Prayer Bead Devotion: God the Father

This effort to develop prayer bead devotions is picking up momentum and taking on a life of its own.  I am starting to see inspiration for the devotions everywhere!  So I will plan to write them weekly, with the intention of publishing them on Sundays, as best I can.  If you have ideas or topics for a devotion, please let me know!

Last week’s prayer bead devotion focused on the three persons of the Trinity.  To continue in that vein, we’ll spend the next two weeks focusing on each person of the Trinity.  (I’m trying to fit three devotions into two weeks, because I want to write a special devotion for Holy Week, which is only two weeks away.) 

This week, we will focus on God the Father and His many attributes.

Cross: In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Invitatory Bead: “Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist.” (1 Corinthians 8:6)

1st Cruciform Bead: God our Father, you are a God of infinite and creative power and I praise you for:

1st set of Week Beads: use each bead to express praise for all the wonderful, creative acts that God, in His infinite power, has done for the world.

2nd Cruciform Bead: God our Father, you are a God of infinite mercy to whom I humbly confess my sins:

2nd set of Week Beads: use each bead to confess your sins and receive God’s mercy.

3rd Cruciform Bead: God our Father, you are a God of infinite wisdom who knows the concerns on my heart even before I say them:

3rd set of Week Beads: use each bead to lift your concerns for others and yourself before God.

4th Cruciform Bead: God our Father, you are a God of infinite love, and I thank you for all of your blessings:

4th set of Week Beads: use each of the beads to express thanks for all that God, in His infinite love, has done for you.

Invitatory Bead: recite the Lord’s Prayer

Cross: In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

2 Responses to Prayer Bead Devotion: God the Father

  1. To my father in heaven, I give thanks that you are a God of infinite and creative power, a God of infinite mercy, a God of infinite wisdom, and a God of infinite love. Who am I, that I could be so blessed to call you my God?