Friday, February 16, 2018

Prayer, day 1847: Faith, hope, and love

Almighty One,
look with compassion upon your entire human family,
and accept our whispered prayers and praises. 

You have given us reason, memory, and will:
guide us to use them for your glory.

Let our understanding lead to faith,
the kind of faith that questions and explores,
secure in your embrace, O Holy One. 

Let our remembrance of your abiding love lead to hope,
the hope that leads us to never surrender
but rest in your mercy,
and act with boldness, in fierce, loving sacrifice. 

Let us use our will and desire
to choose good and act justly
out of love and charity that overflows our hearts. 

In all we do, Most High, guide us into paths of peace and justice,
and temper all our acts with mercy and humility. 
May we ever feel the comforting weight of your hand upon our hearts,
and remember your lovingkindness as we pray.

1379-- adapted

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