Friday, January 19, 2018

Prayer 1819: Strength for the journey

Lord, you have watched over us
and your hand has been warm upon us
through the hours of our rest:
we rise with grateful hearts,
centering ourselves within your love.

May we worship You, O God,
in spirit and in truth,
and carry within ourselves the light of Christ,
to be beacons of hope for all.
Deliver us, O Holy One,
from our sins and presumption,
and open our minds to your truth
that we may walk in your ways today.
Help us walk with integrity and faithfulness,
grounded in your grace and mercy,
witnessing to your reconciling love.

Blessed Jesus,
may we remember that we are always centered in your mercy
and abide in gentleness and humility with each other
as companions on our journey.

Keep us, O Savior, on the path of faith,
that we may serve You in all we do.
Give your angels charge over all who wait,
soothe the anxious, O Merciful One,
and be a shield to all who suffer
from any grief, distress, or want.
Shine the light of your countenance upon us, Almighty God:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
and enevelop those for whom we pray
in your abundant peace and grace.


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