Devotions

Devotions

July Prayer Calendar

Rejoice Always, pray continually, give thanks is all circumstances; for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus We invite you to develop a habit of daily prayer by joining yourheart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (ESV)
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Prayer for the Grieving

Compassionate and Merciful God, grief is a small word full of so many emotions and feelings.  Anger, pain, loneliness, anguish, sorrow, suffering and doubts are but a few of them. Grief affects every aspect of our being; spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally.  We turn to you, dear God, in times of grief. Dear God, all sovereign and powerful, it is to you that we cry out and pour out our grief. Only you know and understand all the emotions and…

June Prayer Calendar

Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. We invite you to develop a habit of daily prayer by joining yourheart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, (ESV)
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Prayer for Marriages

Heavenly Father, we pause to take a few moments to thank you for the glories that you have bestowed upon us.  We especially take a few moments to thank you for the relationships that we share in marriage.  Paul reminded us that we can have faith, hope and love.  So we thank you for our faith in you, that you will guide and direct us as we share moments with our spouses and our families.  We thank you that we…

Prayer for the Christian Home

Gracious God, who created the families of the earth, we commend to your care all the families in this congregation, community, and the world. We pray that each home may be a place where love, peace, and hope give light to life. May each home become a light spark for the transformation of this world into your holy Kingdom. We pray for those homes where there is danger, violence, fear, loneliness, hurtful words, and unceasing activity without reason. We pray…

Breakthrough Prayer for Pentecost

Genesis Prayer ministry hopes that you enjoyed the Breakthrough Prayer that was introduced during Lent: “God, help me to see myself as you see me. Create in me a pure heart. Amen.” A breakthrough prayer is a short prayer that the entire congregation prays together in their daily prayer life, individually and in small groups, classes, worship and anytime you pray. A breakthrough prayer is an additive component of prayer. It adds a request in every prayer occasion for God…
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May Prayer Calendar

But when you pray, go to your room, shut the door, and pray to your Father who is present in that secret place. Your Father who sees what you do in secret will reward you. Amen () The Genesis prayer calendar is a tool to help each of us develop and maintain a habit of daily prayer. Join your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. Ask God to break through in new and miraculous ways! Version…

Prayer for Director of Music

O God, we give you thanks and praise for our music director, Marla Ham. As you know, she has been a special blessing to this church and a huge addition to the spirit of our worship services.  She inspires us to praise you with our hearts and songs.  Not only does she perform wonders with the choral music; she uses her many talents to support other types of music for worship – the praise team, the handbells, the children’s choirs…

Prayer for High School Students

Heavenly Father, Look upon us tonight and lift us up as we focus our prayer on Your precious children, our high school students.  says, For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Gracious Lord, Your plans are good and perfect. We are in awe of Your creation, the beauty and splendor.  We have such gratitude for the relationship we have in You;…
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April Prayer Calendar

God, Help me learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Amen () The Genesis prayer calendar is a tool to help each of us develop and maintain a habit of daily prayer. Join your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. Ask God to break through in new and miraculous ways! 17 learn to do good;seek justice,correct oppression;bring justice to the fatherless,plead the…

Prayer for our Pastor

Dear God, We come to you today with hearts full of wonder for your magnificent works, full of praise for your endless blessings, and for appreciation for all that you have given us. From the beginning of your creation story you have worked your divine plan which included giving us unique gifts which you intended us to use to further your kingdom here on earth. reminds us that these gifts work together to make up the Christian body. But we…
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Prayer for Young Parents & Teachers

Lord, thank you for carving out this time for us to come before you with all that are and all that we have tonight. We believe that when two or more are gathered in Your name, you lend your ear to us. We trust You with all that is on our hearts and minds this evening. We thank you for the opportunity to focus tonight on young families, parents, and teachers. You have given them the blessing of caring for…
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March Prayer Calendar

God, Help me see myself as you see me. Create in me a pure heart. Amen. The Genesis prayer calendar is a tool to help each of us develop and maintain a habit of daily prayer. Join your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. Ask God to break through in new and miraculous ways!

Prayer Focus: Unemployment and Availability of Jobs and Income

Gracious Heavenly father.  Holy and living God.  We praise you and seek your presence.  We rejoice in your steadfastness!  Oh. How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who take refuge in you. We pray for all your children in these uncertain times of pandemic and health crisis.  Enter our circumstances, confusion, worries, sorrows and financial troubles.  We give thanks for the Holy Spirit constantly working in us.  We ask you to send forth your…

Prayer Focus: Genesis Finances

God of wonders, we praise you with all of our being.  We celebrate your abundant goodness and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.  You are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and rich in love.  Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. []  Thank you for being our provider and our strong tower during this past year.   We rejoice as we see Vision 2030 construction in progress and know that we are moving into the…

February Prayer Calendar

The Genesis prayer calendar is a tool to help each of us develop and maintain a habit of daily prayer. Join your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. Ask God to break through in new and miraculous ways! “Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with…