Like a Horse Plunging into Battle

Jeremiah 8:6-7  6 I have paid attention and listened, but they have not spoken rightly; no man relents of his evil, saying, ‘What have I done?’ Everyone turns to his own course, like a horse plunging headlong into battle.  7 Even the stork in the heavens knows her times, and the turtledove, swallow, and crane keep the time of their coming, […]

Another Prayer Based on Jonah 1

Gracious God and Father, we humble ourselves before you and plead for forgiveness today. Isaiah tells us that sin separates us from you, and we know it all too well. Sin also separates us from the neighbors we are called to love. You care for everything and everyone you created, but we are focused only on ourselves. When we run […]

A Prayer Based on Jonah 1

Father, we confess that the spirit of Jonah still lives in us, for we rebel against your commands. We think we know better than you. We lean on our own understanding. We don’t believe your ways “work.” Forgive us for our pride that leads us to say, “no” to you. Thank you that the Son of God said “yes” to […]

A Prayer from Micah 5

Holy God, there is none like you. We bow down before your infinite majesty, your perfect justice, and your inexplicable mercy. You have done what human ‘wisdom’ cannot explain—bestowed salvation on those weak and lowly, saved us through Christ crucified. We give thanks to you for saving us through faith in Christ. You have done this despite our craving of […]