Monday, January 25, 2016

Prayer 1098

Yesterday, we at Good Shepherd were blessed by a visit from Bishop George Wayne Smith,
who preached a wonderful sermon.

We rise from our beds to give thanks to You, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver, for your love that passes all understanding. 

Who are we, O God, that You should take notice of us? Yet your mercies are new every morning. 

Bring us to completion in You, O Lover of Souls, and fill us with a reflection of your loving-kindness and faithfulness, we pray. At our rising, may we seek to embody Christ in the world; at our resting, may we sink into your loving embrace.

Secure in your compassion, strengthened by your grace and care, may we be guided by your Holy Truth to love and service this day, O Savior. 

We ask your blessing O God, on the works of our hearts and the works of our hands, that we be agents of justice, healing and unity. Stretch out your hand of blessing over all your people, and especially over those we now name.


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