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.

Prayer

Prayer for Teachers and Students

This month is the month when a great percentage of this congregation is climbing back into school, either as students, teacher, administrators, or as parents launching students. It is, I think, a significant enough moment and enterprise that we ought to surround it with prayer. People are often writing me concerned that schools don’t offer…

A Prayer Upon Graduation

Triune God,in your will our lives are lived, and by your wisdom truth is found.We pray for graduates who finish a course of study,and move on to something new.Take away anxiety or confusion of purpose,and give them confidence in the future you plan,where energies may be gathered upand given to neighbors in love.We ask that…

Father's Day

A Prayer for Father’s Day

Our heart-felt prayer today, O God, is but this, bless our family, and help us be a blessing to it… Touch all those who are fathers to us – or to others…. we give you thanks for the ways we have been blessed by good character, wisdom, helpfulness, or care. Anoint with your healing goodness…

A Prayer for Mother’s Day

A Prayer for Mother’s Day Eternal God, on this day we lift up mothers to you. You, O Lord, are the one “who, from our mothers’ arms, hath blessed us on our way with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.” Scripture has prepared us to recognize that by your grace, mothering takes many forms.…