Breakthrough Prayers

Developing a Relationship with God: A Throwback to Psalms
Jan 17, 2021

Dear God,

You are the architect of the universe and more than I could possibly comprehend. And still, you desire a relationship with Me. ME!   (pause)   I want to know you and be known by you. I want our relationship to matter deeply. So break through the barriers that make it difficult for me to surrender to your Spirit. Break open my heart, that I might receive your love and grace in profound ways. May the Psalms I read and our time together in prayer be formative for my soul. In Jesus’ name, I pray.

Amen.

Breakthrough Prayers

Those Who Dream
Nov 29, 2020

Ultimate Dreamer,

I am in awe of your majesty and humility. Every day you dream up and continue the work of creation. This holiday season, plant your dreams in the womb of my spirit. Birth anew the dreams I have neglected. Infuse new life in my soul once more, that I might live in the rhythm of your breath. Dear God, beckon me to the manger once again to see with wonder the promise, the dream made flesh, who dwelt among us. And use me to prepare the way of the lord, for Christ WILL be born again!

Amen.

Breakthrough Prayers

Our Money Story
Oct 18, 2020

Holy God,

All of my life and everything I have is a gift from you. Help me to remember that you have always been in the business of beginning again, of restoration and return. Enable me to release the things that keep me from knowing the freedom and fullness of life you desire for me. Lead me to reimagine and work to bring about a world in which the needs of all are met. And in the process, restore me to right relationship with you and with my neighbor. I want to respond to your graciousness with a grateful and generous heart, so break through the money story I tell myself with the stirring of your Spirit. I pray that your story will become mine and that I will live as a faithful steward of all you have entrusted to me. In Jesus’ name I pray.

Amen.

Breakthrough Prayers

Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks
Sep 20, 2020

Dearest Christ,

Thank you for the gifts of family and friends, food and water, sunlight and each new day. Open my eyes to better appreciate the simple blessings of life and become alert to daily opportunities to experience gratitude. Let me never be content with merely feeling grateful. Instead, grant me the joy of discovery and an eagerness to change, that I might live in thankfulness. Help me to become a truly grateful person.

Amen.

Breakthrough Prayers

It Takes a Village
Aug 23, 2020

Dear God,

Thank you for the gift of young people! You’ve given them energy, joy, insights, questions and love to share in ways that other generations can’t. So open my eyes and my heart to see them and value their contributions to the world. Use Community United Methodist Church (and that means ME!) to offer them care and compassion. Help us to “be the village” they need for support and spiritual growth. Prompt me to identify, validate and cheer on the potential you’ve placed within each one of them. This I pray in the name of Jesus, who drew the children to his side.

Amen.

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