Why a site about prayer?

The purpose of this site is to encourage us to each go deeper in our prayer life. One way that we do that is by praying together. Another way we do that is by praying individually yet collectively on the same prayer themes. Our hope is that as we share prayers and reflect on them and pray over them at the same time in our individual lives, the Holy Spirit will speak to each of us and allow us to encourage and edify one another in prayer.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Advent Week One

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



Weekly Collect for Advent Week 1 from the Book of Common Prayer



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Show Me Your Glory


Lord, please turn my eyes
and my heart on you.
And show me your glory.



By Laurie Aker, from Thistlebend e-devotional, November 14


Monday, October 30, 2017

Faith, hope and charity

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.




Weekly collect for October 29 from the Book of Common Prayer




Monday, October 23, 2017

Jesus Prayer Expanded

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.

“LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.”
-Psalm 143:1 NIV

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Believe The Gospel

Father, let the gospel be what
my world is centered upon.
Please make it uppermost in my
thoughts and life everyday.
Help me to preach the gospel to
myself moment by moment.
And live it out each passing hour.
Amen.



By Laurie Aker, "Do You Believe the Gospel?," Thistlebend eMoment, Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Partakers of Heavenly Treasure


O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Weekly Collect for October 1, from the Book of Common Prayer



Monday, September 25, 2017

Prayer of confession

Please forgive me when
I believe my feelings
instead of choosing faith.
Please forgive me when
I listen to my thoughts
instead of your voice.
Please forgive me when
I rely on my own insight
instead of your wisdom
and your Word.

Your love is perfect.
Your ways are perfect.
Your glory is forever.


Amen.



By Laurie Aker, Thistlebend Email Devotional, Friday, September 22, 2017