Prayers Composed by Request or Inspiration
Prayer: A conversation with The Higher Other who lives within each of us. An invitation to vent, to re-think, to ask, and to rest.
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Meditation Moment in Pentecost: Still-a-Maze-ing
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Prayers of the People: Then, Now, & Forever ~ 2nd Sunday after Pentecost '23 Yr A
Offer to God a sacrifice of Thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High. Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me. [Psalm 50:14-15]
LET US, GOD’S PEOPLE, PRAY
Leader: ~ O God, our God, You give eternal life to the dead and call into existence the things that do and cannot exist without You. Remind our hearts and our souls, to return our selves to You. In offering a sacrifice of thanksgiving and in paying our vows to You by our ways in living, we have the gift of calling on You in our days of trouble. Let us glorify our God!
~ O God, our God, guide us in the ways and strength of faith, that we may deliver to the leaders of this Planet, this Country, and this Community, the message that we require mercy from and by you, not a sacrifice of principle or loss of human rights and basic needs. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
~ O God, our God, still the fear and quiet the anxiety of all who are ill in body, mind, or spirit, and give energy and strength of purpose to all who give them care. We now join our hearts to pray for those in need… add your own petitions
~ O God, our God, embrace the hearts of all who grieve and guide them to the comfort of knowing, that all whom we have loved and lost, are risen in the joy of eternal life with You. We pray especially for… add your own petitions
~ O God, our God, we pause in this moment to offer You our other heartfelt thanksgivings, intercessions, petitions, and memorials… add your own petitions
~ O God, our God, renew again and always, the souls, the hearts, and the minds of all those anointed to serve Your Church, in guiding and teaching, listening and caring. Give them the self-knowing and courage to care as much for their own needs as for ours. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
Monday, June 5, 2023
Meditation Moment in Pentecost: X Marks The Spot '23
Sometimes, no matter how difficult the message or the messenger is at the time, there may still be some truth, wisdom, and a new perspective to be gained when my mind is open. I don't have to change my opinions ~ but I'm free to. I don't have to listen to the disagreeable stuff all the time, either ~ right?
Malcolm was a child of You, God of Abraham, and spoke a truth we don't always want to hear even now. And even he was able to change his mind and be honest about it. But in this case, as with searching for truth as a treasure, X marks this spot very clearly. Please help me to stop, think, and reflect, and, to remember that I must re-evaluate regularly how I accept, reject, and act on an uncomfortable truth. amen.
Friday, June 2, 2023
Meditation Moment in Pentecost: Que Sera, Sera; Then and Now, and Forever? '23
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