Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church - Corner of 6th and Main Streets - Royersford, PA

Grace Evangelical

Lutheran Church

Growing Together Through God's Grace

 About Prayer

Jack and I went to a recent Limerick Historical Society meeting and there was a speaker on the Grange. (The Patrons of Husbandry, or the Grange, was founded in 1867 to advance methods of agriculture, as well as to promote the social and economic needs of farmers in the United States.)

What I found interesting were the prayers that the grange uses in their meetings. Doris Callow of LHS gave me a copy of the opening and closing prayers. As you read, think of ways you can use this prayer in your company or at home with your gardens ,or examples of how our behavior should be.

OPENING: Almighty Father, Maker of Heaven and Earth, and Giver of all good, we return our heartfelt thanks that we are permitted again to meet each other here for work in this glorious cause. Endow us with prudence and wisdom in our counsels as a body, that our work may be good and acceptable in Thy sight, and our labors may be blessed with a liberal harvest; and when we are called to lay down our implements on earth, may we enter the Paradise not made with hands, eternal in the heavens, and receive that welcome plaudit: “Well done good and faithful servants.” We beseech Thee to bless the officers and members of this Grange, and all connected with the order, from the highest to the lowest degree, and grant them prosperity. We ask all in Thy Holy name.
Closing: Brothers and sisters as we are again to separate, and mingle with the world, let us not forget the precepts of our Order. Let us add dignity to labor, and in our dealings with our fellow men be honest, be just, and fear not. We must avoid intemperance in eating, drinking, and language; also in work and recreation; and whatever we do, strive to do well. Let us be quiet, peaceful citizens, feeding the hungry, helping the fatherless and the widows, and keeping ourselves unspotted from the world.

For the summer season keep these prayers in mind, when you try to set up a summer discipline. In the June LIVING LUTHERAN 2018 Vernon Jones speaks of beginning a prayer ritual which will bring a sense of peace and bring new life into your soul. He reminds us of Martin Luther’s feeling of when you make time to pray it is as essential as breathing. We must put exertion into our prayer lives. When we are intentional in our prayer The Spirit opens our hearts to God’s love helping us to be more receptive to further opportunities for growth.

Prayer Vigils are on Saturdays: 7/7 & 8/4 in the sanctuary.
Please come in the front door.
Sue Perry / Prayer Coordinator

 July Prayer Focus

1. Having humor in your life/ International Joke Day
2. Our memory/ I Forgot Day
3. Equality for all/Civil Rights Act 1964
4. The brave men and women who fought for our freedom/Independence Day
5. Prayer of thankfulness for all we have
6. Love/ International Kissing Day
7. Pleasures of God’s world/Chocolate Day
8. Republicans/Republican party formed in 1854
9. Summer VBS fun /prayers for all attending
10. Picnics/Teddy Bear Picnic Day
11. All those who are suffering loneliness / Cheer Up the Lonely Day
12. Vision/Different Colored Eyes Day
13. Intelligenge/ Embrace Your Geekness Day
14. Participation of Christian activities/ Anti-boredom Month
15. Animals/Cow Appreciation Day
16. Giving hugs / Hug Week
17. Our uniqueness/Fingerprints first used as id in 1858
18. Floral beauty / Chryssanthemum Day
19. Marital harmony/Flitch Day
20. God’s creation of the moon/1st moonwalk, Neil Armstrong 1969
21. Enjoying God’s creation
22. Parents/National Parent’s Day
23. Those who feel forgotten by God
24. Cousins / Cousins’ Day
25. Those who lack hope
26. Finding a happy medium/All or Nothing day
27. Korean War veterans/Korean War Veterans’ Armistice Day 1953
28. Accountants at Grace/Accountants’ Day
29. God’s creation/Rain Day
30. Our father-in-laws/Father-in-law Day
31. Inventors/First us patent 1790

 August Prayer Focus

1. Our sisters at Grace/National Girlfriend’s Day
2. Grace’s artists/American Artist Appreciation Month
3. Families/American Family Day
4. Clowns/National Clown Week
5. Enjoyment of summer weather/Summer Olympics begin
6. Wonderful worship at Grace
7. Forgiveness/ International Forgiveness Day
8. Our eyes and vision/ Eye Exam Month
9. Sons & daughters /Sons & Daughters Day
10. A beautiful summer weekend
11. Preventative medicine/Immunization Awareness Mont
12. Happiness/Smile Week
13. Left-handers / International Left Hander’s Day
14. Peace/Japan surrendered 1945, end of WWII
15. Relaxing/National Relaxation Day
16. Friends/Friendship Week
17. Those who struggle with temptation
18. Care of creation/Homeless Animal Day
19. Vegetables/Potato Day
20. College students returning to school
21. Helping God/Be an Angel Day
22. That all may hear and follow God’s word
23. Those who are traveling
24. Teachers preparing for a new school year
25. Those who argue/Kiss and Make-up Day
26. Women/Women’s Equality Day
27. Hospitality to visitors
28. Visions and dreams/Dream Day
29. Our missionaries Steven and Marta
30. Inventors/Inventors’ Month
31. The Christian church around the world

Prayer Vigils:
First Saturday of every month from 10AM-4PM in Grace’s sanctuary.
The front door will be open.