Friday, May 27, 2016

Prayer 1221: for all who wander and long to return

Looking down a staircase in a tower at La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Barcelona.

Most Merciful God, we rest under your neverfailing love, centered within your compassionate Spirit. Let us sing a song of unending praise, and open our eyes to the light of holiness that pervades all creation. 

Bless and keep us this day, we pray, for we are lambs of your own sheepfold. Forgive us for our wandering, headstrong ways: we are manifestly and heartily sorry for all our offenses. Send your angels to give their tender care to all in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble, and give us compassionate hearts to love the least of your creatures as much as we love ourselves. 

Spread the tent of your mercy over all who call upon You, O God, especially those we now name.


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