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Dear Lord Jesus I pray that as I face a new day – I may reflect Your loveliness in the things that I say and do.
I pray that You will give me the love that is in Your heart so that I may give Your love to others.
I pray that You will give me something of Your wisdom so that I may help and encourage those with whom I come in contact today.
I pray that You will give me something of Your patience, so that I may show the same grace and mercy towards those that are in difficulty or discouraged.
I pray that You will grant me Your grace so that I may be equipped to forgive the insults or carelessness of others towards me.
I pray that in all things Jesus may be seen in me.
~ Let Jesus be Seen in Me
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O God of life, who chooses creation over chaos and new beginnings over emptiness, we bring to you the disorder of our nations and world and the emptiness of relationships.
Bless us and the nations with the grace of creativity.
Bless us and all people with the hope of new beginnings.
~ Prayer of Hope, John Philip Newell, Celtic Treasure: 2005, 10.
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We read in the Gospel, Lord, that you went away to lonely places to pray.
In my busy days of noise and action, remind me of my need for time alone and for peace and quiet and silence within.
Be with me now as I pause for a few moments in quietness.
~ In busy days of noise and action
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Refuse to fall down, if you cannot refuse to fall down, refuse to stay down.
If you cannot refuse to stay down, lift your heart toward heaven and like a hungry beggar, ask that it be filled, and it will be filled.
You may be pushed down. You may be kept from rising. But no one can keep you from lifting your heart toward heaven – only you.
It is in the midst of misery that so much becomes clear.
The one who says nothing good came of this, is not yet listening.
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
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Tagged God, Hope
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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon: where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope.
where there is darkness, light. where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
~ A Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi