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Prayer During the Trial (11am)

November 22, 2020 • Rev. Brian Sixbey • Lamentations 3:17-41

Lord, when things seem to collapse around us, we start scrambling for a foothold, something that we can depend on. We often reach for a human handhold, but nothing of human origin remains the same. We are the grass that withers and fades, and our greatest accomplishments can be undone in a moment. Teach us to rely on your Word, Lord, to depend on your grace and promises, which are eternal. When the time of crisis and trial arrives, we can then have steady ground to stand on and even sing your praises. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Ash Wednesday: 40 Days to Life

February 17, 2021 • Rev. Brian Sixbey

Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. (Joel 2:13, NIV)

When Words Fail (11am)

February 14, 2021 • Rev. Brian Sixbey

God of grace and glory, we confess we aren’t used to either grace or glory. Tempers flare, patience withers, and our ability to be graceful all seem to have vanished. Glimpses of your glory catch us by surprise, because we only see what our eyes are used to seeing. We have become calloused by so many complaints, disgruntled by speaking so much disgust, and infuriated by all the irritants in our lives. Today, Lord, we ask: Silence our flapping tongues. Allow us to become awestruck in your presence, our words failing because of your glory abounding. Open our hearts, minds, and spirits to worship in your love, for we beg this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Don’t Outrun Jesus! (11am)

February 7, 2021 • Rev. Brian Sixbey

We get tired, and sometimes, we get sick and tired. When the Lord taught us how to live through Moses, the prophets, and by the example of Jesus, we were taught to take rest and rely on the Holy Spirit for strength. The human body, mind, and spirit need rest by design. Sometimes, taking a nap is spiritual. Sometimes, asking for help is spiritual. When and if we find ourselves getting tired, help us, Lord, to rely on your Spirit instead of our own stamina. May we wait on you Lord, and renew our strength, in Jesus’ name. Amen.