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.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Lord's Prayer Expanded

from Water to Wine, Chapter 4, by Brian Zahnd

Our Father, Holy Father, Abba Father, in the heavens.
Hallowed, Holy, Sacred be Your name.
From the rising of the sun,
to the going down of the same,
the name of the LORD is to be praised.
Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD God of Hosts.
The whole earth is full of His glory.
Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD God Almighty,
Who was, and Is, and is to come.
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.
On earth as it is in heaven.
Thy Government come, thy politics be done.
On earth as it is in heaven.
Thy Reign & Rule come, thy plans & purposes be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
May we be an anticipation of the age to come.
May we embody the reign of Christ here and now.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
Provide for the poor among us.
As we seek first your Kingdom and your justice,
May all we need be provided for us.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who have sinned against us.
Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Transform us by the Holy Spirit into a forgiving community of forgiven sinners.
Lead us not into trouble, trial, tribulation, temptation,
Be mindful of our frame that we are but dust,
We can only take so much.
Lead us out of the wilderness and into the promised land that flows with milk and honey,
out of the badlands into resurrection country.
Deliver us from evil and the evil one.
Save us from satan, the accuser and adversary
So that no weapon formed against us can prosper.
So that every tongue that rises against us in judgement, you will condemn.
So every fiery dart of the wicked one is extinguished by the shield of faith.
So that as we submit to You and resist the devil, the devil flees.
So that as we draw near to Jesus Christ,
lifted up upon the cross,
His cross becomes for us the axis of love
expressed in forgiveness that refounds the world.
And the the devil who became the false ruler of the fallen world
is driven out from among us.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Potter's Wheel Prayer

This week's prayer for reflection comes from Pastor T.C. Moore of New City Church of Los Angeles:

And now,
May the God of Peace,
Who raised up the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead,
Through the everlasting covenant in his blood,
Make you complete in every good work to do his will.
Working in you what is pleasing in his sight, like a Potter molding clay.
So that we are being increasingly formed into the glorious image of Christ.
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
One God, now and forever,