Saturday, August 12, 2017

Prayer 1660: for renewal and strength

Holy One,
You have guarded us in the depths of night,
and we turn to You like a child in her mother's arms.
Spirit of the Living God,
hover over us and renew our souls,
as You seek to work creation anew within us.

Revive and restore us,
planted firmly in hope,
that we may rededicate ourselves to You, O God.
Lead us to examine our hearts,
and purify our intentions,
that we may serve You
and each other
and all creation with joy.

For it is in giving that we receive,
and in serving that we lead,
as You teach us, Lord Christ.
Receive the whispered prayers of all who turn to You,
we humbly pray,
especially for these beloveds
whom we now place before You.


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