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.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Advent Prayer of Joy

God of joy and exultation, 
you strengthen what is weak; 
you enrich the poor 
and give hope to those who live in fear. 
Look upon our needs this day. 
Make us grateful for the good news of salvation 
and keep us faithful in your service 
until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
who lives for ever and ever. Amen.

from The Revised Common Lectionary suggested prayers for Week 3 of Advent, Year A


  1. Thank you for good news of salvation that you bring. I adore you Jesus. Help me to fully yield to you in every way. Amen.

  2. God. Joy. Exultation. Lord Jesus Christ who lives forever and ever! Reign over my spirit, soul and body. Hallelujah! Amen

  3. Lord thank you for giving hope to those who fear. I have lived my life in a fearful posture. Forgive me. Free me from even the tiniest fragment of fear. I long to shout your name from the rooftops and I am tired of being held back by my self created fears.. Amen

  4. Jesus, you are coming back! Hallelujah! Amen

  5. You strengthen what is weak. You give hope to those who live in fear. Look upon my needs today and give me confidence you will meet them. You were victorious over sin and death. You are fully able. Thank you, Jesus, that You have set us free. Hallelujah! Amen.

  6. God of joy - you live forever and ever Jesus. It is only in you that we rejoice! Worthy - you are worthy! I adore you Jesus. You are my joy. My hope. My peace. My rock and fortress. My strong tower and mighty savior. You are holy!

  7. Jesus, you are my joy!!! You make me so happy!!! There's nothing better than your love, nothing better than being with you, nothing better than your good news!! I want to live in your good news and joy everyday!! Clean out the junk in me, fill me, that my joy maybe full!! Let this joy you've given me bring you outrageous glory! Make it contagious!! It's all for you, all for you!! Jesus, my joy!!

  8. You are my joy. The King of my heart. You strengthen what is weak - and right now I feel like that is me. But you give me hope, and I know you will meet my needs today - although tired and weary - I can trust in you. You are good, so good. You're never gonna let me down. Amen.

  9. Oh Jesus, in your presence there is fullness of joy! You meet all of my needs and satisfy all of my longings! I lack nothing!! At your right hand are pleasures forevermore! Jesus, you are it!!!