Here was today’s prayer section of the online reader I use for prayer/scripture. I loved it and wanted to share with you:
O God, you are filled with possibility and mystery.
You hold our anxieties and our hopes.
Your faithful forget to praise you, consumed by selfcentered busyness,
O God of stillness, come into our hearts.
Your beloved community is baffled and broken,
O God of healing, come into our churches.
Your people wander in the streets without a place to lay their head,
O God our resting place, come into our neighborhoods.
Your world is torn apart by war and conflict,
O God of Peace, come into our world.
Night and day, we wait and pray, for you, our Emmanuel. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you are for me medicine when I am sick;
you are my strength when I need help;
you are life itself when I fear death;
you are the way when I long for heaven;
you are light when all is dark;
you are my food when I need nourishment. Amen.
God of mercy and justice,
in a time of danger and confusion
you called your servant Ambrose
to bring stability to your church;
give us discipline and wisdom in our trials,
that we may affirm with courage
the faith that we believe;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
Awaiting his coming in glory,
let us pray as our Savior has taught us:
– The Lord’s Prayer
May God the Son
give us grace to live
in the light of his coming as redeemer and judge. Amen.