"Imagine" Prayer

Date: August 18, 2010

Category: Abortion, Adoption, Bioethics, Sharing the Message of Lutherans For Life, Abortion and the Church, After the Abortion, End of Life, Family Living, Sexual Purity, Fatherhood, Worldview and Culture, Christian Responsibility

Almighty and merciful God, since You are able to do exceedingly more than we could ever imagine, enable us to trust in You in all circumstances and not lean on our own understanding; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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Almighty Father, thank You for the gift of life.

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Thank you for the gift of new life in Jesus Christ.

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Help us better understand the value and purpose You give to every life.

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It is more than we can imagine.

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Give us faith to trust in Your power at work in our lives.

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It is more than we can imagine.

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Give us the will, the strength, and the opportunity to make known to others Your great power and the power of Your great love.

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Help us share the hope that Your powerful love brings into people’s lives.

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For those who image the worst because of a crisis pregnancy,

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Give them hope as they trust in Your power and imagine what this baby might be.

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For those who are wounded from a past abortion,

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Give them hope as they trust in the power of Your forgiveness, which is more than they can imagine.

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For those with terminal or chronic illnesses,

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Give them hope as they trust in Your power to accomplish Your will in and through them.

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We pray for our nation.

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Restore a respect for the value and dignity of life at all stages and in all conditions.

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We pray for the Church.

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Restore in us an understanding and respect for the sacredness of all life, and use us as a beacon of life and hope in Jesus Christ.

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We pray for Lutherans For Life.

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Continue to bless their work and provide them with the resources they need to equip us to apply the hope and power of the Gospel to the life issues of our time.

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We now bring the special joys and needs of those in this congregation before You. (Special intercessions may be offered here.) All of these things we ask according to Your will and in the name of Jesus who has taught us to pray ...

 

 

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