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Breakthrough Prayers

Never Going Back

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Holy Spirit, come. Stir in my heart this day, that I may find comfort, support and a nudge from you to attend to the swirling changes in life with grace. While I might long to relive moments from my past, you call me to step forward and experience new life. Break through my insecurities, anxiety...

Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times

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Loving God, Fill my heart with the love that you freely give. Make love my first and last thoughts. May I love others and freely give to them. Break through and make my spirit one of joy, happiness and love for my friends, those I struggle to consider my friends, the friends I have yet to meet...

Developing a Relationship with God: A Throwback to Psalms

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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...

Those Who Dream

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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...

Our Money Story

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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...

Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks

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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...

It Takes a Village

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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...

Lessons from a Dreamer: The Story of Joseph

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Dear God, You are the God of my ancestors and my future. I am filled with wonder when I consider all that you have done. Help me to remember that even when I do not see it, your Holy Spirit is at work in and through every situation; for in all things, you work for good. So break through the...

A Pandemic Summer

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Radiant Christ, We worship you today with awe and love. While we are physically distanced, help us to remember that we are connected by the strength and ongoing presence of your Spirit. We pray for health professionals, first responders, child care workers and all who care for others. We pray...


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God of Unending Surprises, This life is a tapestry of moments and memories woven together, and I long to be a weaver of love. Today I pray that you would unravel my biases. Unravel my assumptions. Unravel whatever it is that keeps me from you. And as you do, clear space in my heart for your...


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