A prayer To persevere

Submitted by Ian Reid on 13 September, 2021

Persevering Through God’s Strength Prayer

Almighty Father,

In You our God we find the support we need to carry on in life.

We gather the strength we need to endure the hardships life brings.

Our own physical capabilities and our motivational drives may fail us many times, but You faithfully rescue us.

You are the Source of the strength we most need.

Rid my heart of fear, knowing You are always with me.

Clear my mind of troubling thoughts, knowing You are my Almighty God, the Foundational Rock, and Strength of my heart.


A prayer of thanksgiving and trust in God

Submitted by Ian on 7 September, 2021

Heavenly Father,

We thank and praise you for your good gift of creation. For your rivers, mountains, soils, skies and seas that sustain life, bring joy and heal. We marvel at the diversity and wondrous complexity of life you have called by name. The beauty of relationship between all you have made, designed to live and flourish together.

We thank you Father God for calling us into relationship with you, commissioned to care for your good creation. To nurture, protect and join with all creation in singing your praise.

We ask your forgiveness Lord for our failure to love your creation as you do. For our complicit actions and complacent hearts that have chosen profit over protection. For our desire for comfort over concern and compassion for others. For our refusal to heed the warnings given to us over and over again. For our failure to acknowledge our total dependence on you Lord. In a warming world, witness to floods, droughts, heat waves and fires we cry out Father God.

We seek your holy wisdom of a Jubilee for the Earth. For rest and renewal of the relationship between us and all your creation. For your land to be healed, balance returned and the precious diversity of your creation sustained. Lord, we ask you for courage to take up our cross and follow you.

We pray that we would not be overcome by a spirit of despair. That we would not grow weary or feel overwhelmed by the work ahead. Instead Father God we ask you to awaken your church with a spirit of hope, a spirit of courage and a spirit of love.

We pray you would embolden us to speak out for justice for our vulnerable neighbours, our children, future generations and all your creation.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-12)

Prayer of Thanksgivng on Easter Sunday

Submitted by Ian Reid on 23 March, 2021

An Easter Prayer Loving

Lord, today we remember the veil of darkness transforming to the brightest light. The most dreadful end becoming the most beautiful beginning.

We remember with trembling hearts the depths of despair fading to reveal hope everlasting. The curse of death defeated by eternal life.

Today we remember with thankfulness your willingness to be pierced for our sins.

We sing with abounding joy of your miraculous rise, from death’s tomb to resplendent life.

Thank you for the promise of heaven and your generous invitation of eternal life for all.


Good Friday Prayer

Submitted by Ian Reid on 23 March, 2021

Prayer for Good Friday

Suitable as a invocation prayer

Father, As we gather together today, we remember the supreme sacrifice of our beautiful King, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Led like a lamb to the slaughter, clothed in humility and grace, he willing offered himself to death so that we might live forever.

We are truly thankful for the extent of his love, stretched out on a cruel wooden cross.

We dwell on the pain he bore for us and are truly grateful for the forgiveness that he offers.

As we worship and praise now, help us to live in the wonder of this goodness and marvel at his endless grace.


A Prayer to pray for those for whom prayer isn't easy

Submitted by Ian Reid on 20 February, 2021

The lorica of St Patrick

I arise today

Through the strength of heaven; Light of the sun, Splendor of fire, Speed of lightning, Swiftness of the wind, Depth of the sea, Stability of the earth, Firmness of the rock.

I arise today

Through God's strength to pilot me; God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me, God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me, God's word to speak for me, God's hand to guard me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me, God's hosts to save me Afar and anear, Alone or in a mulitude.

Christ shield me today Against wounding Christ with me,

Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ on my right, Christ on my left,

Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,

Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,

Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today

Through the mighty strength Of the Lord of creation. (St. Patrick, 387-461)

A Christmas Prayer

Submitted by Ian Reid on 15 December, 2020

A Christmas Prayer

Jesus, the Light of the World, as we celebrate your birth, may we begin to see the world in the light of understanding you give us.

As you chose the lowly, the outcasts, and the poor to receive the greatest news the world had ever known, so may we worship you in meekness of heart.

May we also remember our brothers and sisters less fortunate than ourselves in this season of giving.

Amen. — Karen L. Oberst

The Joy Of Generosity

Submitted by Ian Reid on 10 December, 2020

The Joy of Generosity

Please pray for all those families in our local community receiving Christmas COG vouchers over recent days.

In the main single parent families who have made contact over some years, but many new to us in 2020.

We are so thrilled to prayerfully and practically offer assistance to a wide range of people in all kinds of circumstances.

What a great privilege to serve God in this way.

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction,

and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27

No Waste Of Effort

Submitted by Ian Reid on 8 December, 2020

Never a waste of effort!

Praise God for a young mother of 3 that we are able to bless with a Christmas Cog voucher recently.

This family were just so overwhelmed that we as a church would help make this period of the year a little more special.

Why would we bother?

Well here's why! She responded by saying "please pass on our thanks, we just didn't have much of anything this year after I lost my job in the travel industry. It's been so hard and so long, this is going to help so much."

Sometimes we think acts of kindness are a bit wasted but let's remember that God uses it all express His love toward all people.

Thank you Tuggeranong Baptist Church for the difference you make in our community!

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58

Prayer through the Ages - A Prayer Of St Augustine

Submitted by Ian Reid on 12 November, 2020

A prayer of Saint Augustine

For your mercies' sake, O Lord my God, tell me what you are to me.

Say to my soul: "I am your salvation."

So speak that I may hear, O Lord; my heart is listening; open it that it may hear you, and say to my soul: "I am your salvation."

After hearing this word, may I come in haste to take hold of you. Hide not your face from me. Let me see your face even if I die, lest I die with longing to see it.

The house of my soul is too small to receive you; let it be enlarged by you. It is all in ruins; do you repair it. There are things in it - I confess and I know - that must offend your sight.

But who shall cleanse it? Or to what others besides you shall I cry out?

From my secret sins cleanse me, O Lord, and from those of others spare your servant. Amen.

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