Monday, May 28, 2012
May all that we do this day,
from morning until night,
begin with your inspiration,
and continue with your powerful help.
May our work this day
be rooted in love and mercy,
that we might love you,
and love our neighbors,
as perfectly as you love us.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
Loving God, sometimes we have a hard time getting along with one another in our families. Sometimes we feel angry with our parents and brothers or sister, and they sometimes feel angry with us. Family relationships can be painful and difficult. Bring healing to our families, dear God, and help us to work through conflict and differences in constructive ways. Help us to remember that we do love one another. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Lord. Amen.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
O Lord, Grant me your strength, so I will have courage in every situation; Grant me your love, so I will never give up on anybody; Grant me your wisdom, so I will show others the path to success; Grant me your mercy, so I will forgive those who have hurt me; Grant me your peace, so I will find the best in everybody; Grant me your hope, so I will never give up; Grant me your joy, so I will be thankful for all my blessings; And Grant me your grace, so you will always be at my side. Amen
Lord Jesus, you showed concern for a large crowd of people when they followed you into a remote place and were hungry. You fed all the people with two fish and five loaves of bread. In our world, in our country, in our own community, many people live with hunger every day. Yet there is more than enough in out world to feed everyone. Help the nations of the earth learn to share, so that no one has to go hungry. Bless those who do not have enough to eat today. Show us what we have to do to make sure everyone has enough food. We pray through the intercession of the Holy Spirit and in your holy name. Amen
Loving God, we know that you want us to live in peace. You want us to live together in peace not only in the outside world, but here in our school where we spend so many hours together each week. Help us to work for peace by working to see that everyone is treated fairly. Teach us to respect one another and care for one another . We pray in the name of Jesus, the Lord. Amen
O Lord God,
School is not always easy,
And some days, it is very difficult,
and I struggle to relax and be at peace.
Yet I know that you will give me
patience, wisdom, and courage,
to be excellent in every way,
and you will help me love others,
as you love me. Amen