Prayers for the Journey

by Christine Sine
Sunset in Seattle

Sunset in Seattle

The Light for the Journey facebook page is changing. I have asked a number of contemplatives around the world to participate with me in sharing prayers, contemplative practices and their journeys. Mustard Seed Associates is a community based organization and believe that all we do should be a reflection of the gifts and talents of the broader community of which we are a part. One of the strengths of this blog is the diversity of voices that contribute to its content and I want to make sure that the facebook pages associated with it reflect that.

I will continue to post each week the summary of prayers but will also add links to articles, prayers and meditations that this growing contemplative community shares with us.

May the centre of all things be Christ,

May the way of all things be Christ,

May the truth of all things be Christ,

Behind, before, within, without,

May the life of all things be Christ.

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Lord Jesus Christ may we look at you in every moment,

May we centre not on problems but on your resources,

May we run your race with purpose in every step,

And keep our eyes on your enduring love.

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Lord Jesus Christ may we live by your royal law,

May we love mercy not judgement,

Show compassion not indifference,

Practice peace not war,

May we love God with our whole hearts gladly,

And love neighbours as we do ourselves.

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Lord you are the lover of my soul,

Jehovah Jirah you are my provider,

Restorer of all things, you are my redeemer,

Gardener of creation, you are the one who formed made me.

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Tuesday morning’s prayer was an adaptation of one I wrote last year for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

May all of us remember with love and compassion this day.

May we grieve with those who still mourn,

And share memories with those who cannot forget.

May we draw strength from those who bravely responded,

And gave their lives to save others.

May we stand with strangers who became neighbours,

And give thanks for their generosity and hospitality.

May we remember all who have lost loved ones to terrorism and violence,

And commit ourselves to bring your peace.

Above all God may we remember your faithfulness,

And learn to trust in your unfailing love.

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Interesting link shared this week:

How Spiritual Direction Can Make You Feel Closer to God

The Ascent to Assisi – by Contemplative Activist Micha Jazz.

In His Footprints

This is an interesting facebook page. To walk a prayer labyrinth is to open a new connection between God’s heart and your own. . . To walk uprightly, faithfully and lovingly, is to find an uncommon joy and peace in the journey.

In His Footsteps serves as an informational resource for recovering the Prayer Labyrinth as an ancient, yet ever new, prayer experience. In addition, snippets of inspiration are offered for your daily walk with God.

“You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your Presence.” Psalm 16:11

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