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Day 19 – Prayer in Unsteadiness

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Gracious God,

Today, in the unsteadiness of our world,
All we can control is how our own heart reacts and responds
To what surrounds us. And that “control” comes from recognizing
That we can do all things through You, and only through You, who strengthens us.

In the darkness, You are our light.
In our need, You are the supply.
In our weakness, You are our strength.
When we seek wisdom, You are our Counselor.
When we thirst, You supply living water.

Your grace is sufficient.
Your presence is our refuge.
Your face alone do we seek.

You are our Father, our Shepherd,
Or Comforter, our Provider,
Our Prince of Peace,
Our Deliverer, and so much more.

If You are for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)

In these days where there is so much we don’t know,
Help our lives to reflect what we do know –
You are Lord of All! Our prayer is that others will see
The light of Jesus shining brightly through what we say and
How we respond, even as we are putting our hope in You!

May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts
Be pleasing to You, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer.

In the name of Jesus we pray,
Amen.

 


This prayer was submitted by CWA Regional Director of External Relations Melodie Tunney. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

Day 16 – A Prayer of Thanksgiving

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Heavenly Father,

How grateful we are that You are Emmanuel, God with us.
You have promised never to leave or forsake us.
You are fighting our battles and working all things for our good
Even when Your footprints can’t be seen.

You are ever present in our troubles.
You go before us and behind us.
You surround us with songs of joy!

We are seen by You, known by You, and cared for by You.
And nothing can separate us from Your love—
Deep love we cannot begin to understand or deserve.

Thank You for Your presence in these uncertain days.
Thank You for never abandoning us in our times of need.
Thank You for Your Word that is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.

We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed;
Perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
And our light and momentary troubles are working in us a glory that far outweighs them all.
So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary. What is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4)

Lord, we seek You, we trust You, we wait for You,
And we find rest in You this day and in the weeks to come.
Show us Your salvation!

In Your mighty name we pray,
Amen.


This prayer was submitted by CWA Regional Director of External Relations Melodie Tunney. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.