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Special Prayers

Special Prayers

 A Thanksgiving Prayer

     O heavenly Father:

     We thank thee for food and remember the hungry.

     We thank thee for health and remember the sick.

     We thank thee for friends and remember the friendless.

     We thank thee for freedom and remember the enslaved.

     May these remembrances stir us to service,

     That thy gifts to us may be used for others. Amen


 A Prayer Of Thanks

Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings. Thank you, God, that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.

Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long as possible. Thank you, God, that I can see. Many are blind.

Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising. Thank you, God, that I have the strength to rise. There are many who are bedridden.

Even though the first hour of my day is hectic, when socks are lost, toast is burned and tempers are short, my children are so loud.  Thank you, God, for my family. There are many who are lonely.

Even though our breakfast table never looks like the pictures in magazines and the menu is at times unbalanced. Thank you, God, for the food we have. There are many who are hungry.

Even though the routine of my job often is monotonous. Thank you, God, for the opportunity to work. There are many who have no job.

Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from day to day and wish my circumstances were not so modest. Thank you, God, for life.


 TODAY

Today, Lord, let my life be a prayer,

Let me be so close to you that you become a part of my every conversation.

Let me be open to your presence so that I sense your power at work  in the world you created.

Let me be so filled with your love, it flows out to others.

Today, Lord, today let my life be a prayer.


 For Moments of Crisis

By Neale Walsch

“Dear God, I ask now that only what is highest and best for all concerned will happen. And I leave it to YOU to know and to decide exactly what that is. I trust that you will bring to all the souls involved in this moment exactly what it is from which they will receive the most benefit, the greatest growth, and, ultimately, the grandest joy. Yes, God, I trust you, and I trust Life. Thank you, God. Thanks, and thanks again. This life is a glorious adventure, and I praise you and thank you from my present breath until my last. For I know that even my last breath will not be the end of my life, but only the beginning of another expression of life, which will be truly breathless. Amen, and amen.”


 St. Theresa’s Prayer

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that

has been given to you….

May you be content knowing you are a child of God….

Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your soul the
freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and
every one of you.


A Remembering Prayer

Oh God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency;
Bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.
Amen.