Prayer of Faith
O Lord God Almighty, we praise you for the great work you have done on our behalf. Father, without you, we would not be here praising you now. The faith that allows us to call on your name is not of our own making, but is entirely of your doing. Lord Jesus, in your death you bore the weight of those transgressions that have kept us from experiencing the freedom of faith, and in your resurrection, you provided for us a new life that might partake of the good promises you have given to us through faith. You truly are its Author and Finisher. Holy Spirit, you have and continue to work in us by uniting us to Christ’s death and resurrection, and by working faith in us. We humbly ask that you continue to grow us in this faith and remove the doubts brought upon us by our lingering sin. Continue to teach us from your Word how we are to exercise it. Strengthen our bounds with each other so that we might encourage one another to deeper faith. Thank you for those times that you accommodate yourself to our weakness by giving us tangible expressions of your truth in the sacraments. Now that you have given us the good gifts of faith, we accept our responsibility to continue in the means of grace you have provided, and to trust in you. Accept our humble sacrifice of worship by faith in the work of Christ. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.