Week 3 Prayer

People:   You are a God of grace: you give us more than we will ever deserve.

Leader:   Loving God, you know how easily we give in to the things that tempt us—the impure thoughts our minds are drawn to, the cravings that control us, and the compromises we are willing to make to fit in. But you have given us another way.

People:   You are a God of grace: you give us more than we will ever deserve.

Leader: You have made a way for us to have life with you. Our souls were parched with thirst for you. Yet even before we recognized how much we needed you, you were at work to rescue us. We were dead but you have given us life.

People:   You are a God of grace: you give us more than we will ever deserve.

Leader: What a life you have given us! You give us power to turn from the things that only bring us shame and power to live in ways that look more and more like Jesus. You give us purpose. You give us a community filled with people who encourage us and you give us your Spirit to strengthen us and remind us that we belong to you.

People:   You are a God of grace: you give us more than we will ever deserve.