Monday, July 17, 2017

Prayer 1634: grace and reconciliation


O Lord, You have brought us safely through the night:
may we waken the dawn with our praise.
Let us lift up our souls to God,
for You hold us under the shadow of your wing,
in your everlasting mercy.

Forgive us our sins, O God,
we humbly pray,
and help us to repair relationships we have damaged.
May we embody God's grace and compassion
that we ourselves have received.

May we be advocates of justice,
healers and reconcilers,
living in imitation of Christ.
Holy One, guide us in paths of faithfulness this day,
and grant your peace to those we now name.


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