Thursday, May 22, 2014

Prayer 486

God of infinite mercy, who has watched over us during the depths of the night, hold us in the hollow of your hand today. 

May we seek a deeper knowledge of You, Our Creator and our Shepherd, in all our thoughts this day. May we seek to discern how we may be better disciples and children of the Living God. May we watch out for each member of God's people, care for each other, and love each other as Christ loves us. 

Drawn into the embrace of Christ, who spread his arms of love to encompass all, let us be brave enough to love that freely. Give rest to those who are weary or broken-hearted, O God, and give healing to those whose past continues to haunt their present and their future. In your compassion, bend near to those in pain, anxiety, or suffering, Precious Lord, and welcome those who trust in You.


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