We hold before God …

A prayer linking us together along the Way.

A woman in prayer

We hold before God:
those for Whom life is very difficult;
those who have difficult decisions to make,
and who honestly do not know
What is the right thing to do.

We hold before God:
those who have difficult tasks to do
and to face, and who fear they may fail in them;
those Who have difficult temptations to face,
and who know only too well that they may fall to them,
if they try to meet them alone.

We hold before God:
those Who know that they can be their own worst enemies.

We hold before God:
those Who have difficult people to Work With;
those who have to suffer unjust treatment,
unfair criticism,
unappreciated Work.

We hold before God:
those who are sad because someone they loved has died;
and any Who are disappointed in something for Which they hoped very much.

A prayer by William Barclay in Celtic Daily Prayer, p. 218

We are called to walk with others when the Way is easy and when the Way is difficult. We count on our companions to walk with us when the Way is easy and when the Way is difficult. We need each other. Let us pray for each other, always. ~Fr. Dan

Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning.

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Keep me mindful of your guidance

Today, be mindful….

Couple on the Camino de Santiago

Holy One, you have made known to me the ways of life and have promised to fill me with the gladness of your presence. Keep me mindful of your guidance and your promise as I travel through this day, that my heart may be glad. Amen.

Kimberly Bracken Long, Feasting on the Word Worship Companion: Liturgies for Year A, Volume 1 (p. 142), Westminster John Knox Press. Kindle Edition.

The Feasting on the Word Worship Companion offers worship and prayer suggestions for each of the Sunday’s of the Church Year based on the Revised Common Lectionary calendar. Each week a “Household Prayer” for use in the Morning and another in the Evening is presented. This is the Household Prayer: Morning for the Second Week of Easter. ~Fr. Dan

Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning.

Image: Source unknown. Couple walking the Camino de Santiago.

A Pilgrim’s Prayer

To see Christ in others and to be Christ for others.

Couple on the Camino de Santiago

Lord God,
whoever you bring into our path today,
may we see Christ in them,
and may they see Christ in us,
for your love’s sake. Amen.

John Pritchard, Pocket Prayers for Pilgrims (Kindle Locations 490-493). Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd. Kindle Edition.

A simple prayer on this Monday in Lent. A simple prayer with profound implications as God answers and sends “whoever” into our path today. Be blessed in your walk today. ~Fr. Dan

Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning

Image: Source unknown; couple walking the Camino de Santiago