Friday, August 5, 2016

Prayer 1291

Tree bark, Missouri Botanical Garden.

Holy One, we lift our hearts to you, who gives us life and light, thankful for your care of us as we slept. Forgive us our sins, O Merciful God, and renew a spirit of amity and generosity within us. Plant our roots deep in faith, that we may serve the cause of love with gladness. Strengthen us in holiness that we may be healed, and work to heal the divisions that plague us. Give us steadfast hearts to serve the cause of justice and peace: help us to follow in the path of Christ. Tend to the sick and the weary, O Lord, and place the mantle of your blessing upon those we now name.


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