Prayer Journal2020-05-31T09:48:42-07:00

Wayside 15-minute Prayer Team Journal

Thank you for joining the prayer team as we strive to be intentional about prayerfully connecting to God and one another during this time.

A few notes for our journal:

* Each day will have a prayer prompt such as a scripture, or a simple prayer offered as a springboard.

* Under each daily post you are invited to comment with any reflections, noticings, or additional prompts or prayers you are finding helpful.

* Please do not name others in your entry in order to honor privacy and confidentiality.

September 16, 2020: Prayer Journal

Today, join in a prayer from the September 16 reading of “Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals:”

“Bind us to you, O Lord, even when we are tempted to fall away, so we might witness to your faithfulness in your Spirit’s power. Amen.”

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September 15, 2020: Prayer Journal

Today, join in a prayer from the September 15 reading of “Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals:”

“Lord, we weep with those who weep and refuse to be consoled. May our tears mix with yours in a river of justice, flowing down like mighty waters, transforming the world that is into the one that ought to be. Amen.”

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September 14, 2020: Prayer Journal

Today, join in a prayer from the September 14 reading of “Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals:”

“Lord Jesus, you taught us to pray. Now help us pray for our daily bread while laboring with love for those who hunger. Show us how to hallow your name while striving for justice in our relationships and in society. May our whole lives become a prayer, ever to your glory. Amen.”

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September 13, 2020: Prayer Journal

Today, join in a prayer from the September 13 reading of “Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals:”

“Lord, help us see that prison takes many forms in all nations, from the steel bars of injustice and un-forgiveness to the open fields of consumerism and spirit-killing entertainment. Equip us by your Spirit’s power to free one another from the various prisons in which we find ourselves. Amen.”

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September 12, 2020: Prayer Journal

Today, join in a prayer from the September 12 reading of “Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals:”

“Lord, stir up the remnants of your goodness in us so that together we might proclaim, ‘Another world is possible–indeed, it is already here in Christ!’ Amen.”

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September 11, 2020: Prayer Journal

Today, join in a prayer from the September 11 reading of “Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals:”

“You who prayed from the cross for your Father to forgive those who were killing you, grant us the courage to forgive those who harm us in our families, in our communities, and in our world. Help us recognize our own need to seek the forgiveness of others. Amen.”

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September 10, 2020: Prayer Journal

Today, join in this prayer from the September 10 reading from “Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals”:

“Lord, teach us the distinction between the brokenness that leads us to squander our gifts and the brokenness that leads us to seek and find you, even in the most desolate places.”

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September 9, 2020: Prayer Journal

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

How is God showing you goodness and love? How can you say thank you for this gift of love? How might you be the expression of God’s love to others today? Who needs to know that they are welcome in the presence and house of God right now?

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September 8, 2020: Prayer Journal

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

How might you pray for protection for yourself and those around you? How might you pray for those who are vulnerable to find comfort, love, and care? Who do you feel drawn toward as someone you can walk with in their dark valley?

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September 7, 2020: Prayer Journal

God guides me along the right paths for their name’s sake.

Who in your life, family, or circle of connections needs God’s guidance? How might you pray for them right now? Offer them into the loving care and direction of God.

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September 6, 2020: Prayer Journal

God guides me along the right paths for their name’s sake.

How do you need guiding right now? How might you invite God to guide you in this day and the tasks that are before you? Take a moment to be attentive to the loving guidance of God.

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September 5, 2020: Prayer Journal

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. God makes me lie down in green pastures, and leads me beside quiet waters, God refreshes my soul.

Take a moment to pray for those you know could use some refreshment. That God would meet them with green pastures and quiet waters. How might our good and loving shepherd, Jesus Christ, minister to them right now?

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September 4, 2020: Prayer Journal

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. God makes me lie down in green pastures, and leads me beside quiet waters, God refreshes my soul.

How might you rest with God and pray for those who need to be reminded that God is our shepherd?

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