Prayers for the Journey

I am a little late in posting this collection of prayers that have been posted on the Facebook page Light for the JourneyUnfortunately as we race towards the beginning of Advent there is so much I want to post that it is hard to do the juggling act. I hope that this does not detract from your enjoyment however.

God whose love never gives up

God whose love never gives up (c) Christine Sine

May we return to the breath and the silence.
To the breath that gives us life,
To the silence where we hear God’s whispers.
May we weep for the brokenness of our souls,
And cry out against our distractedness.
May we return to the eternal God,
Whose love fills every fibre of our being.

(Christine Sine)

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This world tempts us
to believe the wisdom that comes
from human minds,
to have faith in no other thing.
But we have glimpsed the Truth
revealed in Scripture’s words,
and we shall worship the Lord our God
and serve him alone!
This world tempts us
to believe we have control

of our salvation
and have no need of the Divine.
But we have felt the touch
of Christ upon our hearts,
and we shall worship the Lord our God
and serve him alone!

(based upon Matthew 4:1-11)
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Restore us O Lord - John Birch

Restore us O Lord – John Birch

Jesus, Son of God
have mercy on us,
forgive the weakness of our faith.
Jesus, Prince of Peace
have mercy on us,
forgive the anger we have caused.
Jesus, Good Shepherd
have mercy on us
forgive the selfish lives we lead
Jesus, Life and Truth

have mercy on us
and restore to us our first love.

(www.faithandworship.com)

Thank you for those who are good neighbours to us - John Birch

Thank you for those who are good neighbours to us – John Birch

Let us praise Jesus Christ our king and saviour,
May we be filled with the hope and promise of his coming,
And give our lives to follow him.
May we be gripped by his kingdom ways,
And walk with assurance and trust into his grace and peace.
(Christine Sine)
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Lord be the Beginning and the end - Contemplative network

Lord be the Beginning and the end – Contemplative network

Lord, be the beginning and end of everything we do and say
Prompt our actions with your grace,
and complete them with your all-powerful help. Amen

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God may we live into your shalom,
Let this be our journey and our destination,
Until the peace, and wholeness of your kingdom consume us.
Let it be our longing and our passion,
So that our hearts ache for justice,
And our souls long for righteousness.
Let its peace go before us and behind us,
Until it becomes the lifeblood of your world again.
(Christine Sine)
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Today I give thanks - Christine Sine

Today I give thanks – (c) Christine Sine

God may we live in the eternal hope of resurrection,
May we believe that your light already shines in darkness,
May we trust that your resurrection already emerges in brokenness,
May we have faith that your life is already renewing and restoring all things through the person of Christ.
(Christine Sine)
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Lord I have enough of everything - Bonnie Harr

Lord I have enough of everything – Bonnie Harr

Where would we be without your light?
Losing our way in darkness.
Where would we be without your peace?
Caught up in this world’s wisdom.
Where would we be without your love?
Looking for your warm embrace.
Where would we be without your word?
Searching this world for freedom.
Where would we be without your power?
Struggling in our weakness.

Where would we be without you, Lord?
Lost and in need of your grace.

(www.faithandworship.com)

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Bonnie Harr - Flight with the Birds

Bonnie Harr – Flight with the Birds