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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Sunday Prayer

This prayer comes with a confession: I just didn't have it in me tonight to write a prayer, so this is a reprint from one year ago. I hope it's helpful anyway.

Wondrous God, Source of Life, Holy Mystery, hear our prayers. In praise and thanksgiving we gather now in mind, heart and spirit to offer up the blessings and concerns of this day.

God, we thank you for ways in which we encounter you day to day. We thank you when we see your love shining in the smile of a friend, or the sweetness of a baby’s laugh. We praise you when an embrace from a loved one reflects your love for us.

In prayer, in quiet moments captured in the midst of busy days, and in the most unexpected ways – you meet us as we are. We thank you God for these glimpses of holiness and for the sustaining power they bring to the nurture of our faith.

Strengthen us as we seek to live the faith we proclaim, and help us to bring the light of your love into the lives of everyone we meet.

Bless those for whom we have prayed aloud this morning, and those whose cares and trials are close to our hearts.

Be with all who are ill in body, mind and spirit….with the grieving and the dying. Bring strength and peace to those who are struggling with life’s troubles. Grant them the peace and courage that only you can bring, for we ask it in Jesus’ name, who taught us to pray together, singing…


  1. Praying for you Sue. That God will renew your strength

  2. Me too. Lord, I ask that our dear Sue be especially aware this week of your presence, your strenght and your grace in her life. May it be a week from Heaven to replace last weeks's...and may the joy of the Lord truly be her strength. Amen

  3. Thank you Lorna and Singing Owl. Worship this morning was... well, difficult....but i felt all of your prayers and got through it. next week can only be better.

  4. That was a beautiful prayer and well worth repeating, no apologies necessary! Praying for you too.

  5. That was a beautiful prayer and well worth repeating, no apologies necessary! Praying for you too.

  6. Sue
    I'll agree with these pray-ers and affirm that it was important to be read again... for me, anyway.


  7. A recycled prayer is the mark of an old hand, if done carefully. And it is perfectly suitable, because, very simply, the people who heard that prayer a year ago are not the people who hear it now--they have a year's worth of experience under their belts and will hear that prayer with new understandings and different perspectives.


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