Prayers for the week starting on Sunday, June 24, 2018

Household Prayer: Morning

Did you hear, O God,

the morning stars sing together this morning—

just as you heard them at the dawn of creation?

Open my ears today to the music of creation:

where it sings and rejoices,

where it groans in travail,

where it waits in silent longing.

Though I am very small

in the grand scheme of your design,

teach me to tend the earth in ways that increase joy;

to mend the earth in ways that restore fruitfulness;

and to wait with the earth for the hope of redemption;

in the name of Christ, my Savior. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

Loving God,

in your earthly life,

when evening had come

you led your disciples away

from the crowds and the busyness of the day.

You were so tired,

you fell asleep in the boat . . .

so tired that even a storm did not wake you up!

You know our weariness well,

our need to rest and sleep soundly.

Help me too, then, to leave behind

this crowded day,

my crowded thoughts.

Speak to me the words you spoke

to the wind and the waves:

Peace! Be still!

And, in faith, I will try to let go

of all that has been today and rest,

trusting in you.

In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Reprinted by permission of Westminster John Knox Press from Feasting on the Word® Worship Companion. Copyright 2014.

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