We are called to pray without ceasing and during this year, we as pastors and worship leaders have been faced with challenges that necessitate ceaseless prayer. May 6, 2021 is the National Day of Prayer and this is a good opportunity to call for a day of intentional prayer in your local congregations. Consider hosting a zoom service or sending out a pre-recorded prayer/prayer guide. Let's be in prayer for our world, for our churches, for our own lives. Below you will find many resources to help in planning a prayer service.
Links to Prayer Resources
When planning your prayer service you may use any of these suggested services in their entirety or select and adapt individual items from multiple services.
- We Live and Work in God’s World: Prayer Service for Crops and Industry
- Our Father in Heaven: A Prayer Service Using the Lord’s Prayer and the Heidelberg Catechism
- Hear, O Lord, and answer: A service of prayer
- Let Justice Roll: Worship Planning Resources with a Justice Theme
- Community-Wide Worship
- A Service for Prayer Day: Combining the Spoken Word with Visual Images
- In Jesus' Name
- Prayers and Liturgies for worship from multiple CRC sources
- Worship Resources and Prayers for Refugees and Immigrants
- Learn the Lord’s Prayer with All Ages
- Prayers of the People section, pp. 173 to 235
Lift Up Your Hearts (hymnal)
- Offering our Prayers section (#884 to #921) contains prayers to be spoken or sung
The attached document contains scripture passages and prayers from The Worship Sourcebook, 2nd edition that can be used to prepare a prayer service. Note that these are just a few of the many prayers and readings in this resource that may be used to plan a prayer service.