Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
The Church in Central New York founded and consistently fostered by the GLBTQIS community. October 31, 2018 was the 35th Anniversary in our 36th year in Ministry.
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Additioinal Prayers for your use.  Updated 8/13/18


This is the Ray Of Hope Church statement on the Doctrine of Universal Salvation.


We believe that Salvation is a gift that God has given to the entire human race.  Romans Chapter Five explains this Doctrine of Universal Salvation.  One's personal salvation is assured by believing in God as per John 5:24.  Salvation is best known through the Gospel of Jesus the Christ, and through rebirth by the Holy Spirit. (Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc . By-Laws September, 2011  Lines 1141 - 1148)


One of the greatest universal prayers is the Gloria.  Here it is as we use it with inclusive language.


Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to God's people on earth.
You are the One God, Sovereign of the universe,
Only Holy God, we worship you,
we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of God:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord of all,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of the
Holy Unity of God. Amen.


Prayers for salvation of all people to be made holy and live forever.


O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have the most need of your mercy. Amen  (Fatima prayer)


A prayer for universal salvation one can pray anytime, and especially just before receiving Holy Communion. 


Lord Jesus Christ, with faith in your love and your mercy we partake of your Body and Blood as you command.  May this not bring us condemnation, as Scripture warns, but bring us health in mind, body, soul and spirit.  And we pray, O God, that all people everywhere will be reassembled without the loss of anyone in your Eternal Kingdom of love and glory.  We ask this through Christ, Our Lord.  Amen  (Br. Benedict)


The following is a Prayer for our Congregation we started praying on Pentecost Sunday in 2016.  You may adapt this prayer for your needs by changing the words where you see (**).  Change the text there to fit your circumstance.  Some suggestions include  relationship    family   school   marriage  organization, and any other special circumstance that is open to an invocation of the Holy Spirit such as this one.


Lord Jesus Christ, we ask that your Holy Spirit continue to move in our (**) congregation in ways always new and refreshing.  We open our hearts to be a dwelling place, a home, a temple of your Holy Spirit.  Empower us as you see fit with the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be used as servants of God, disciples of Christ, and witnesses of God's love and God's eternal plan. Come Holy Spirit, come, and impassion us with your Divine Love.  Stir and enkindle within us the flames of compassion, forgiveness, patience, empathy, Joy in believing, thanksgiving and praise, and love for God's holy Will.  Build up within us an expectant faith with a view of (**)church that is full of possibilities and potential.  Guide our lives, we pray through Christ our Lord, Amen. (5-17,19-16 / Pentecost Br. Benedict)


The following is a well known traditional prayer asking for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.


Come,  Holy  Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of your divine Love.  Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created, and you shall renew the face of the earth. 

O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of your faithful, grant that by that same Holy Spirit, we may be truly wise, and  ever rejoice in the Spirit's consolation, through Christ our Lord, Amen


Here is a traditional and well known prayer you can pray when you want to receive Holy Communion but are not able to physically received the actual bread and wine.


An Act of Spiritual Communion

Oh My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.  I love you above all things, and I long for you in my soul.  Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  As though you have already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never permit me to be separated from you.  Jesus, I place all my trust in you.  Amen.


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You alone are True! (John 14:6)
Almighty, Creator, (Genesis 1:1)
God of all creation! (Colossians 1:15)
We praise You! (Psalm 150)
You are always with me God. (Isaiah 41:10)
Fill me Holy Spirit! (John 14:17)
I glorify You my Saviour! (Luke 1:47)
Alleluia! Alleluia! (Revelation 19:1,6)   
I love you, Jesus! (1John 5:1)
We love You! (Matthew 22:37)
You are risen for ever! (Matthew 28:6)
Lord of lords. (Rev. 17:14) 
We are Yours! (Romans 8:16)
You are our HOPE. (Titus 2:13)
You are Faithful and True. (Rev. 19:11)
I serve only You, Jesus! (Matthew 4:10)
I give you my life! (Mark 8:34, 35)
Praise you for life. (Psalm 146:1,2)
Praise You Jesus the Bread of Life. (John 6:35)
Praise You Jesus the Cup of Salvation. (Psalm 116:13)
Praise You Holy Spirit, fountain of Life. (John 7:39, 14:14)
Praise You Jesus Rock of Salvation. (Matthew 16:18; Psalm 95:1-3)
Praise You Jesus forgiver of sins. (John 20:23; Ephesians 4:32)
Praise You Jesus healer of the sick. (John 14:12-14)
Praise You Jesus defender of the weak. (Psalm 82:3,4)
Praise You Jesus lover of the outcast. (Isaiah 1:17)
Praise you Jesus Name above all Names. (Philippians 2:8-11)
Praise You Jesus, with us at all times. (Matthew 28:20)
O God, You are Holy. (Revelation 4:1-8)
O God You are worthy of all our praise. (Psalm 18:3; 145:3)
All creation gives you praise. (Psalm 150)
Thank you for your love. (1John 4:7-21) 
Thank you for your grace. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Thank you for holy joy. (John 15:11)
Praise you Word of Life. (Philippians 2:16)
You are the Resurrection. (John 11:25)
You will raise us to new life. (Romans 6:4)
Only One Creating God. (Psalm 104:24)
Wonderful Counselor. (Isaiah 9:6)
The Mighty God. (Isaiah 9:6)
The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
Most High God, I love you. (Psalm 91:1)
Glory to You, Blessed God! (Luke 2:14)
We glorify You!  (Revelation 5:12-13)
Praise you Jesus! (Acts 19:17)
Praise the Lord! (Psalm 117:1; 149:1; 150:1)
Praise you Jesus the Eternal Word. (John 1:1)
Praise you Jesus the Only Begotten Son of God. (John 1:14)
Glory to You! (Psalm 115:1)
Praise to your holy Name! (1 Chronicles 16:35)
My Saviour! (Luke 1:47)
You are our God! (Psalm 95:7)
Praise you, Lamb Of God. (John 1:29)
Praise you Jesus, Bishop of Souls. (1 Peter 2:25)
Praise you Jesus, Light of the World. (John 8:12)
Praise you Jesus, The Alpha and the Omega. (Revelation 1:8)
Praise you Jesus, the True Shepherd. (John 10:11)
Praise you Jesus, Shepherd of souls. (1 Peter 2:25)
Praise you Jesus, Lord of the Living and the Dead. (Romans 14:9)
I adore you, Jesus. (Psalm 18:1)
I bless You, Jesus! (Psalm 103:1)
O Prince of Peace! (Isaiah 9:6)
Love of my soul! (Song of Solomon 1:7)
I worship you! (Psalm 96:9)
Praise to You Eternal Word! (John 1:1)
Praise to you, Holy Spirit! (John 14:26)
We give you thanks. (Psalm 136:1)
Glory to you, Holy Saviour! (Luke 1:47)
You have redeemed us! (Galatians 3:13)
Praise to You, O Jesus! (Psalm 148)
Fill us with your Holy Spirit! (Acts 2)
I am yours, 0 God! (Psalm 119:94)
We give you praise. (1 Chronicles 29:13)
Glory To You Christ! (Psalm 115:1)
Saviour forever! (Jude 25)
You are my eternal joy! (Psalm 16:11)
Saviour of my heart! (Psalm 7:10)
Praise the Precious Lamb Of God. (Revelation 7:17)
Use me in your service Jesus! (Romans 12:1)
We give you thanks. (Psalm 75:1)
We worship You! (Psalm 79:13)
O Jesus we praise You for your great glory! (John 1:14)
We adore you! (Psalm 18:1)
Praise to You! (Psalm 9:2)
We adore you, Jesus. (Psalm 18:1)
You are the Great Amen! (Psalm 89:52)
Praise you, Holy Saviour!  (Psalm 17:7)
You have set me free! (Luke 4:18)
King of kings. (1 Timothy 6:15)
You're my strength, O God. (Exodus 15:2)
I praise You! (Psalm 150)
Praise You Word Of God. (John 1:1)
You are my life, dear God. (Colossians 3:4)
You alone are Saviour! (Jude 25)
You are my Shepherd! (John 10; Psalm 23)
I say yes, Lord!  (Revelation 16:7)
You alone are Righteous! (Psalm 36:6)
O, Lamb Of God! (John 1:36)
Rock of safety. (2 Samuel 22:3)
You alone are Worthy. (Revelation 4:11)
Thank you Holy Saviour! (Psalm 138:1)
You alone one the One God! (Ephesians 4:6; James 2:19 )
Alpha and Omega! (Revelation 22:13)
I love You, 0 my Lord! (Psalm 18:1)
You reign forever! (Exodus 15:18)
Hallelujah, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 19:1)
Lion Of Judah! (Revelation 5:5)
O Loving God! (Psalm 48:9)
Guide my life. (Psalm 31:3)
Guide my choices. (Psalm 119:30)
Fill my thoughts with your Will. (Isaiah 55:8)
Blessings to You, O Lord! (Psalm 34:1)
The Way, The Truth, The life now and forever! (John 14:6)
My Redeemer! (Job 19:25)
Jesus is the Holy One! (Mark 1:24)
Lord God, Heavenly King. (2 Timothy 4:18)
Glory to God in the Highest! (Luke1:14)
Join us in prayer.  Learn to pray in five seconds.  It is so easy.  Here is how; Say the prayers as they scroll, or sing them in your own melody.  Keep God the Creator, Jesus the Only Begotten Son of God, and the Holy Spirit right before your mind and heart as you pray.  Speak directly to God and you are praying!
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Help develop this project by suggesting additional verses or phrases by emailing rayofhopehurch@aol.com, put SCROLLING VERSES in the subject.  Special thanks to Stephen Lucas for helping with this project. Study these verses in a non-moving list by clicking here.
Veronica Floyd, Lisa Frost, Christina Benedict

Michael Quinnell, Tim Decker, Robb Bacon - Founder

".....be filled with the Spirit, 19 as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, 20 giving thanks to God at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Ephesians 5:18b - 20)
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