Topical Prayers

  • For Guidance

    Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious

    favor, and further us with your continual help; that in all our

    works begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify

    your holy Name, and finally, by your mercy, obtain everlasting

    life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


  • For Light

    God meet us in the dark nights of our souls. Meet us where we are. Lead us into your light. You are my shepherd. You lead me beside still and peaceful waters. In the darkness, I find comfort in you and my soul is restored. Though darkness surrounds me, I know you are with me. In you, we will be raised to glory. Out of the tomb, you overcame darkness and revealed your glorious light. Praise the Christ, the son of the God of all light.

  • For Peace

    Lord, make us instruments of your peace. 

    Where there is hatred, let us sow love;

    where there is injury, pardon;

    where there is discord, union;

    where there is doubt, faith; 

    where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; 

    where there is sadness, joy. 

    Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; 

    to be understood as to understand;

    to be loved as to love. 

    For it is in giving that we receive; 

    it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; 

    and it is in dying that we

    are born to eternal life. 



  • For Unity

    O God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Savior,

    the Prince of Peace: 

    Give us grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions; 

    take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatever else may hinder us

    from godly union and concord; 

    that, as there is but one Body and one Spirit, one hope of our calling, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may be all of one heart and of one soul, united in one holy bond of truth and peace, of faith and charity, and may with one mind and

    one mouth glorify you; 

    through Jesus Christ our Lord.



  • For Young People

    God our Father, you see your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world:

    Show them that your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and that following you is better than chasing after selfish goals.

    Help them to take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance for a new start.

    Give them strength to hold their faith in you, and to keep alive their joy in your creation;

    through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.