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Daily  Prayer

Gracious God, You are with me in each breath I take. As I let it out, I release my cares and worries. I turn them over to you. As the continuing source of love, I depend on you. As a continuing source of joy, I am surprised by you more times than not. Help me to show my love for you to others. Help me to be the giving and hopeful person that you need me to be so your community of saints expands and grows in every time. Protect us from ourselves. Help us to know the earth as we know you. Thank you God. In Christ's Name I pray, Amen.

Yesterdays' Prayers

Creator God, In the wintertime, we are reminded to find our center, to look inward, and gather warmth around us. In doing this we make time for family and friends, we set aside our worries as we know that we can turn them over to you. As we prepare for the holidays, you are with us in the light of the candles, the falling of snow, the smiles of people around us. We are grateful. Yet we have concerns. We cannot see how things are getting better in the world. The poor, the displaced and the demeaned still have intolerable circumstances. Give us strength and energy to respond to the needs around us. Help us to resist the temptation to look away. Give us eyes to see and hearts to love. In your name we pray. Amen

Dear God, You are my light in my darkness. When I turn to you, I see with new understanding. My heart is opened when I am open to you. I don't actually understand this, but when I consider you as the caretaker of my life, when I think about how much you ask of me, and how much you love me, I know the light of your grace and love. Thank you God for these lessons. Amen.

Gracious God, Even in the dark woods there is light, even on a cloudy, rainy day there is light. Help me to keep my eyes on the light and carry it's beam along my way. This way I will see what is needed and how to respond, this way I will be brave and step forward when I feel reluctant, this way I will know your grace and love. Thank you for your gifts. Help us to be gentle with those in need, provide energy and health, wisdom and peace. We depend on you for this and more. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Lord, in your mercy you provide for us all. Thank you for the daily grace you give to me and those around me. Even after a night of high water, heavy winds and unease, I awake to a world full of beauty and light. I am grateful, but still I fret. So many people suffer in this world unnecessarily. So little justice and peace seem to prevail.The line between what is mine to take care of and what is yours is unclear to me. Help me to take heed of all that needs my attention. Help me to turn over to you all those matters which I am helpless to control. In you my faith persists. In your name I pray, Amen.

God of Presence and Grace, You are always available to me. Even though I do not understand the mysteries of life and death, of the universe, of belief; I do understand that I am not alone. I take my very life from the wellspring of the universe and find my spark in the essence of you. Thank you for opportunities to learn and grow, to heal and create. Help me to use the gifts you have given me for the good of all, for peace and love. Amen.

Dear God, Take away my doubts, expand my charity. Help me to express my faith in ways that meet the needs of others. Help me remember to use less water and to appreciate the access that I have to clean and abundant supplies of water. You give us so much. Help me to give in kind. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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