(from Sunday, March 29th)
Let us pray together for God’s help in submitting ourselves to the lordship of Christ:
God, we confess that we often put so many things in our lives before you – our families, our friends, our dreams, our ambitions, even our entertainment and possessions. Help us to “empty out our house” of all of those things we hold onto and surrender them to Your will for our lives so that we may boldly claim You are our Lord and Savior.
Let us pray together for God’s help in never failing to claim Christ as our constant companion:
God, we know that Christ told the disciples, “I am with you always” but we often want to control when Christ is invited in and when He is not. At times we live our lives in a way that people would never recognize Christ is a part of it and, thus, denying that we know Him. Help us to see You as the solid foundation of our lives so that through our actions and words, we boldly claim You as our Lord and Savior.
Let us pray together for God’s help in always speaking boldly of Christ as our Lord and Savior:
God, we admit that sometimes we take the easy way out by closing our eyes to things around us, not speaking out against injustice, and apologizing for our beliefs as Christ followers. Help us to live our lives in a manner pleasing to You and to always claim boldly with Peter, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Amen.