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Special Occasion

Voters Prayer During Elections

  Having the privilege of voting for our local and national leaders brings with it the responsibility to use our vote wisely.  Praying for God’s guidance for ourselves and for our fellow citizens in electing good leaders makes our governments stronger.  Here is a voter’s election prayer that can be used  for local or national…

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Columbus Day Prayer

This Columbus Day prayer focuses on both the good and bad characteristics of Christopher Columbus by asking God to grant us visionary qualities while guarding our hearts and minds from pride and the exploitation of others. Columbus Day is celebrated on October 12 to commemorate the day in 1492 when the first European mariners discovered…

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Cinco de Mayo Prayer

This Cinco de Mayo Prayer focuses on how God can empower us to triumph when we feel  outnumbered and less powerful than the problems we are facing in life.   In it we claim the power of David when he was able to defeat the giant Goliath. Historical Background Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory…

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Prayer for Our Country

This prayer poem asks God’s help, wisdom and guidance for our nation. Use this prayer for our country on the National Day of Prayer, or as a Memorial Day prayer or a Fourth of July prayer in your personal prayer times or at family gatherings. “Freedom’s Song” Heavenly Father, enthroned above We praise you for…

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Hostess Gracious Hospitality Prayer

    This hostess prayer enables gracious hospitality by asking God to be a part of the whole get-together including the planning, preparation, welcoming of guests, serving and the art of steering the conversations toward pleasant and uplifting topics. This hostess prayer is useful for any occasion when guests are invited into your home to…

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Class Reunion Memorial Prayer

When planning a class reunion be sure to include a means of honoring classmates who have died. Using a litany gives the group as a whole a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the life of those who are no longer alive. In this litany, a leader offers words of prayer and thankfulness and the audience…

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What to Pray in a Public Meeting

What should you pray if you are offering a prayer at a public meeting?  Public prayers are often customary to begin meetings or events, such as prayers at city council meetings, prayers to begin legislature sessions, prayers at commencement ceremonies, prayers to begin a nonprofit board meeting,  inauguration prayers, memorial service prayers or prayers of…

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Easter Prayer

This Easter Prayer helps us apply the power of Christ’s death and resurrection in our personal lives as we rejoice and celebrate Easter Day. Easter Prayer Dear Jesus, On this Easter morning I thank you for the joy of this day which brings with it fresh starts and miraculous triumph to my life and to…

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Good Friday Prayer

This Good Friday prayer can be used with a group, at a Good Friday service or as a personal Good Friday prayer.  On Good Friday, we remember the trial, conviction, scourging and crucifixion of Jesus.  We also recall how he died and was buried in a borrowed tomb.  Some Christian traditions observe 3 hours of…

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