Two Prayers Based on Matthew 11-12

Summer in the Scriptures (10)

Prayer Based on Matthew 11
What are you bringing to Jesus?

Jesus, I come
Struggling beneath the weight of

Jesus, I come
I need your gentleness
Your humble welcome

Your yoke is different
You bear the weight with me
for me

So here, have my weariness
Bear and birth my burdened soul
School me in grace and hope
Wrap me in your deep, deep rest
Join me to your strength, your integrity
Join me to you

Prayer Based on Matthew 12
Matthew 12:6
Jesus said, “I tell you, something greater than the temple is here.”

Something greater than the temple is here
Greater than rules, resolutions, clergy

Something greater than the temple is here
Greater than strategies, programs, campaigns

Something greater than the temple is here
Greater than institutions, boards, buildings

You are here, Son of man
Lord of the Sabbath
Lord of all

You are here, offering yourself

We receive you
Your correction and healing
Your justice and victory
Your mercy and sacrifice

Make us something greater
Make us yours


For the next few months, I’m reading a chapter from the Gospels each day. This is part of the Summer in the Scriptures reading plan sponsored by the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Click Here for the reading plan.

You’re most welcome to read along and to join the Facebook discussion group, Summer in the Scriptures. You don’t need to be a Methodist or attend a Methodist church. All are welcome and all means all.

As part of the Facebook group, I’ve been supplying prayers based on the day’s reading. Feel free to post your prayers and observations based on the readings here or there as well.

May the grace of the Gospels, the challenge, and the call, inspire us to great faith and great good works in Jesus’ name. – Lisa <><

Jesus, I Come (Matthew 11) © 2017, 2020 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
Something Greater (Matthew 12) © 2017, 2020 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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