April Prayer To Go

Dear Lord,

I know that I am commanded

to abide in You and I desire to

live my life, day by day simply

resting and abiding in You.

Teach me Lord HOW to abide

in You so that all that is of myself

will shrivel away as the Spirit of

Christ pulses through my being.  

AMEN

Lent

Lent

God of Goodness and Mercy,

Hear my prayer as I begin this Lenten journey with you. Let me be honest with myself as I look into my heart and soul, noticing the times I turn away from you. Guide me as I humbly seek to repent and return to your love.

May humility guide my efforts to be reconciled with you and live forever in your abundant grace.

Transform me this Lent, heavenly Father. Give me the strength to commit myself to grow closer to you each day.

Amen.

Praying Together

“To pray together,

in whatever tongue or ritual,

is the most tender union

of hope and sympathy

that we can contract

in this life.”

                    -Madame de Stael (1766-19817) France

Lord I have time;

I have plenty of time.

All the time that you give me,

The years of my life,

The days of my years,

The hours of my days,

They are all mine.

Mine to fill, quietly, calmly,

But to fill completely up to the brim,

To offer them up to you.

-Michel Quoist

December Prayer-To-Go

This day and this night,

May I know O God

The deep peace
Of the running wave

The deep peace
Of the flowing air

The deep peace
Of the quiet earth

The deep peace
Of the shining stars

The deep peace
Of the Son of Peace.

The world is alive with your goodness,

O God,

It grows green from the ground

and ripens into fruit.

Its taste and its touch

enliven my body and stir my soul.

Generously given, profusely displayed,

your graces of goodness pour forth

from the earth.

As I have received, so free me to give.

As I have been granted, so may I give.

Dear Lord,

Help me choose my words wisely
Help me speak LIFE into those
around me today –
To be a source of ENCOURAGEMENT
rather than DISCOURAGEMENT,
of HOPE rather than HURT,
and of LOVE rather than PAIN.

A MORNING PRAYER

God, please enlighten my mind with truth;

Inflame my heart with love;

Inspire my will with courage;

Enrich my life with service.

Pardon what I have been;

Sanctify what I am;

And order what I shall be.

Amen.

Prayers To Go – July/August

A Summer Prayer

Long warm days…
The pace of life slows…
A time for picnics and rest in the shade…

Lord,
help me to rest awhile

in the cooling shade of your presence.
Slow down my restless heart

and fill me with gentle compassion

for all your people.

Amen.

Prayer To Go – May

Come,
Holy Spirit,
Fill the hearts
of your faithful
and kindle in them
the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created
and you shall renew
the face of the earth.

-May 2018