Congregational Prayer – Dear God, I want to thank you for the revelation of scripture. To be reminded of the ancients and their living by faith spurs me on in my own life of faith. I’m struck by the account of Noah, who was saved because you found him to be righteous. I cannot really fathom the depth of the depravity in Noah’s day which led to the engulfing flood, but I am shocked and saddened, even insensed by the depravity of the world today. Cleanse me, Lord, that I would ever more live by faith, to love you and honor you, and to be an agent of light and faith through my life, that by your power I can make a greater difference in the world around me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.