Prayer for the Journey
   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.