Friday, October 20, 2017
Prayer, day 1729: clothed in the gospel
In peace and thanksgiving,
we pray to You, O Lord.
You preserve us through the night,
and walk beside us during the day, O Christ.
Forgive us our sins,
for our oppression of the poor,
for our heedlessness toward Mother Earth
and her inhabitants.
Redirect us when we fall
into envy, fear, or heedlessness:
may we walk with our hearts open to love and hope.
Help us deal with each other in love,
with tenderness and forebearance,
as You love us.
Help us to clothe ourselves in the gospel of Christ,
testifying to the beauty of God's kindom
with joy and faithfulness.
Watch over all who suffer
in body, mind, or spirit, O Lord,
and help us care for them in gentleness.