None can help but God — to you I turn,
O Lord, for rescue. No miracle in a tube,
No counselor’s couch, no exercise or drug
Removes my fears or eases my troubled mind,
But only trust in you. I cannot climb
Or raise myself, in me no power nor strength.
Give life, O Lord, and raise me up from death.
Father, let your will be our food, as it was for Jesus Christ.
Let our hearts and minds be occupied with doing what pleases you.
Give us insight into the simplicity of the gospel.
We desire the Spirit’s abode in us.
Make us content in your presence.
Show us the power of your hand as we work and serve.
Be glorified in us and in your church.
Give us life, strength, and vitality in the Lord Jesus.
Motivate us with your love.
Father, lift up the eyes of those who see only drudgery on Mondays. Help them to see the promise of the new day, the opportunity of serving God and neighbor, the sweetness of the early morning, the renewal of life and love.
Loving Lord, we pray for those whose humanity is destroyed by the sins of others:
- for children and spouses and family of addicts,
- for people maimed and killed by drunk or careless drivers,
- for those imprisoned in the sex trade and prostitution,
- for innocent victims of war and soldiers suffering trauma,
- for citizens oppressed by their governments.
Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer, may your restoring gospel reach them, to give them life and hope. Put us in the way of such as these, that we might serve them. In Christ’s name, Amen.
In the midst of decay and death, O Lord of life, newness appears in the dawning day, the sprouting plant, and the baptized sinner to reset our sights toward eternity. For these subtle and powerful signs, we thank you, Creator and Recreator who inhabits abodes everlasting!