Monday, January 25, 2016

A Prayer (for all of us) to Pray

Pray for this fragile earth, our island home. Pray that we would be good stewards and she would withstand our abuse.

Pray for the Church. Pray that where it is right God will strengthen ti, and where it is in error God will direct it. Pray that God will fill the Church with all truth and peace.

Pray for the joy of human life, with all its wonder and surprises. Pray we would remember that all people are created in the very image of God.

Pray for the poor, the destitute, and the dying, in full knowledge that God looks with special favor upon those in greatest need.

Pray for our families, friends, and our neighbors, and for those who are alone.

Pray in thanksgiving for all the blessings of this life, and for the promises of the next. Pray that we may live not by our fears but by our hopes, not only by your words but by your deeds.

*Taken from the Prayer Books of the Church of Ireland and the Anglican Church of New Zealand and the Iona Abbey Worship Book