This weekly roundup of facebook prayers has been fun for me to review – not hard to tell that I am writing a book on prayer as an exercise in love
My good friend Tom Balke just sent me this link to “pray as you go”. It is a beautiful meditative prayer (takes about 10 minutes) offered by Jesuit Media Initiatives. It is well worth a listen but make sure you take the time to go through the whole meditation. www.prayasyougo.org
Let each breath that you take breathe in God
Let each step that you make live for God
Let each word that you say glorify the One who fills our world with life and love
Let the love of God soak into your heart,
Let the peace of God soak into your soul,
Let the life of God soak into your spirit,
May they transform you and make you whole.
Jesus teach us to pray as you did,
Not in thought and speech but in truth and action,
Jesus teach us to love as you did,
In compassion and mercy, with patience and kindness,
Jesus teach to live as you did,
Considering the needs of others as more important than your own.
Let us love as God loves with forgiveness and restoration
Let us love as Christ loves with compassion and mercy
Let us love as the Spirit loves with truth and action
Let us join the Triune God who is love
Lord Jesus Christ may we call each other into life and hope,
May we learn always of your love unveiled through the life of others,
And respond to your wisdom expressed through the most unlikely people.
Jesus may we sit in your presence today
And absorb the inner world of God.