Prayer for each day

Adapted from www.taize.fr/en

Prayer for Each Day

Silence

Psalm

My soul, give praise to the Lord;
I will praise the Lord all my days,

make music to my God while I live.

They are happy who are helped by Jacob’s God,
whose hope is in the Lord
their God,
who alone made heaven and earth,
the seas and all they
contain.

It is the Lord who keeps faith for ever,
who is just to those who are
oppressed.
It is God who gives bread to the hungry,
the Lord, who sets
prisoners free.

The Lord who gives sight to the blind,
who raises up those who are bowed
down,
the Lord, who protects the stranger
and upholds the widow and the
orphan.

It is the Lord who loves the just
but thwarts the path of the wicked.

The Lord will reign for ever,
Zion’s God, from age to age.

from Psalm 146

Reading

Paul wrote: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every
family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the
riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner
being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts
through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may
have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and
length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses
knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3,14-19

or

Many of Jesus’ disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So
Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him,
“Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to
believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”

John 6,66-69

Song

Silence

Intercessions

God our Father, you gather us into the communion of your Church: give us life
by your love.

God our Father, you never take back your call and your gifts: give us life by
your love.

Son of the living God, your faithfulness enables us to remain always faithful
to you: give us life by your love.

Son of the living God, you are familiar with our trials and our poverty: give
us life by your love.

Holy Spirit, in our lives you stimulate a desire for peace and justice: give
us life by your love.

Holy Spirit, your road leads us towards all who suffer in our society: give
them life by your love.

Holy Spirit, you have placed gifts in our hearts to make us creators of
communion: give us life by your love.

Our Father

Prayer

Christ Jesus, enable us to forge a steadfast heart to remain faithful to you.
Risen Lord, you send upon us the light of your forgiveness. That is the perfect
gift. And for each person, to dare to forgive awakens God’s joy in us.

or

Jesus our peace, obtain for us the greatest of joys: to have one mind, one
love, one soul.

We pray for the peace of Jerusalem (silence)…..

And further we pray:

God bless Africa

Guard our children

Guide our leaders

And give us peace

For Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen

 

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