|August 27, 2016: #151
|PRAYER FOR PEACE
Lord, Make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, let me give comfort.
Where there is doubt; faith, despair; hope, darkness; light, and sadness; Joy!
Oh, divine Master; grant that I may not so much seek to be loved as to Love,
to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand.
For it is in giving that we receive; it is in forgiving that we are forgiven,
and it is in dying that we come to know eternal Life! Amen
(Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi)
On the night Jesus was betrayed by one of his own, he took bread in his hands,
gave thanks, broke it, and passed it around to his disciples saying;
Take and eat, for this is my Body which shall be broken for you.
Likewise, after supper, the took the cup and when he had given thanks, he passed it to his disciples saying;
Drink; for this is my Blood of the New Covenant which will be shed for you and for many.
As often as you shall do this, do so in remembrance of me.
J. Sue Gagliardi, Chaplain
O, heavenly Father:
We thank thee for food and remember the hungry.
We thank thee for health and remember the sick.
We thank thee for friends and remember the friendless.
We thank thee for freedom and remember the enslaved.
May these remembrances stir us to service,
that thy gifts to us may be used for others.
Abigail van Buran
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|Gospel of Thomas
They said to Jesus,
Come, let us pray today; let's fast
What sin have I committed? How have I been overcome?
Rather when the groom leaves the bridal suite,
then they shall fast and pray.
A Prayer for the Lord’s Help
I lift up my eyes to You, O You Whose throne is in the heavens.
See, the eyes of servants look to the hand of their owner.
The eyes of a woman servant look to the hand of her owner.
So our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He shows us loving-kindness.
Show loving-kindness to us, O Lord. Show loving-kindness to us.
For we have had our fill of hate. The proud have laughed at us too long.
We have had more than enough of their hate.