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Peace Given to You

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27Dear Prince of Peace,You are the and only giver of peace. Only true peace comes form you and the Father and the Holy Spirit. In a world that seems to lack peace, we know that you hold the entire universe in the palm of your hand and in perfect, ordained peace.While you give us peace, we do not always rest in that peace. Please forgive us when we seek peace outside of you.Thank you Lord Jesus for your tremendous blessings you give to us all day, every day! We are so very thankful that you bless us each day with things that we ask for and things that we don't ask for. Thank you Jesus for so much!Savior, we humbly ask you for your guidance and blessings each and every day. We don't know what we need, but you do. Please continue to bless us with your gifts and guidance each and every day. Your blessings have abounded a…

Love Jesus

"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father[d] is not in them." I John 2:15Dear Father,Creator of the universe and maker of us all, you created us and all that around us to that we could enjoy life and live it to the full. May we truly enjoy your creation, but only love what is of You. May our families be blessed through your eternal love and creation.Jesus, we know that we love things we should not. We know that our love does not always center on you. Help us to love what is of you and you only. Forgive us for looking to the world for our love.Thank you Holy Spirit for your presence among us. You bring life and light to the world through Jesus and faith in Him. Thank you Father for always loving us like you loved your one and only son Jesus. Thank you for loving us and blessing us always!God, we have so many needs. Please work in our hearts to hear the groan of our soul. May we pray without ceasing and seek your will. Our …

The Ends of the Earth

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Dear Triune God,All power and dominion in the universe comes through you, God. You sent your Holy Spirit to all ends of the world and gave your power to people to change the world. May your Spirit continue to dwell richly among us so that your Word will continue to move in the hearts of your people.Your power is centered in your love for us, through your Son, Jesus. Please continue to be with us, and forgive us of our sins. May your powerful love dwell richly in our hearts!Thank you all-powerful God for always watching over us with your power and love. Thank you for taking care of all of our school families and keeping them healthy. Your blessings overflow on St. John's and her community, THANK YOU Father!Father, Son and Holy Spirit: you continue to be our all-surpassing care-taker. Please continue to ke…

Child of the Light

"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[b] sin." 1 John 1:7Dear Father in Heaven,You are the light as we are in the light through your Son Jesus. We are blessed by your amazing love for us and your constant protection over us. Only through your mercy do we have life and salvation for eternal life. Thank you Father for your all-encompassing compassion for us.Your Son Jesus as purified us from our sins. We confess those sins to you and ask for your continued love and forgiveness. May we always bask in your purified light and love.Thank you Father for your care and provision for us. Thank you for keeping our community happy and healthy. Thank you for the very many blessings throughout our St. John's families and community.Please be with all those who are sick and battling all sorts of illnesses. Please heal those that are sick. Father, continue to be with our St. John'…

Our Children are our Heritage

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6Dear Father in heaven,You have entrusted St. John's to the education and fulfillment of the Gospel with children. We are blessed that we are called to educate our students and share your Son Jesus with them! Each day you bless us and for that we are ever thankful. We are in awe of your goodness and mercy toward us.Father, we are not perfect. We seek your forgiveness for times when we lose our temper and otherwise treat people poorly. May your perfect love cover us in forgiveness each day.Thankfulness flows from us each day we are able to wake up and experience your creation. Thank you for the many blessings we have each day. We are especially thankful for the blessing of school and dedicated teachers, students and parents. What a blessing!Father, we continue to ask that you bring about an end to this pandemic. Heal our land. Heal our relationships. May the …

God's Chosen

12 "Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience," Colossians 3:12
Dear Heavenly Father,What a marvelous God you are! You have chosen us, created us, and loved us as your own children. We are in awe of your love and blessings to us each day. May we ever grow closer to you each day.You are the author and perfecter of life. We are sinful. We confess our sins to you and humbly come before you to receive your forgiveness and love. Thank you Father for your love and forgiveness offered to us freely.Father, thank you for always showing us the way. May our footsteps be filled with kind hearts, humble minds, and patience hands as we receive your blessings. Thank you for offering all of this freely through your Son Jesus!We are SO THANKFUL Father that you have blessed us with a new school year. We are eager to have learning at home and at school. Please provide a special hedge of protection around all St. Joh…

God is our Strength!

 "God is our refugeand strength, an ever-presenthelpin trouble. Therefore we will not fear,though the earth give way and the mountains fallinto the heart of the sea, though its waters roarand foam and the mountains quakewith their surging." Psalm 46:1-3Dear Father and Creator of the universe,Father God, you are mighty to save and the only source of our strength. Although the earth has a multitude of problems, you provide all of the solutions and strength that we need. May the eyes of the earth look to you for their strength and faith. Let our fears be calmed as we reside in your arms.We sin much and deserve your punishment; however, you have provided your Son Jesus to love us and atone for our sins. We THANK you for your great love and care over us. May we ever be humble in your in the shadow of your love and protection.Thank you Father for the mercies that spring new each day. We especially thank you for our first day of school. Thank you for the blessing of children and fa…