FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF NORMAL

DAILY PRAYERS FOR MAY 2020

Link to May 2020 Daily Prayers

        

DAILY PRAYERS FOR APRIL 2020

27         God, lead me today, protect me, help me make wise choices, guide my words and my actions.  Amen.

Pastor Bob Merritt     

28         Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen Me?  Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”   -John 20:29

              Dear Lord, we cannot see You but we trust that You are there.  We trust that You hold the world in the palm of Your hand.  Help us to live every day with this perspective.  Help us to understand that faith is found in the small actions of kindness we make.  When we comfort the grieving, when we give help to the homeless, we are declaring Your victory.  Amen.

                                         Pastor Dick Woodward

29         “Lamb of God”

Your only Son, no sin to hide, but You have sent Him from Your side, to walk upon this guilty sod, and to become the Lamb of God.  O Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God, I love the holy Lamb of God!  O wash me in His precious blood – my Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.

   Words and Music:  Twila Paris

                 (Ps. 23:1,4-5; Matt.27:37-44; Mark 15:26-32; Luke 23:35-38)

30         Dear God, please inspire our hearts to come ever closer to You.  We pray for those people who know us and accept us as we are.  Those people who encourage us to see what is really fine in life.  We pray for all the people of Your world, our sisters and brothers, whose names we may not know but whose lives are ultimately precious in Your sight.  With all our hearts, we pray for all Your children everywhere – yes, everywhere.  And, finally, we offer our strengths and our weaknesses, our joys and our sorrows to Your never-ending care.  Help us to remember all through our lives that we never need to do difficult things alone, that Your presence is simply for the asking and our ultimate future is assured by Your unselfish love.  In our deepest gratitude we offer this prayer.  Amen.

                                                       Fred Rogers