June 16 Prayer
Sow generously you and you will reap generosity
Give out of what you have
Give away who you are
For God is able to provide you with every
blessing in abundance.
For He is the sower that plants every good thing in our lives.
We have enough of everything,
So we may share abundantly in every good work .
‘ Lord we are full of everything good thing you have given us.
Help us to…
Look for the good and not evil.
Where there is lack and hunger in others,…
May we sow generously the words of life
without correction and condemnation.
May we embrace the weak with arms of compassion
and open the door to the needy through our comfort and advice.
May we cover the naked with kindness and love
to show them the better way.
Thank you Father that in doing these things we may do them unto you without receiving any recognition.
For you see our hearts and will reward what is done in secret.
You are enough and our sufficiency is in your goodness that will never run out.
May we scatter abroad the seeds of goodness that are ours to give away and in refreshing others we will be refreshed.
“God is a Good without drawbacks,
and a well of living water without bottom
and the soul is made in the image of God
to know and love God.”
2Cor.9:6-11, Matt.6, Prov.11:25
June 15 Prayer
Morning is here
Awaken to the word that calls you into hope
Something is new
in the beginning of a day.
Mercies from God
just be alive
to breathe and walk and see and hear.
Oh may we enter this wonder of a new day and really listen to the invitation of break through.
Just as the first morning is broken and enter
the flow of unceasing loving kindness from the Father of all creation.
‘Excel in everything, in faith, in speech
In knowledge, in eagerness to give,
To be apart of something bigger than yourself.
To be a part of what God is recreating on the earth.’
Take in a deep breath and apray a prayer of participation;
Lord, create something new in me today.
I open my hands for you to fill them with creative acts of love and to give myself to others.
Renew in me an eagerness to participate in the privilege of sharing what you have given to me.
May I be faithful to your presence through this day and follow the flow of your love and kindness.
May my lips praise you with hope
for your mercies never cease,
and may I believe that they will sustain the newness you bring.
Let this new morning be broken in me.
To see your beauty and glory on this new day.
2Cor. 3:1-9, Lamentations 3:22
June 14 Prayer
..”having nothing yet possessing all things..
Closer to the one who holds you.
having your mind set on nothing else
No one else
No predicted future outcomes
but set in peace,
Placed In goodness.
“For God remembers all of your offerings,
all of your sacrifices.
He gives you your heart's desire and will fulfill every
one of your plans.” Ps.20:3-4
I tell my soul…
‘Come a little closer
and you will find that having nothing you possess all things,
When I am unrecognized I am acknowledged by him.
In death, I live,
When sorrowful, I will rejoice
Even in my own poverty I am able to enrich many.
May we all come a little closer today to God's will and heart for each one of us.
May we loosen our grip on the things that tie us down and keep us from living freely,
So we may be able to give generously to others in our lives.
..’Having nothing yet possessing all things.’
For we have everything in You, Jesus!
There is beauty here waiting to unfold.
There are hearts that behold.
Hearts to enter in.
The heart of Jesus,
The heart of his mother Mary.
a sacrificial giving
a yielding to the giving
Until the two become one through a consensual yes.
There is beauty waiting to enter
In you and in me.
By the spirit
That he gives us
When we take the the time to slow down-
Listen a while, yield to
and even let your heart come to a stop-
until it begins to beat again….
This time with the merciful, remarkable love of God
that no one
and nothing could ever diminish.
“May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and the endurance of Christ.” 2 Thess. 3:5
Let the beauty of Christ and the communion of the Holy Spirit unfold within your heart today.
June 11 Prayer
Enter the heart of Jesus
His sacred heart
The one God the Father reveals himself through
wounded by our sins,
Hurt by our wandering far from his love…
His heart remains open
His heart is tender towards us
Heals us when we do not even recognize him.
God lifts us up like a small child
Draws us close into his chest
Holds and protects us
With cords of kindness and mercy
Leading us with bands of love
As a good, good Father does.
And when we stray
He does not turn away rather He bends low
down to where we are to meet us there.
‘Lord, Our God
May we do the same.
Where Christ is not known,
May we show kindness and love.
Where there is longing
Make yourself known through us.
Draw us ever closer
into your heart
“It is in your ever-infinite goodness that I want to lose myself,
O Heart of Jesus!
I hide myself in your Sacred Heart.”
Therese of Lisieux
Hosea 11:1-4,8-9, Eph.3:14-17
June 10 Prayer
‘Whenever we turn to the Lord the veil is removed.’
Veils are like masks, they hide our faces from each other.
We hide ourselves when we isolate and withdraw from others, and from God.
For God is revealed in our faces,
the face of Christ will be seen when we turn to God.
Now we have been unveiled, as a bride on her wedding night.
Vulnerable, trusting and in love.
We have the very spirit of God in us and where the spirit of the lord is,
there is freedom.
All barriers are removed!
Pause to hold a moment of wonder and awe that God loves you this much.
‘Jesus, you are the revealed face of God.
His glory shines through you unto us.
As we return to you we give you permission to remove our veils.
We let go of our masks that hide us from other.
Shine your light of glory upon our faces so our smiles are seen and
your love displayed through our words and deeds.
We come out of hiding and enter the dance of freedom.
Let your spirit breathe new life upon us and in us once again.
School us in the dance steps of freedom with unveiled faces.
May your glory shine through us in the world of darkness we pray.
So others that are hopeless and blind may see.
You Light the way.
June 9 Prayer
“The spirit gives life
and the ministry of the spirit comes in glory”
Who he is in fullness through Jesus,
He has placed in us.
The law written in our hearts is freedom
and in this place we become His glory.
As we look to Jesus and love him with all our hearts
we then will reflect the very glory of God to the world.
Pause to ponder the place where you are with this.
‘Oh God, we are so humbled by this gift of grace given to us.
How can we reflect your glory when we are broken down,
full of ourselves,
full of judgments, rules and constraints?
Forgive us for placing rules and shoulds
upon ourselves and others that we can never live up to.
We freely receive again the work of grace by your spirit in us.
Come with your glory to overshadow all of the restrictive bonds
All the walls we have erected that hold us back from being true to who you have made us.
We welcome the power of your spirit in our lives to set us free.
May our faith always be demonstrated by love
to overlook the shortcomings of others.
May we look at each other and ourselves
through the eyes of Christ’s sacrificial love.
We will tend to your spirit of glory within us today
and live whole lives reflecting your beauty.
In Jesus' glorious name we pray.
June 8 Prayer
In all things
before all things
holding all things together
created all things.
are in him where the fullness of God dwells
A part of his work
to reconcile, remake, retore,
To Heal and
renew all things.
We are the light of the world.
Pause here to reflect and pray;
Begin in me O Lord,my God,
You are my light.
Brighten the darkness about me.
Let me not lose my taste for goodness, in my attitude toward others.
May I be the light to shine as you have declared,
Jesus, your church to be.
May we be so close to you, so focused on your beauty.
Jesus, the fullness of God,
Become full in us, we pray.
Show us this day the one that you have
prepared for us to bring your gracious light.
All things in you.
Col.1:15-20, Matt.5:13-16, 2 Sam. 22:29
June 7 Prayer
Blessings of encouragement come through affliction and
everything in heaven and on earth will come together
in unity under Christ.
Where do I put my trust and whom do I look to for consolation?
‘Look to Him that you may be radiant with joy, and your face may not blush with shame.’ Ps.34:6
Today receive the blessing of joy,
May it rise up in you knowing that you are sharing all things with Christ.
Suffering and sorrow last for the night but joy comes in the morning.
So rise up this day and give thanks.
Receive the blessing of endurance,
He will see you through this.
May the blessing of His will be accomplished in your life.
May you receive the riches of God's grace, wisdom and understanding.
As you look to the sufferings of Christ
may you know the mysteries held there.
May your joy be made full.
Lord, we rise up this day and put our full trust,
hope and joy in You.
Our faces are fixed on this blessing found in you today.
Eph. 1;4-10, 2Cor.1:3-7
June 5 Prayer
Saturday Slow Down
A Blessing to
Slow into stillness
Let a lightness emerge in
the space for waiting.
There is a lighthouse there centered
embedded upon a strong solid jetty
out in the middle of the sea.
Where storms come and waves rise high
‘There is a rock much higher than I.’
A strength from a contentment in knowing
All things will pass away
Only the One will remain forever.
Today in the slow down
receive this blessing of stillness.
Where you are striving,
receive the blessing of surrender.
Allow your soul to slow down into the
center of the here and now.
In the oneness with the One that makes you strong, solid and sure in the passing of time.
And say your own yes to the blessing that is within you.
Say a yes to…‘It is well with my soul.’