Located in South Tampa and witnessing to the love of God for over 90 years. Committed to a neighborhood presence, worldwide outreach and a deep heritage of Christian faith.

Help Me to Love You, O Lord…

Create in me a clean heart O God 
and renew a right spirit within me. 
Thank you for the way, the truth , and the life, 
made known to us in Jesus Christ.
Merciful God,
please forgive my sins 
as I seek to forgive those who have sinned against me. 
Pour out the mercy you have revealed to us in Jesus Christ. 
Help me to love you O Lord, with all my heart, soul and mind, 
and teach me how to love my neighbor as myself. 
Creator, I lift my heart in gratitude for the blessings 
so generously poured out from your creation and providence. 
Hear my prayer for these specific friends, 
those in need, 
and this hurting world. 

(Silence is kept as specific names and places are lifted up).

You are my Shepherd, Loving God, 
so I give you my worries, challenges, needs, 
and ask you to guide me as I walk forward. 
Take the hours in my life ahead 
and lead me to use them 
in ways that fulfill your purposes and intentions.
I lift up before you 
the poor, 
the hungry, 
the sick, 
the grieving, 
the oppressed, 
the discouraged, 
those working for justice and peace, 
and all those you love.

I pray as Jesus taught us saying; 
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
lead us not into temptation, 
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, 
now and forever, 
Amen.”

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