Afternoon Prayer

Jesus in Disguise | Afternoon Prayer

Jesus, help me to see you clearly in the faces of my family, my co-workers, my friends. Help me to see you in the needy ones and the hurting ones and the angry ones, who don’t know where to turn….

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Breath Prayer | Afternoon Prayer

Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner. I cast myself before you as one desperately in need of rescue again. Like the Apostle Paul, I find myself doing things I don’t want to do and refraining from doing the things…

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Surrender | Afternoon Prayer

Jesus, I surrender all of myself to you today. I give you, freely, my mind, my soul, my body, my life. I give you my work, my family, my pleasures, my goals. I give you my emotions, my time, my…

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Childlike Faith | Afternoon Prayer

Father, we ask you to increase our faith so that it is as wide and trusting as a child’s. You said that the Kingdom of God belongs to those who become like children in their faith. Help us to remember…

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Gratitude in Chaos | Afternoon Prayer

In the chaos of the day, Lord, I find this space of gratitude. Blessings are like hidden gems, sometimes, and I have to dig to see them, even when they’re all around me. For the breath of life in my…

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My Defender | Afternoon Prayer

Mighty God, executor of justice for the oppressed, giver of food to the hungry, freer of the imprisoned, sight-giver to the blind, lifter of the bowed and broken, watcher over the immigrant, sustainer of the fatherless and the widow, frustrater…

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Trouble May Surround Me | Afternoon Prayer

Eternal God, you are a dwelling place where my soul can rest at all times and in all circumstances. Trouble may surround me on every side, there may be no end to the duties and travails of this life; but,…

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Feeling Unloved | Afternoon Prayer

Lord, I’ve spent so much of my life feeling love-starved. Your children aren’t supposed to feel this way, are we? After all, we belong to you, we have a relationship with you. Why does this old feeling of being unloved…

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The Sacred Ordinary | Afternoon Prayer

Father, there are times I wonder if anything I’m doing throughout the day matters at all. I hear stories of heroic deeds, faith-stretching feats, and people whose very life will impact the world for generations to come. When I stack…

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Rest for My Burdens | Afternoon Prayer

Lord, I confess that this afternoon I’m utterly weary. I’m so busy with trying that my mind spins and my soul aches with longing for rest from the toil of this world. I recall you said that your “yoke fits…

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