We begin our prayer in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Today begins the Jewish Passover which celebrates God's liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. The Passover festival may last 7-8 days and is a holy time for our Jewish brothers and sisters. Christianity is rooted in Jewish traditions and teachings as Jesus was a Jew. Christians are Judeo-Christian if we're honest about things. God frees all of us to make choices concerning the freedoms and gifts we have received.
Jesus made many choices in his life – his biggest choice enables us, his brothers and sisters, to be with him forever. In prayer we ask Jesus to help us make good choices.
God our Creator,
We celebrate your love in Jesus.
Strengthen us for difficult times and choices we all face.
Lead us to make positive choices
Choices full of respect for others
Choices that show we value friendship and loyalty,
Choices that develop positive life-giving attitudes and values,
Choices that treasure what is lasting and important.
May our struggles each day
Be the foundations upon which we build
the positive choices of our tomorrows.
Lord, increase our faith, our love, and our care.
We close our prayer by praying:
Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen.