Prayer of the day
23 August 2014
Let me prefer your presence, O God, to all other company. Let me
exalt your name above all others names, and let me love your
will beyond all other desires; for the sake of Jesus Christ.
Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897)
The field looks hard and bare, but even now the seed grows
beneath the ground.
The land is parched and barren, but even now a cloud makes its way
over the horizon.
The tomb is sealed, but even now new life is breaking the bonds of
Lord of creation and resurrection, you
bring life where there was none,
turn the desert into a garden and overwhelm
bring food to the hungry,
water to the thirsty,
peace to the troubled
and joy to the hearts of men, women and children
throughout the earth.
May the heavens burst forth in praise of Father, Son and Holy
Peter Hancock, Northampton District Chair
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The Methodist Prayer Handbook
These prayers are taken from this year's Prayer Handbook, 'Light
and Hope' which celebrates signs of hope in the Church, the world,
our communities and our lives. The title comes from the hymn May
the God of hope go with us every day (411 Singing the Faith).
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