Here’s a prayer of praise and petition from the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website. It was written by Rev. Dr. Renee C. Jackson.
Prayer of Praise
we extol and honor you for who you are.
We praise you for your faithfulness
and for your tender mercies
that are renewed every morning.
We exalt you, Sovereign One,
for every blessing of yesterday,
the gift of this day,
and the promises of our tomorrows.
Grant us an enduring faith
as we strive against oppression and despair.
Endow us with contagious joy
that uplifts the downtrodden
and inspires hope in you.
Increase in us
the faith and courage of the prophets,
the love of Jesus, and
the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.
In your majestic name we pray, Amen.
~ from “God of Awe and Glory,” written by the Rev. Dr. Renee C. Jackson, Southeast Area Minister for the Michigan Conference, UCC. Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website. http://www.ucc.org/worship_worship-ways