Last Sunday we launched into the New Year as a community by reflecting on four precious promises from Christ. Since then, many folks have reached out and asked if they could have access to the corporate prayers that were written and used in our time of worship together.
This year, may the Lord enrich your faith deeply as you trust in Christ’s promises!
PRAYER OF RENEWAL
“Risen Savior, you alone have the power to redeem and renew all things. Only you, Jesus, can bring beauty out of the ashes—gladness out of despair—life out of an empty tomb. You alone are the Resurrection and the Life that makes all things new. Holy Spirit, conform us into the image of the merciful Savior we adore. Renew our minds with His trustworthy and true promises. Take away our old, unfeeling heart of stone. In its place, give us a heart that hungers and thirsts for your righteousness. Help us to cast off our old ways so that we can walk in Christ’s love and light before others. We welcome you, Holy Spirit—have your renewing way with us this day. For you have come to make all things new.”
PRAYER OF RELATIONSHIP
“Emmanuel, your faithful presence is our greatest comfort and courage in this life. With you by our side, we can walk through the valley of the shadow of death and fear no evil. Spirit of truth, silence the lies within that whisper ‘You are alone’. Speak words of grace over every lonely soul, ‘The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.’ Heavenly Father, give us eyes of faith to Emmanuel—our loyal Savior who will never leave us or forsake us. Lead us in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Surely, goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of our lives—for You, O Lord, are our Emmanuel.”
PRAYER OF REST
“Jesus, our souls restless until they find their rest in you. By your gracious invitation, we bring our heavy laden hearts to you. O Lord, we confess that we have often wasted our days, eating the bread of anxious toil. Giver of rest, you watch over the feeblest of sparrows—And each new day you so lovingly watch over us. Today, in tender grace, you invite us to lay down our labors and come to you. We cast our every care unto to you this day, for the cross has shown us how deeply you care for us. Redeemer, you welcome the weary to bring their burdens to Calvary’s hill. Although we will never comprehend how you bore the yoke of sins on the cross, we praise you for redeeming us and giving us rest.”
PRAYER OF RETURN
“King Jesus, although we often celebrate your arrival, we so rarely long for your return. Teach us to number our days, so that we may have hearts that are wise and ready for your return. Deliver us from the sins that waste our hours on empty things. Holy Spirit, awaken in us a hunger and thirst for an everlasting kingdom above. One day soon, we will stand before you in robes washed by the blood of the Lamb. As we long for this day to come, let our lives overflow with praise. For you, O Lord Most High, are worthy of our adoration and everything. With all creation we cry out: Come, Lord Jesus. Come.”