This week’s round up of prayers. I have added some of the links in yesterday’s post to alternative renditions of the Lord’s prayer too as some of you may have missed those.
Lord you have written your covenant of love
deep within our hearts.
You have written your kingdom ways of peace and justice
into the fabric of our world.
Lead us Lord to the place where evil no longer tempts us,
To where we desire your kingdom purposes above all else,
And reveal them in all we are and do.
Not mine alone but stretching beyond family, race, class, and religion, reaching to everyone everywhere.
Hallowed be your name.
May we reverence in thought and word and deed your name, your character, the very nature of who you are.
May your kingdom come,
because we seek it above all else and put it in our prayers where Jesus did, first in consideration and allegiance.
(Today’s prayer is in response to meditating on the Lord’s prayer)
Give us this day our daily bread,
not bread for me alone but for everyone,
not bread for the rest of my life but for today,
For we know that when we seek first your kingdom,
all these things – food, clothing, all we need- shall be added, as and when we need them.
I love this prayer by Henri Nouwen
Praying is no easy matter. It demands a relationship in which you allow someone other than yourself to enter into the very center of your person, to see there what you would rather leave in darkness, and to touch there what you would rather leave untouched.
Your eternal word stands firm in heaven O Lord,
Your faithfulness is as enduring as the earth you created,
All you do flows from your heart of love.
May we seek only you this day,
And see that all you do and all you are is good.
Alternative forms of the Lord’s prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer – An Adaptation – written by the Society of the Sacred Heart