To His Glory Ministry - Cowboy Church
OPENING PRAYERS (for Barrel Races and Rodeo Events)
Heavenly Father, Gracious Lord we pause before these activities begin; being mindful, thoughtful and thankful for the blessings and guidance you have provided. Thank you for safe travel and for this wonderful day you have created.
Lord, we lift up before you today all of the brave men and women serving in our armed forces. Please keep them safe and comfort their families during their absence.
We humbly ask that You be with us today as we ride in this arena, no special favors, that by your grace, mercy and loving hand we and our horses may be kept safe from injury.
Lord please give us the strength and resolve to compete here today, as in life, in a manner that is clean, pure and pleasing to you. Help us to be honest, thoughtful and as kind and loving to others as you have been to us.
It is to You and You alone we give all the Honor, Glory and Praise, asking these things in your Sonís name. Amen
Dear Lord, as we gather here today let us acknowledge you, and thank you for the many blessings you have bestowed upon us. Let us pause a moment and let these three barrels remind us of three implicit truths
Lord You and you alone are Holy, Perfect and Sovereign over all things.
We have separated ourselves from you because of our sin.
Jesus Christ paid our debt for our sin. A gift we can only receive by placing our faith in Him.
We thank you for your mercy, your love and the gift of your Son. Lord, please turn our hearts to You and be with us today as we ride keeping us and our mounts safe.
During these difficult times many family members and friends are separated from us in military service. Lord we ask that Your hand of comfort, safety and protection be upon them.
Thank you Lord, in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ we pray. Amen
Lord, You are an Awesome God; Holy and perfect in every way. Thank you for this day. Thank you for your love, your grace and your mercy. Father, Son and Holy Spirit; we come before you today and open our hearts to you.
Examine our hearts. Help us to keep all things in perspective putting nothing ahead of you.
We ask you Lord to keep us and our horse safe as we compete here today. Give us an honest heart to be enthusiastic, kind and humble to all.
Lord as you know, many of our loved ones are serving in the armed forces, both here and on foreign soil. We pray for Your protection, comfort upon them and ask for their safe return. As these festivities conclude today we thank you Lord and ask that your loving hand be with us and keep us safe as we travel home, In the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we pray. Amen