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By Janet Morley
Christ our companion,
you came not to humiliate the sinner
but to disturb the righteous.
Welcome us when we are put to shame,
but challenge our smugness,
that we may truly turn from what is evil,
and be freed even from our virtues.
in your name. Amen
Bring me your Peace
Lord, strengthen me and teach me
that whatever may come, you will be there: that however fierce the storm,
you will bring your peace. Amen
By Martin Israel
Let the healing grace of your love O Lord,
so transform me that I may play my part in the transfiguration of the world,
from a place of suffering,
death and corruption,
to a realm of infinite light, joy and love.
Make me so obedient to your Spirit
that my life may become a living prayer,
and a witness to your unfailing presence.
From the Anglican Church in New Zealand Prayer Book
Jesus, you knew rejection and disappointment;
help us if our work seems distasteful;
help us what best to do,
what next to do,
or what to do at all.
Give us courage and cheerfulness to go the second mile,
and all the miles ahead. Amen
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For Diocesan Renewal
Lord God, renew your Church and begin with me.
Heal our wounds, give us joy in our faith.
Draw many to share your life, and use us all in your service.
For Jesus sake, Lord of the Church, make us the Church of the Lord.
A Prayer for myself
Let the healing grace of your love, O Lord, so transform me that I may play my part in the transfiguration of the world from a place of suffering, death and corruption to a realm of infinite light, joy and love. Make me so obedient to your Spirit that my life may become a living prayer, and a witness to your unfailing presence.
Prayer by Desmond Tutu from An African Prayer Book
Goodness is stronger than evil;
Love is stronger than hate;
Light is stronger than darkness;
Life is stronger than death;
Victory is ours, through Him
who loves us.
From 'New every morning'
Have mercy , O Lord our God, on those whom
war or oppression or famine have robbed of homes
and friends, and aid all those who try to help them.
We commend also into your care those whose homes
are broken by conflict and a lack of love; grant that
where the love of mankind has failed, the Divine
Compassion may heal; through Jesus Christ our Lord