To help you, use a little time in Prayer
Be still for a
moment, let the peace of the church surround you, as you sit or kneel.
Awareness: Bring your mind to the awareness that God's goodwill is all around you and with you.
Lord is here; His Spirit IS with us [you]
Say slowly and thoughtfully:
Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner. Lord, enter into my body, my mind and
my spirit, and heal me from all that harms me and give me your peace.
Lord, I am sorry
for the times when I have been hasty or unkind - thought or acted selfishly, failed to forgive or ask forgiveness, forgotten
your presence, taken your love for granted. I thank you for your promise to forgive
all those who turn back to you in penitence. Amen
A prayer for the day
Lord help me to
live this day quietly, easily,
to lean upon Your
great strength trustfully, powerfully,
to wait for the
unfolding of Your will patiently, serenely,
to meet others
peacefully, joyously and
to face tomorrow
confidently and courageously. Amen.
If there is something that you wish to thank God for:
Lord, thank you
for Your presence here, for the opportunity to pray, for the promise of peace, for the beauty of the world, the kindness of
people, for all those whom I love - and who love me - for Your love towards me [and especially for -------] for the cross
of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. help me to show my gratitude in deeds
as well as words.