Saturday, March 18, 2017

Prayer: “An Irish Prayer”

Deep peace of the running waves to you!
Deep peace of the flowing air to you!
Deep peace of the smiling stars to you!
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you!
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you!

We stand before you: We stand before you, Holy Spirit, conscious of our sinfulness, but aware that we gather in Your name.
Come to us, remain with us, and enlighten out hearts.

Give us light and strength to know Your will, to make it our own, and to live it in our lives.
Guide us by Your wisdom and support us by Your power; for You are God, sharing the glory of Father and Son.

You desire justice for all: enable us to uphold the rights of others; do not allow us to be misled by ignorance or corrupted by fear or favor.
Unite us to Yourself in the bond of love and keep us faithful to all that is true.

As we celebrate this day in Your name, may we temper justice with love, so that all our actions may be pleasing to You and earn the reward promised to good and faithful servants.
You live and reign with the Father and the Son, one God, forever and ever. Amen.