Prayers for The Journey


earth touches heaven

Earth touches heaver – photo by Coe Hutchison

This weekly roundup of facebook prayers has been fun for me to review – not hard to tell that I am writing a book on prayer as an exercise in love

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My good friend Tom Balke just sent me this link to “pray as you go”. It is a beautiful meditative prayer (takes about 10 minutes) offered by Jesuit Media Initiatives. It is well worth a listen but make sure you take the time to go through the whole meditation. www.prayasyougo.org

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Let each breath that you take breathe in God

Let each step that you make live for God

Let each word that you say glorify the One who fills our world with life and love

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Let the love of God soak into your heart,

Let the peace of God soak into your soul,

Let the life of God soak into your spirit,

May they transform you and make you whole.

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Jesus teach us to pray as you did,

Not in thought and speech but in truth and action,

Jesus teach us to love as you did,

In compassion and mercy, with patience and kindness,

Jesus teach to live as you did,

Considering the needs of others as more important than your own.

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Let us love as God loves with forgiveness and restoration

Let us love as Christ loves with compassion and mercy

Let us love as the Spirit loves with truth and action

Let us join the Triune God who is love

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Lord Jesus Christ may we call each other into life and hope,

May we learn always of your love unveiled through the life of others,

And respond to your wisdom expressed through the most unlikely people.

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Jesus may we sit in your presence today

And absorb the inner world of God.

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2 Responses

  1. Hello Christine,

    I’m enjoying your prayers for the journey. As we have recently been stepping out with ‘Walking Church’ (http://www.mennoworld.org/2012/4/16/london-congregation-takes-worship-outside/). I have been working on some 3mph liturgy: ‘Litany for the Wayside’. This prayer is a fragment from that litany: http://radref.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/beginning.html. All my radref material is posted via facebook, so I”m glad to call this a ‘facebook prayer’.

    • Phil, thank you for making me aware of what you are doing. I love it. May include this in the next post I do with examples from Parish Collective and others who are working creatively in their local communities

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