Roses

Gracious Lord,

Slow me down.  In the midst of challenging news and anxious moments, help me hear your still small voice of assurance.  Remind me that you are present in each moment, each breath that I take.  You call me to receive the peace only you can offer.  Help me answer your call and dwell in your presence as I face the rush of each day.

Oh Lord, you know my heart.  You know I want to carry your love to everyone I meet.  You know I would like to model your calm presence in every situation.  But my actions don’t always agree with my desire.  Help me rest in your arms and know your stillness.  Then help me share that resting place with all I meet.  Amen

The Simplest of Moments

Gracious Creator,

As I begin today knowing that you are always present, always loving,

let me do all things awed by Your faithfulness to even the simplest of moments.

Help me to bring my mind, my heart and my spirit to all of this day 

so that I truly hear that which calls me.

Give me presence to approach every moment aware of its sacredness

because You dwell there.

Create in me a spirit of wholeness with You.

May this day be one of prayer

that binds me closer to your will.

May this day be one of worship

for the many wonders you have placed in my life.

May this day be one of communion

with people in my life and in my world.

May this day be one of contemplation

on the miracles of the earth that surround me.

May this day be one of service

born of the great love shown me.

May this day be one of forgiveness

that flows from your compassion.

And may this day be one of thanksgiving

for your faithfulness to even the simplest of moments.

Amen