Prayers for All Occasions

There are as many reasons to pray as there are prayers!

From "The Power of Prayerful Living," reprinted with permission of the publisher, Rodale, Inc.

Every Minute

Through every minute of this day, be with me, Lord!
Through every day of all this week, be with me, Lord!
Through every week of all this year, be with me, Lord!
So shall the days and weeks and years be threaded on a golden cord.
And all draw on with sweet accord into thy fullness, Lord, that so,
When time is past,
By grace I may, at last,
Be with thee, Lord.
--John Oxenham

Let Us Act In Love

O Lord, grant that this night we may sleep in peace. And that in the morning our awakening may also be in peace. May our daytime be cloaked in your peace.

Protect us and inspire us to think and act only out of love.

Keep far from us all evil; may our paths be free from all obstacles from when we go out until we return home.
--the Babylonian Talmud



Balancing Home & Work

Lord, I'm doing my best to balance home and work. Sometimes I feel there's not enough of me to go around in meeting all the demands. Both my energy adn my clock run out before I can get it all done. And when I get really frazzled, the people I love most bear the brunt of my frustration. Help me, Lord, to draw from your strength and peace in ordering my priorities. Help me to use my tongue wisely and always with kindness (Proverbs 31:26). Equip me to be the best I can be, both at home and on the job, and bring people into my life who can ehlp me with what I need to do. Thank you for your provision, Lord. Amen.
--Quin Sherrer and Ruthanne Garlock

Open Our Minds and Hearts

I pray that we may at all times keep our minds open to new ideas and shun dogma; that we may grow in our understanding of the nature of all living beings and our connectedness with the natural world; that we may become ever more filled with generosity of spirit and true compassion and love for all life.

I pray that we may learn the peace that comes with forgiving and the strength we gain in loving; that we may learn to take nothing for granted in this life; that we may learn to see and understand with our hearts; that we may learn to join in our being.
-- Jane Goodall

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