Tuesday, February 2, 2016
O God, you are our refuge and our strength, ever-abiding with us in times of trouble; we put our faith in You. We give you thanks for your saving deeds, for You who number the stars also cherish each breath in our bodies.
May we remember that in turbulence and trials You, O Holy One, seek to calm the crashing waves in our hearts. Help us to reconcile to all whom we have sinned against, and to all who have sinned against us, Lord Christ. May we answer your call to return to your embrace, as a child runs back to the embrace of his mother.
You hold us fast, O God, you hold us fast: may we sigh and turn into your love in trust and in peace. Accept our prayers for our loved ones, especially those we now name.