Thanks in the Trial

Thanksgiving as a means of grace.

Prayer During the Trial

November 21, 2020 • Rev. Brian Sixbey

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.

Prayer In the Trial

November 14, 2020 • Rev. Brian Sixbey

Lord, we are not good at the dance of faith. We’re like children who ask for a cookie after they’ve eaten half the cookies in the jar. We want you to guide us where we want to go, and we want you to bless the actions we take without seeking your input. Help us to learn the dance of faith – balancing surrender to your will with making our requests known in bold faith. This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer Before the Trial

November 7, 2020 • Rev. Brian Sixbey

Whether we find ourselves in the belly of despair or on the crown of triumph, we confess that we don’t keep in touch with you enough, Lord. We are glad to work for you or do things in your name, but we often find ourselves too busy to stay in contact. You want our time more than our work, and our presence more than our presents. Help us connect more with you so that we can know your hand is guiding us, in Jesus’ name. Amen.