Prayer for the Journey
Father, fill our hearts with deep compassion for those who suffer.  Give them a sense of peace and hope. Help us also to reach out to them in this hour of need. Amen.
Lord our God, how great you are, and I give thanks to you.You stretch out the heavens like a tent, with the sun to mark our days of work and the moon for our nights of rest. Fill us with your Spirit, Lord, and give us new life, and renew the earth that you love. Amen.
  We know, Lord, that throughout our lives each of us will experience problems and difficulties. Give us courage and strength at those times and prevent us from looking only at ourselves. Keep our vision wide so that, even in times of difficulty, we may still be of help to others. Amen.
   God of incarnation, you entered our world as a tiny baby and you journey with us through each stage of our lives.  Be with our children and youth who are growing in your love.  Guide us all as the years and decades pass.  Enfold us in the light of your grace and truth.  In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.

Lord God, Creator of light, at the rising of your sun each morning, let the greatest of all lights - your love - rise, like the sun, within my heart. Amen.


God our Father, the qualities I see lived out so well in some people are a reflection of your own goodness, and I know that I have much to learn from other people who reflect your image and likeness in different ways. Inspire me to respect others fully as my equals, seeing and loving in them what you see and love in them. Amen.

O God, may the fire of the Holy Spirit burn up the trash in our hearts, warm them with love, and set them on fire with zeal for your service. Amen.