Prayers for Challenging Times
Painting By Jean Mason http://www.jeanmason.com
O God who guides us, help us to listen for you today. May we hear you in our conversations with our family, co-workers, and all with whom we interact today. Let us take the time to fully hear what they are saying before we respond. Help us to not be so focused on our answer that we doContinue reading “September 21, 2021”
May we be recognize our path this week O God. It looks to be a week full of activities and expectations. May we not be overwhelmed by the challenges set before us and also know when it is time to step aside and recharge ourselves so that we can see what is there with fresh eyes. HelpContinue reading “Prayer for September 20, 2021”
O God of All Creation, we thank you for all your many gifts and know that so much of what you created is powerful and yet necessary. Help us to protect your creation for generations to come. May we not let our own selfishness destroy those things that cannot be replaced. Let us value the beauty ofContinue reading “Prayer for September 19, 2021”
Heather and I have been blessed to have children be a part of our lives throughout our marriage. We began our relationship as leaders at a national youth event and our married life spending the first 6 years at boarding schools. We were blessed to have two incredible daughters and five foster children. We continue to celebrate theContinue reading “Prayer for September 18, 2021”
O God who calls us to love our neighbor as ourselves, help us now more than ever to live into that commandment. We are so angry at each other and selfish beyond anything we have seen before. Let us quit using all the ways that our desire to have our own way and have it be replacedContinue reading “Prayer for September 17, 2021”
As this day begins O God, help me to begin it with a sense of anticipation. May I look forward to those with whom I will come into contact. Let me be fully present to them. Give me the awareness to meet the needs of those around me. May I respond to the opportunities to serve those in needContinue reading “Prayer for September 16, 2021”
In the introduction to Henri Nouwen’s book Discernment it begins with this paragraph. “During the past few years I have experienced an increasing desire to write to all of you who have become a part of that worldwide net in which I have been caught: close friends, past and current students, parishioners, correspondents, family, and community members. Today,Continue reading “Prayer for September 15, 2021”
Thank you God for the gift of new people and experiences. There is nothing like the wonder of meeting someone new. May we treat that opportunity for what it truly is, the possibility to have someone new in our lives that becomes part of our family. May we also cherish the gift of learning something new. The excitement ofContinue reading “Prayer for September 14, 2021”
Healing God, we are so tired as we continue to deal with the Coronavirus. It seems as if it is never-ending and we want so much to live life as we once did. Help us as we are called once again to make sacrifices to save ourselves and others. May we recognize that many throughout history have beenContinue reading “Prayer for September 13, 2021”
Loving God, who was and is with us the day after, help us to renew our commitment to one another as we did twenty years ago on this date. May we find the humanity we seem to have lost over the years and may we become more compassionate, empathetic and loving. Let us come out of thisContinue reading “Prayer for September 12, 2021”
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