Monthly Archives: February 2015
Lord our God,
may the playing
and the watching of sport
of the qualities I need for living:
developing skills and talents,
appreciating the different skills that others have,
learning to co-operate with others,
having respect for others,
being determined and committed,
having a clear goal at which to aim.
Inspire me to work hard
at developing these qualities
in daily life so that each of us – working together –
may help build up your Kingdom.
Lord, as I offer you
all that is ordinary
and everyday in my life,
I ask you
to give me the power of your Spirit
that I may transform each day
by living with a positive attitude,
looking for the best
in people and situations.
Inspire me to live in your presence every day
so that I may share your outlook
and do the ordinary things of life
in an extraordinary way.
May this, Lord, my prayer today,
rise before you
like the burning of incense.
Give us, O Lord, the vision which can see your love
in the world in spite of human failure.
Give us the faith, the trust, and the goodness
in spite of our ignorance and weakness.
Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts, and show us what each one of us can do to set forth the coming of the day of universal peace.
Lord, you call us
not to get too set in our ways,
but to be trustful and faithful,
seeing the need
for the on-going process
of being renewed and re-vitalised.
Repeatedly you call each one of us
to be ‘born again’,
to start anew,
to review priorities
the direction of our lives.
Give us the fullness of your Spirit
that we may live
as you would have us live.