May 18 Prayer
“I finished the work that you gave me to do.”
Jesus prays to the Father as he prepares for the cross.
“Everything that is mine is yours, and everything of yours in mine.”
What is your work here on earth?
What is mine?
Is it finished yet or part of it left in done?
All of the work we have been given to do,
and our lives we cannot hold unto.
But we can freely relinquish and freely give back
what we have been given.
For all belongs to him.
And life and love is made complete when we finish his work.
So offer back to God your hands for creating,
loving and caring.
Offer back the gift of who you are for the world.
Your eyes to look deeper to see another’s soul.
Offer your mind to think and bless with words that call out the better in another human being.
We pray to speak words of peace that will ring true from the peace held inside.
‘So that we may reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves , more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others.’ *
Pause and breathe deeply in the shalom of God.
May peace happen in us,
to finish the work you have given to us.
Complete it in us so we may finish the course and ministry you gave us to do.
May we freely proclaim Christ in all we do and say.
We give everything to You.
‘Everything of mine is yours and everything of yours is mine.’
For you have made me complete.
John 17:10, Acts 20:24-27,