Evening Prayer June 6
Mercy be with those tonight who feel alone, those who have not chosen the sweetness of solitude, but been cast aside or shut out or sent away or left behind. Guide us to open hearts and doors to one another, to reach out and to seek out those who have been left lonely, who know abandonment, who are shy now for fear of rejection. Mercy make us people of peace who open the new way, who leave no one a stranger, but learn of their gifts and weave them into the wholeness of our communities of grace and goodness, of blessing and hope. Mercy be with those tonight who are full up to overwhelmed and let them have the gift of quiet and space to let go, to grow with silence and tranquility back into their wholeness. Guide us to open hearts and be mindful of one another, to make space for those who need welcome and to make room for those who need solitude, honoring the different seasons each and all of us know, loving each other well enough to make such gift real in this night, in every day. Amen.
Evening Prayer June 3, 2012
Courageous Love lead us each day in greater reverence for what we cannot understand, greater appreciation for the differences that bring goodness as well as division, greater cooperation for the sake of love and mercy and a greener, more hopeful world. Strengthen us through one another when we falter. Grant us good companions – strangers, neighbors, friends, and kin – that we may join in giving generously, in giving thanks, and in giving reasons for the world to grow more trusting and more joyful. And each night, before we rest, may we share our thanks and our praises, in each of our different voices, our different ways of reverence, making refuge and reaching out in holy wonder. Amen.