O God, creator and redeemer of humankind, this day we bring to you all the cares and concerns of our hearts. Look now on those who cry to you for help from every corner of the earth. You alone are able to satisfy our deepest needs. As we go to our places of work and service today, go with us. Protect us and support us in the work you call us to do. May your peace, your love and forgiveness and the power of your Holy Spirit work in us and through us to your glory. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
Loving Father, we come to you this day seeking healing for the wounds and illnesses of those around us, our souls, and our own illnesses as well. O Great Physician, examine us through the powerful lens of your love, and heal all your see of our brokenness or malice. We give you thanks for your healing power and for restoring our passion and for refueling our resolve to serve you always and in all things regardless of any setbacks or obstacles we may face. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Lord God, we come to you this day yearning for a new beginning. Reveal yourself to us in this hour, restore and renew our lives and bind us once again to yourself in love, so that our work is begun and ended this day in loving service to others. Open our eyes to the needs of others and inspire us with your compassionate Spirit to share your love in Jesus name. In His name we pray. Amen.
Gracious Lord, your Son Jesus Christ has called us to know you and serve you. In commitment to our faith journey, help us be aware if the needs of our neighbor. Help us to be alive in your Holy Spirit so that we will put our faith to work through caring concerns for the least and the lost. Prepare us for the healing help you call us to give this day. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Holy Lord, your Son Jesus suffered on the cross, and we know that no one in this world can escape suffering. Yet the cross is a suffering that we may or may not choose. It is a free decision which is a sign of Jesus love bearing witness of God’s love in our hearts. Help us to choose the cross in our daily living so that the very love of God is shared with others freely and openly. We pray for your blessing on the National Gathering of Via de Cristo that is happening today in a webinar, for the delegates and their respective secretariats, as well as all the visitors who attend. In his holy name we pray, Amen.
O God, ever flowing with mercy and compassion, you come to lead back to yourself all those who go astray. Preserve your people in your loving care, that we may reject whatever is contrary to you and may follow all things that sustain our life in your Son, Jesus Christ. Keep our hearts and minds centered on your loving care and how to share your love with others. In the name of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
Almighty God, may your word fill our hearts so completely this day that it produces the fruit of your Spirit to witness and serve you as we reach out to others. May you lead us today to those who need to know they are loved by you, and may you lead those to us who help us learn of your grace and your mercy. Bring comfort and peace to all who are suffering in loneliness, or in illness. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
O Lord God you are our shepherd when we go astray. You know each of us by name and our probability of straying through pride, greed or selfish desires. Feed us with your Spirit and teach us to love you as we ought, and to follow Jesus each day in loving others as we love ourselves. Heal us and make us whole so that we can bring your healing love to others. Bring healing to all who are affected by the COVID-19. We pray in Jesus name, Amen.
Almighty God, your Son our Savior suffered at human hands and endured the shame of the cross. He gave his life so that all might come to know you. Grant that we may walk in the way of the cross each day and find in that walk a way of peace and love that comes through the giving of our lives to serve others in Jesus name. Grant that our love may grow stronger each day in the midst of any and all trials that come our way. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Creating God, thank you for your Holy Spirit that guides us in our daily lives. Thank you for loving us and being present to us in every time of our lives, when things seem to go well and when we are perplexed and low. Open our hearts and minds to listen to your guidance in how we can serve you and others in their times of distress and illness, and celebrate with them in their times of joy. Comfort all who mourn, strengthen all who are recovering from illness, and support all who are struggling. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.