lost.
Mouths that gospel the lost.
And souls that love the lost.


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Martin Luther Prayer

Behold, Lord, an empty vessel that needs to be filled.
My Lord, fill it.
I am weak in the faith; strengthen me.
I am cold in love; warm me and make me fervent, that my love may go out to my neighbor.
I do not have a strong and firm faith; at times I doubt and am unable to trust you altogether.
O Lord, help me.
Strengthen my faith and trust in you.
In you I have sealed the treasure of all I have.
I am poor; you are rich and came to be merciful to the poor.
I am a sinner; you are upright.
With me, there is an abundance of sin; in you is the fullness of righteousness.
Therefore I will remain with you, of whom I can receive, but to whom I may not give. Amen

Martin Luther

Thursday, 8 June 2017


Father of love,
We ask that you would give us hearts of love. 
Remove our innate selfishness.
Open our eyes to your love.
And so make us keen eyed of others.
Energetic of their needs,
And earnest to sacrificially love them,
We pray.