living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

sunday prayers

This page features two prayers for Sunday life. The first is a short prayer for personal devotion to God, which suitable for praying on rising before Church.. The second prayer celebrates Easter Sunday morning, and reflects on the extraordinary victory of Christ's death and resurrection.

Short Sunday morning prayer to God
(a prayer for personal devotion)

Dear Lord,

Sometimes there seems so much to achieve on a Sunday. I confess that I find it hard to truly give you time. Yet I know that when I do stop, come before you Heavenly Father and lay down my stresses and tasks, I discover that I am rich. I find that I have more patience to achieve these concerns, more courage to approach them and more peace within them.

So I commit to always trying to spend the first hour of Sunday with you. Here I know I will find more love than I believed possible, new peace in my heart and renewed strength to face the coming week.

Thank you.


Easter Sunday morning prayer


Today I breathe in the extraordinary victory of your life, death and resurrection. I look and see my own feet balancing upon an amazing path of truth. I step back away from the confines of my own understanding to connect with your eternal Kingdom.

Today I stretch my heart and mind wide to let in the amazing capacity of your love. I soak in the world turned around, redeemed and awaiting renewal! And I wrap myself, my family, my hopes and my dreams in this risen hope. Lord, I place my trust firmly upon death overcome, and lift my eyes to eternity.


Short Morning Prayer

a simple prayer which dedicates the new day to the Living Lord:-

"Today I breathe in the extraordinary victory of your life"

quotes from the bible about the morning

"but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."

(Isaiah 40:31, NIV)

My heart, O God, is steadfast,
my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn

(Psalm 57:7-8, NIV)