Wednesday, November 30, 2016

MorningPrayer Wednesday

Dear God,
     We pray for those whose lives have been torn and twisted by events beyond their control.  May we all rest in your hands of caring and compassion and float in the assurance of faith. Help us to maintain a spirit of belief and love.  Help us to keep mystery and wonder in our hearts as we move forward in your grace.  For you are God of salvation and hope, though maybe dim at times, is never dead.  Be the vision and support of our heart and mind. In Jesus, we pray. AMEN

Monday, November 28, 2016

MorningPrayer Monday

Dear God,
      We need your help.  We have tried to heal ourselves. We have tried to mend our wounds. We have tried to alleviate stress, anxieties, fears, shame, guilt frustrations and failures, and all to often we have failed.  We have tried remedies. conversation, medicine,  therapies, and all to often we have failed.  We cast ourselves upon you and your infinite mercy. We seek your touch for compassionate healing and wellness. We ask the Holy Spirit to enter into our lives and purify, cleanse and make whole. We will continue to do our part but we need you, our living God. AMEN

Thursday, November 24, 2016

MorningPrayer Thursday

Dear God,
    On  this traditional day of thanksgiving, we do pause and give thanks.   In the abundance that many of us enjoy;   food, family, comforts  and activities,  we do pause and recognize our blessings  and the gifts of life and options that we enjoy.  in gratitude to you, God,  we give thanks for we are truly among the fortunate.  in joy, we celebrate this love. AMEN

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

MorningPrayer Tuesday

Dear God,
      A week of thankfulness is ahead of us. A time to reflect on our blessings and gifts. And yet, in the middle of  our gratitude we are aware of losses, especially our loved ones. And so, we give thanks for the people who have cared for us and contributed to who we are. May we be worthy of their dreams for us and your vision for us, God. AMEN

Monday, November 21, 2016

MorningPrayer

Dear morning prayer reader,
  I am back.  On a trip and haven't been able to sign in but have now figured it out.
   Prayer blessings to you.
    Keith




Dear God,
      May the mighty winds of the Spirit infuse us with power, energy and joy.
      May the silence of the Spirit saturate us with Holy thoughts and compassionate love.
       In gratitude may we walk in beauty and the harmony the Spirit gives and creates in our lives.
       In the mystery of the Divine truth, we pray.
AMEN
     
   

Friday, November 18, 2016

MorningPrayer Friday

Dear God,
    We step outside and stand very still...
    The very air is a Holy hush.,,
    Between heart beats, before the directors wand slashes and  cymbals crash we stand exposed before the throne of the Most High.  There is no turning back from this moment, we most go forward off the mountain and into the valley of shadows. We are filled with promise and expectancy.         We overflow with your vision and your love.
      The very air explodes and the day begins as the violins expand the universe and the basses support creations longing.  We fill the gaps as part of your grace. AMEN

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

MorningPrayer Tuesday

Dear God,
     Just as Jesus reached out and touched the blind, the lame, the leper, the Samaritan, the gentile; might we also reach out and touch the "others" among us with acceptance, understanding and tolerance.  May we offer the water of kindness and the bread of compassion to all among us.  May our ideals of loving kindness be universal and may we be expressive of the  very soul and spirit of the living Christ. AMEN

Monday, November 14, 2016

MorningPrayer Monday

Dear God,
    Sometimes the ugliness and stress of the time causes us to forget the beauty that surrounds us.  Reconnect us with that which is beautiful, inspiring and awesome.  Let us have a new image of that which is gorgeous and stunning.  Fill us full of the hopefulness found in the music of the maestros, the images of the masters, the landscapes of your creative touch.  May the universe explode in our souls with a taste of brilliance and fill us full of love. In the beauty of grace we pray. AMEN

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Morningprayer Sunday

Holy God,
    May this sabbath be a time of silence and inner serenity.
    May it be a place of solitude, contemplation and gentle peace.
    May it be a beginning for patience, wisdom and clarity.
    May it be reflective of  us as people of faith.
In Jesus name, we pray,
AMEN

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

MorningPrayer Wednesday

Good morning God,
     Today is a sad troubling day for many of us. It is difficult to understand the choice of President that was made.   For the past year we have heard Trump express sentiments that are against everything we value and hold as moral in human relations. That he has been supported in his rhetoric is an indictment of our culture and people.   Do we really believe this, or were we pulled into political ranting and raving. It has been divisive, racist, sexist, mean-spirited and certainly not Christian in its focus and content. It is not the values that Jesus expressed or that the Bible shares of love, forgiveness, compassion and tolerance. I am dismayed and pessimistic about this choice. 
     It remains to be seen whether he truly means what he has said and will pull our country further down this path.   With your help, God, we ask the Holy Spirit to give us a large dose of wisdom, clarity and kindness.  We need to elevate our values of goodness, acceptance, understanding and love to a higher level.  We need to be as Jesus would have us be, to not only believe in the Regin of God and its values but to practice it to a higher level of compassion and love. Help us God. AMEN

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

MorningPrayer Tuesday

Dear God,
   For our country we pray as we  continue with the privilege and responsibility of living in this process we call democracy.  May we vote with wisdom, discernment and clarity as we move towards a purpose that is consistent with the Kingdom of God. May we all strive for the greater good of equality and recognition of all as valued, and supported. May our religious values as expressed by the compassionate one, Jesus of Nazareth translate to us in our own neighborhoods.  In his name, we pray. AMEN

Monday, November 7, 2016

MorningPrayer Monday

Lord With Us,
  We have no fear because you are with us.  We draw the breath of composure and faith, knowing that you live in  that breath and fill us full to overflowing.  As the sunlight fills the morning spaces, so in you, are we immersed in hope and trust.  No trembling nor tears of despair, have we --only the faces of gladness and  the songs of praise, these are our thoughts and actions of life. In Jesus we pray, AMEN

Sunday, November 6, 2016

MorningPrayer Sunday

Dear God,
    In the sanctuary of our daily space, where our inner thoughts meet outer limits we seek a Holy moment, the line between the known and the unknown.  We are not afraid of mystery.  We embrace miracles.  We are transformed by the unknown. We are challenged by you, God, to live on the mountain and be people who fills the gaps with our love,  By your grace, we will so do and be, AMEN

Friday, November 4, 2016

MorningPrayer Friday

Holy God,
     Late leaves whisper in the tree  tops this morning, reluctant to leave their dwelling and return home to the earth. The breeze whispers of new possibility in the day yet begun. We see your face in the garden and feel your touch, welcoming us into life beautiful and eternal. May we pause in the moment, experience the divine and know the transforming power of your presence.  Let us begin again, this day. AMEN

Thursday, November 3, 2016

MorningPrayer Thursday

Dear God,
   For the many blessings we have, we give thanks...for instance...
-even if we don't like our job, at least we have one.
-if we have trouble with our memory, at least we remember that we don't always remember.
-for our house that needs repairs, at least we have a roof over our heads.
-for our country, however imperfect, at least we have freedoms.
-for loved ones we have had in our lives, their spirit is always with us.
    In gratitude, we give thanks for your presence in our lives and for the wholeness, wellness and healing grace in which we live. AMEN

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

MorningPrayer Wednesday

Dear God,
Take us and use us this day as tools prepared to do good.
    If we are dull, sharpen us.
    If we are rusty, oil us.
    If we are sputtering, gas us up.
    If we are broken, heal us.
    If we are afraid of our purpose,  redirect us to the maunal of use.
    If we are lost, search for us, find us, love us.
In your service, we live.
AMEN


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

MorningPrayer Tuesday

Dear God,
    Sometimes we have days of frustration, stress and discomfort.  What do we do? What choices do we make? Do we cry, get angry, retreat or attack? Do we have a living faith response? Do we dip into the well of living water flowing from the center of creation? Flowing from your love.  Flowing from  your body in grace. Do we pause in the silence of holiness and whisper a prayer that heals and saves? Has our years of faith become in us a deep reservoir, a communion with you? Yes. AMEN