Suggestions for creating a liturgy of prayer

Opening Prayer

Lord, you’ve got my feet on the life path,
all radiant from the shining of your face.
Ever since you took my hand, I’m on the right way.
Psalm 16:11

We come to you, God, in this time of prayer.
Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus,
on whom our faith depends
from beginning to end.
Hebrews 12:2

We bring before you now
the thoughts that are moving
our hearts and minds.
We know that your Spirit is with us
and gives us life.
2 Corinthians 3: 6

Prayers of Intercession

We bring our personal gratitude, petitions, praise, and intercessions to God in prayer.

Lords Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Blessing

May we be blessed:
– by the colorful love of our Creator, and the multitude of opportunities;
– by the tangible love of our Savior, and by his selfless courage;
– by the lightness of our Comforter, and by her dance lifting us in our joys and sorrows;
BY the triune God of blessing: Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
Amen.

What are the Methodist Wednesday Prayers?

The Wednesday Prayers started as a means of staying connected during the Corona crisis in spring 2020. Even after that time we invite you to pray on Wednesdays especially.

This suggested liturgy can become more personal if used with additional hymns/songs, prayers etc.

Four Parts

The Opening Prayer reminds us of God’s promises in the Holy Scriptures* and helps us to focus on our triune God. We recommend that this prayers is read out/ spoken loudly.

In our Prayer Requests we bring our personal gratitude, petitions, praise, and intercessions to God in prayer.

The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer Jesus taught us, which connects all those who pray in his name. It is best to pray this prayer out loud in the language closest to our hearts.

The Blessing sends us from this time of prayer back into our daily routines. We recommend that the Blessing is spoken out loud.

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