I am just back from the Pike Street Market, one of my favourite places in Seattle. The flower sellers are everywhere, lifting my spirits with the vibrant beauty of their bouquets which inspired the first of these prayers. If you would like to receive these prayers each day on facebook you can sign up here
Glory be O God almighty, glory be.
Glory be O Christ redeemer, glory be.
Glory be O Spirit advocate, glory be.
Glory to the One who loves us,
Glory to the One who cares,
Glory to the One who hears us,
Lord Jesus Christ, let the wonder of your love shine forth,
Let the beauty of your image emerge,
Let us magnify your greatness,
And bless the One,
who has given us new birth into a living hope.
May faith go before us,
May hope reside within us,
May love always surround us.
All else will pass,
These three will remain,
And the greatest of these is love.
(From meditating on 1 Corinthians 13)
God may I gaze on you and find myself,
May my eye be focused and my body full of light.
May I move forward with the joy of your presence before me,
And the wonder of your love ever within me.
Let us welcome the good news of the kingdom,
and stand firm in its wonderful truths.
Let us follow its path and not stumble,
And see in it the unfailing love of our Lord.
Lord Jesus Christ you are the way,
May we turn our our face toward you,
And grow in the beauty of your light.
No apologies for the fact that this is derived from the prayer I wrote yesterday (see below):
Christ is the centre and circumference,
Christ is the way and the destination,
Christ is the beginning and the end.
Before, behind, within, without,
Christ is God’s gift of life and love.
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.