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Pastoral Prayer For Joys And Concerns

Pastoral Prayer For Joys And Concerns

As we gather in your presence, we confess to you, Almighty God, that as members of Christ’s church we are not what we ought to be. We are not living as disciples of Jesus, teaching our children to love and follow him. We are not living as your servants, doing justice and loving mercy. We are not living as the Body of Christ, seeking peace and working for unity. Forgive us, O God. Grant us new life in Christ that we may have a new start with you this day. Amen.”

As we gather in your presence, we confess to you, Almighty God, that as members of Christ’s church we are not what we ought to be.

As we gather in your presence, we confess to you, Almighty God, that as members of Christ’s church we are not what we ought to be. We are not living as disciples of Jesus or your servants or the Body of Christ or the Church or Christians.

We recognize that our shortcomings have caused pain and disappointment to others. We feel shame for these failures on behalf of ourselves and our loved ones who look up to us for guidance and leadership but find themselves without direction when they need it most.

We are not living as disciples of Jesus, teaching our children to love and follow him.

We are not living as disciples of Jesus, teaching our children to love and follow him.

We are not living as disciples of Jesus, teaching our children to love and follow God.

We are not living as disciples of Jesus, teaching our children to love and follow Jesus and God.

We are not living as disciples of Jesus, teaching our children to love and follow Jesus, God and the church

We are not living as your servants, doing justice and loving mercy.

The church is not a servant of the world, but of God. We are not living as your servants, doing justice and loving mercy. We have to be obedient to the Lord in all things. The world needs God’s people to be obedient, just, merciful and faithful; they need us to stand up for them when they are wronged by others or even by themselves; they need our help when they’re suffering from injustice or persecution; they need us to speak truth into their lives so that we may lead them into truth.

The Church is called upon not only because we desire salvation ourselves, but also because it is right for us: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39).

We are not living as the Body of Christ, seeking peace and working for unity.

We are not living as the Body of Christ, seeking peace and working for unity.

We have become a divided people, who turn on one another in anger.

We allow others to claim them as their own, but only because they are different from us.

We all need to be part of something bigger than ourselves: not just a nation or a state but also a church, which is the Body of Christ in this world!

Forgive us, O God. Grant us new life in Christ that we may have a new start with you this day. Amen.

Forgive us, O God. Grant us new life in Christ that we may have a new start with you this day. Amen.

Forgive us for not living up to our potential, for not serving you the way we should, and for not loving one another as you have loved us. Forgive us for not being the church: a community of people who love and serve each other, who are bound together by their shared devotion to Jesus Christ and his teachings. For forgive our failures as individuals or members of a community which causes harm to others; whether intentionally or unintentionally it has been done before so forgive them too!

You call us to be a people who express our joys and concerns for one another. You call us together to celebrate your goodness in our lives, to share our burdens with one another and to support one another in prayer. We lift up our prayers…[list goes here]

Prayer is the way we express our joys, concerns and needs to God. The Bible teaches us that prayer is a conversation with God, who loves us and wants to have a relationship with us. As such, it’s important not just for individuals but also for the community of faith as a whole.

We were created by God who is perfect love and goodness. We are made in his image and likeness as well so we can know him better through prayer by opening ourselves up to him and allowing him into every aspect of our lives: our minds, hearts and bodies. Prayer allows us freedom from worry so we can live life fully without fear or anxiety about what may happen tomorrow because God knows our future better than anyone else does!

It also provides guidance when decisions need making during difficult times in life like losing someone close through death; whether relationships should end due to hurt feelings caused by misunderstandings between two people involved; where families should move next due on account there being no work available near their current home city etcetera…

We can all connect using the grace of God.

  • We can all connect using the grace of God.
  • We can all help each other.
  • We can all be a part of the body of Christ.
  • We can all be a part of the church, community, etc.

You might be wondering why this is important, and why I’ve gone through all the trouble to write such a long blog post. It’s because it’s not just an academic exercise (though I admit that has its own appeal); these prayers are real. People are struggling with real issues in their lives right now, and they need our help. If we can all agree on some basic principles—like compassion, forgiveness and gratitude—then we can start talking about how to apply them practically in our daily lives. And if we do that, we might just find ourselves feeling closer than ever before!

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