Lenten Devotion Day 8 – Writing a Collect Prayer

March 2

Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Media:  The Collect is a method of constructing  beautiful prayers using scriptures.  Learn the art of writing a Collect prayer.

Response:  Using a favorite Bible verse, write your own prayer in the Collect structure and share it with someone else.

Here’s an example of how you can use a favorite Bible verse to write a collect prayer:

Scripture:  Hebrews 12:1-2:  Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,  fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Collect prayer:

Lord Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith,

who endured the cross, knowing the joy that awaited You,

give me strength to overcome all the distractions that pull me away from You,

so that I may keep moving forward in my journey toward the life you have planned for me.

I ask this of the One who sits at the right hand of the very throne of God.  Amen.

Prayer Focus:  Pray your Collect prayer.

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