Day 7: March 18, 2019

Prayer Changes Things

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, bless, we pray, all those who labor for the extension of your kingdom. Make us so thankful for all your precious gifts to us, especially the gift of your beloved Son, that we may pray fervently, labor diligently, and continue all our days to give liberally to make Christ known to all peoples as their Savior and their King. For the sake of your kingdom we ask this. Amen.

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Day 6: Sunday, March 17, 2019

Prayer for Love and Unity in the Second Episcopal District
Lord Almighty. . .
We call upon you as the Lord of our lives to order our steps as we continue to do the work of the 2019 Annual Conferences. There is so much to do as we hold to our agenda in addressing the business that we have come together to do.

Give us the insight and the faith to understand that only what we do for Christ will last. Equip us so that  we can return to our various locations for even greater work in your name.  When we seem to stray from the purpose for which we have come in this Annual Conference, nudge our hearts and steer us back to where we need to be.  


Keep us focused on why we have come, so at the close of the 2019 Annual Conference Session, we can all rejoice and proclaim it has all been accomplished to God’s honor and glory and for the benefit and those we have the responsibility to serve. 


King Jesus we invite you to take residence in the Second Episcopal District and in our lives. You are Lord; and we know we are called to a different standard as we model authentic Kingdom living.

Give us the wisdom that comes from you, to handle all our resources well, so we may plan now for the future. As a united Kingdom District, empower us to think generationally. Enable us to leave an inheritance of spiritual and economic wealth for the needs of future generations.  Help us to hear through spiritual ears that when God speaks to us, He is talking of our descendants and generations that will follow us.   I am yours!   Use me Lord!   In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

James L. Davis, Servant Bishop

Day 5: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Prayer for Our Children, Youth and Young Adults

 


God, Our Father, we pray that through our intercession, You will protect our children, youth and young adults. Keep them safe from harm. Help us to help them grow and become the disciples that you would have them become.   Give them strength to keep their Faith in You; and to keep alive their joy in Your creation.  

The church and the world need their witness in these perilous time of racial conflict, world-wide violence and social revolution. These are times parallel to those when Jesus, your Son, walked the face of the earth.  We thank you for the care and affection of Jesus himself, who placed children in the very center of his community. 


Inspire us to nurture  our children, youth and young adults with gentleness and love. Empower  us to build a world that no longer knows child abuse and violence.    May we protect them from evil, show them our constant love, guard them against any harm, watch over every step of their journey and strengthen them for life to soar as eagles in this challenging, yet world of numerous opportunities.  Let us by your Spirit help our children, youth and young adults fully develop their gifts and talents in your servic

Most of all may they embrace you as their Lord and Savior and lover of their souls at an early stage in their lives. Strengthen us so that we may model authentic Kingdom living; that they be inspired by our examples to invite King Jesus to take residence in their lives as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Lord, hear our prayer. And we pray in union with your own Child, Jesus Christ, our brother and friend. Amen.James L. Davis, Servant Bishop

Day 4: Friday, March 15, 2019

Prayer for Political Leaders --World, National, and local

King Jesus, Lord of Lords, Creator of All Things. . . 
We know that our prayers can go anywhere -- in city council chambers, in local municipalities, in state houses, in legislative chambers in halls of Congress – even the White House.  We have the faith to know that people who would never speak to us in person have no defense against our prayers to you.   


We lift up our president. We ask You to direct him in the way You would have him go. Lord, We pray that You surround him with wise counsel--men and women of moral integrity-- who place Your agenda and the good of this great nation and the world above their own and whose motives are for the right for all humanity.  

We pray that You would give our leaders discernment, understanding, and knowledge so that our country may know stability internally and abroad. Give us discernment to vote for leaders that demonstrate kingdom-minded leadership so that we might lead peaceable lives in godliness and honesty. Fill their hearts with Kingdom living wisdom to make decisions that would strengthen and prosper our nation. We pray that Your Hand and not their own personal concerns and agendas will motivate them.  

We pray that by Your Holy Power, our legislative bodies at all levels-- world-wide, nationally or locally, would make laws that are just, right and fair for all people regardless of race, color, creed or national origin. Turn their hearts to you so that they may make unbiased decisions concerning the politics, the social welfare, and the economics of our country and the world.   We pray for leaders throughout the world who serve in public office. We ask that you guide their minds and hearts to work together for solutions that will bring peace to our troubled world; so that all people may live in true peace and freedom as is your final will for the world.   This we ask in Jesus’ Name. Amen.James L. Davis, Servant Bishop

Day 3: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Prayer for Healing, Reconciliation, Relationships and Families

Lord of Justice, Love Grace and Mercy. . .

We come before you today to pray for those in need of your healing hand. In you all things are possible. Hold their hearts within yours, and whatever healing is needed, renew their mind, body, and soul.  

In you all healing is performed whether physical, mental emotional or spiritual. You, Lord are the miracle worker. In your Spirit, your gift of healing is alive. In you Lord we can put our trust that you can heal us, and protect us from snares of our enemy, Satan.

You, Lord are the miracle worker for the sick and for lost souls. Help us put our trust in You. Lord, you are the greatest physician. We pray for healing in broken relationships.  You protect, You care, You love, You are kind, You are patient.  

Amid conflict and division, we know it is you who turn our minds to thoughts of peace. Your Spirit changes our hearts: enemies begin to speak to one another, those who were estranged join hands in friendship, and nations seek the way of peace together.