Together in Spirit

Prayers

During this time of staying at home, it's important to take care of yourself physically, mentally and of course spiritually.  We are adding prayers here for you to read, pray yourself or do a little meditating.  Don't forget that one of our Lay Ministers, Michael Kassner is holding Zoom Contemplative Prayer on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm.  If you wish to join in on Thursdays, please email Michael at [email protected]

 

You Are the One

We come from love, each one of us, and to love we shall return.

In the meantime, in the churn of daily life, may we be love’s ambassadors, givers, transmitters, nurturers, and cultivators.

May we spread love far and wide and live love, inside and outside. Where love was once a secret,  let us advertise it, proclaim it, describe it, how it takes both subtle and blatant forms, how it tends to go underground for a time before it rises like a tide to sweep away the obstacles to its free flow and warm embrace.

May it be love that leads us forward, love that opens doors, love that seeks out every closed or scared or wounded heart and whispers, “You are the one I’ve been waiting for.”

Author: Danna Faulds

Prayer During A Health Crisis

 Compassionate and Loving Father,

In the face of confusion and concern impart to us the calm of your presence.

In You allow us to find hope and healing.

Be with those who serve the sick and give them Your caring hands.

Be with those who lead and give them Your Spirit of wisdom.

Be with those who have fallen ill and give them Your comforting heart.

Wrap your arms around our world and hold us in your love.

Allow us at this time of trial to then serve as instruments of that love to all we meet.

We ask this in Your Name.

Amen. 

©LPi

A Prayer In Difficult Times

May we who are merely inconvenienced, remember those who lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors, remember those who are most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home, respect and support those who must choose between preserving their health or paying their rent or have no work.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close, remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips, remember those that have no place to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market, remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home, remember those who have no home.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.

Be aware.  Be accepting.  Be Supportive.  Be Kind.

Source:  unknown

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

©2012 EWTN. Used with permission.