You have searched me and known me O God. You know when I sit down and when I rise up. (Ps. 139: 1-2)
Be still and aware of God’s presence within and all around.
OPENING PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING
In the beginning O God.
You shaped my soul and set its weave.
You formed my body and gave it breath.
Renew me this day in the image of your love.
O great God, grant me your light
O great God, grant me your grace
O great God, grant me your joy this day
And let me be made pure in the well of your health.
FREE PRAYERS OF THANKS
THE LORD’S PRAYER
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
Reflect on the gospel and on the Christ of the cross, suffering in the world with all those who are broken.
O Christ of the road of the wounded
O Christ of the tears of the broken
In me and with me, the needs of the world,
Grant me my prayers of loving and hoping,
Grant me my prayers of yearning and healing.
Pray for the coming day and for healing within and among people.
God before me, God behind me,
God above me, God beneath me.
I on your path O God
You, O God, on my way.
In the twisting’s of the road
In the currents of the river
Be with me by day
Be with me by night
Be with me by day and by night.
Celtic prayers from Iona
By J. Philip Newell.