May 6 Prayer
God knows the human heart condition.
He has purified our hearts through faith when we believe.
When we encounter one another we see oh much we do not believe.
Can we look upon each other without making distinctions become divisions?
Can we accept one another as Christ unconditionally accepts us,
without insisting others conform to our ways and opinions?
DIstinctions come in the form of differences.
Maybe we could we see in those differences
something we lack and even need?
Could we welcome the full presence of others without wanting to change them?
Pause to examen the condition of your own heart as we pray;
‘Jesus, we receive your grace and believe that you have
purified our hearts but we are in great need to be renewed
and remade into your image.
Open space in our hearts to welcome fully others that think differently than we.
Help us to welcome unfamiliar places as an invitation to discovery.
‘May everything we are become an offering of our full selves and everything we do come from our deepest centre.’ ST. Therese of lisieux
‘May we become like green flourishing olive trees in the house of the Lord reflecting your glory.’
Ready to be pressed and poured out for others this day.
Acts 15:8-12, Rom. 15:5-7, Ps. 52:8