Prayers Based on Matthew 22:15-22
The Question About Paying Taxes
Prayer: No Partiality
Lord of the Nations
Salvation of saint and sinner
faithful and hypocrite
Deliver me of scheming
either/or motivations and motives
Heal me with your wisdom
Change my heart and ways
to match yours
only the common good
Prayer: A Prayer for Those Who Govern
King of Kings, Lord of All
Pour out your Holy Spirit on those who govern our land,
Leaders of our nation, our state, and our community
and all who are running for office.
Grant them a love of justice.
Open their minds with wisdom and compassion,
so all people may be treated fairly and with dignity.
Open their ears to the cries of the desperate and powerless
so cycles of poverty, disease, and abuse may be broken.
Open their eyes to see how best to respond
and open their hearts with courage to do the right thing,
even when pressured to do otherwise.
Dawn a new day of integrity and servant leadership upon our land.
Shower down your Spirit of collaboration for the common good
that there may be lasting peace and plenty for all.
Lift up your own prayers for our nation
We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Leader and Savior forever, Amen.
For the next few months, I’ll be posting prayers to accompany Bishop Ken Carter’s Bible Study on Facebook. Each week, Bishop Carter will bring in a guest to speak about the passage. We’ll be walking through the last chapters of the Gospel of Matthew.
You’re most welcome to read along and to join this Facebook discussion group. You don’t need to be a Methodist or attend a Methodist church. All are welcome and all means all.
May the grace of God’s word, the challenge, and the call, inspire us to great faith and great good works in Jesus’ name. – Lisa <
No Partiality © 2020 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
A Prayer for Those Who Govern © 2012 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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