Family Prayer Time
Speaking up for beliefs
Lord, give us the courage
to stand up for what we believe in.
May we never be intimidated
into keeping quiet about
the things we believe in –
Even if others disagree with us
or even try to belittle us.
For those who are Sick
Developing Our Talents
Being a Good Friend
Lord, we ask you to give strength and comfort
to all the people who are sick and suffering.
especially to the small children who are ill.
Take away their fears and their pain. Lord,
and bring comfort and healing to them.
Let us understand, Lord
that the talents you have given us
don’t usually come to us fully developed.
It’s up to us to do our best
to develop them and to use them
wisely and well.
We ask you for the perserverance
to develop and use our talents
for our own good and that of others.
There are times, Lord,
When we get annoyed with our friends
and become very critical and judgemental.
Let us learn to accept our friends as they are
and not expect them to be perfect.
Teach us to always be loyal, understanding,
forgiving, and loving.
And help us realize how lucky we are
to have good friends in our lives.