Friday Prayers

Give Us More Seats! – A Prayer For a Friday

BY JON TSCHANZ God, you give us the symbol of the table as one of the single most important symbols of Christianity. It’s hard to find Jesus not at the table and it’s hard to find Jesus not at the table with the outcasts, the poor, the sinner, the insider, the rich, the tax collector, […]

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FEAR – A Prayer For A Friday

BY CAROLINE MILLER Dear God, When I was very young, I was taught that You were the light in the darkness that I feared… As your daughter, I’ve encountered a lot of fear in my life. I can tell You now, that I myself am more afraid than ever. And I’m not sure about the […]

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A Prayer for Mother’s Day

BY JON TSCHANZ God, you tell us in scripture that your love is like a mother hen who gives safety, security and comfort to her children. Today we honor the closest thing we get to experience to that love you speak of in that passage, we honor our mothers. But, the love of our mothers […]

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Optics of the Spirit

BY JON TSCHANZ God, to walk in your Spirit is a very dangerous, life-changing and beautiful act. Dangerous because it will change everything in our lives, life-changing because it will shift our views, perspectives, lenses and optics towards you and beautiful because there is no other word to describe life in your spirit than beauty. […]

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A Prayer For A Friday – Whirlwinds Of Temptations

BY JON TSCHANZ God, we confess that we often get caught in a whirlwind of temptations, especially the temptation to define ourselves in ways that you do not define us. We know in our heads that you love us unconditionally, but often we take roads and journeys to earn that love when you already have […]

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A Prayer For A Friday – New Year, New and Old Rhythms

BY JON TSCHANZ God, we thank you for rhythms–rhythms to help us reflect and rhythms to help us rest and renew our spirits. As a new year begins help us to reflect on this past year. Help us look back, acknowledge the difficulties, the hurts the pain. Help us look back and remember with gratitude […]

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A Prayer For A Friday – Upside Down Crowns

BY JON TSCHANZ God, we often choose ways that that do not crown you King. We instead choose politics, money, our own egos, stuff, vanity, selfishness, our appetites for more, even our own experiences, perceptions and understandings of the world as King. So God we ask you to break through our limited views of our […]

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A Prayer For All Saints 2016

BY JON TSCHANZ God, today, like every Sunday we gather together to remember, with those who have a common language. It’s a language of hope, a language of resurrection and a language of love—a love that never separates. This is why today, for many of us, it’s a difficult day. It’s the day when we […]

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Investing In Others

BY JON TSCHANZ God, you ask us two very important things: to love you and to love people. So may the ways in which we love you show up in the way that we love others. When others don’t love us, may we love them anyway.* When we don’t feel as though others deserve our […]

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