Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Faith
Almighty God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
We ask Your blessing on the people in this place.
May the despairing find hope—and proud be humbled.
May the doubting find faith—and the anxious be encouraged.
May the tempted find help—and the sorrowful find comfort.
May the weary find rest—and the strong be renewed.
May the lonely find a friend—and the cluttered find stillness.
May the older one find consolation—and the younger be inspired.
And may You find glory in our worship—and we find joy in You.
Now, Lord: pour out Your Spirit of grace and love today
as we together we worship You – this we pray
to Your glory … and in your name. Amen.
O God who is greater than the most powerful forces in this world, enable us to be still and know that You are God.
O Lord who answers out of the whirlwind of everyday life, breathe in us Your Holy Spirit to strengthen, comfort, and guide us in the midst of the storm.
O still, small voice, speak to us this hour, that we might become makers of Your peace in our homes, in our communities, in our world. We pray all this in the name of the One who calmed the raging sea. Amen.
Rev. Linda Smallwood, My Redeemer Lives Blog.
Prayer for Holy Saturday
There are so many things we do not understand
So many ways we long for change and closure
Help us to trust you
even when the situation is desperate and out of control
Help us to follow you
even when the way unclear
Help us to wait and rest
even when every bit of us screams to act
Build in us a faith that endures
Even when we can’t see you
Or feel you near
A faith that endures the waiting
The grief of now and not-yet
The ache of in-between
The pregnant pause
Your power and goodness are never diminished
Morning is coming
Prayer for Holy Saturday © 2021 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com