May - Hold Fast
“A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:32-33
"The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew 7:25
"Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress; I will not be shaken.” Psalm 62:6
Father God, you are our rock, our ever-present help in time of trouble. We thank you that in an uncertain and chaotic world, you remain steadfast and faithful. Thank you for loving us through our doubts and fears. I thank you especially for…
“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.” Isaiah 58:11-12
Heavenly Father, we know your promises. We know your love, your mercy, and your compassion. Nevertheless, we are human. We worry about the future. We fear for our health and the health of those we love. Forgive us for our fear. Help us to hold fast to your promises day by day. I ask your forgiveness for…
“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” Psalm 143:8
Father God, I place my faith and trust in you. I cry out for revival in a battered world that is desperately in need of your hope. Help me to hold fast as I minister to others. Make me an instrument of your love and mercy. Keep my feet firm as I turn to your Word for strength and direction. Help me to hold fast in prayer knowing that you hear, and you answer. I pray especially for…
✦ The Church - to rise up and become the powerful voice of truth the world needs.
✦ Peace for the Ukraine. An end to the war and restoration of those who are suffering.
✦ Healthcare providers, first responders, the military, and their families - safety and strength.
✦ Our children, youth, and college students, especially those battling depression and anxiety.
✦ Those facing financial uncertainty and job loss.
✦ Those facing cancer and other illness.
✦ Those facing loneliness, depression, and disconnection.
✦ Our daughters at Tabitha’s House and missionaries around the world.
✦ Our pastors, staff and church leadership. Wisdom to lead in troubled times.
Go out into the world in peace. Have courage! Hold fast to what is good. Return no one evil for evil. Strengthen the faint-hearted, support the weak, help the suffering. Honor all people. Love and serve the Lord your God, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.” Book of Common Prayer