Please use the prayers below for your own reflections this Tuesday-
Help me, my God, to be joyful always, to pray at all times, and be thankful in all circumstances (adapted from the Good News Bible rendering of 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
O Lord, prepare us for all the events of the day; for we know not what a day may bring forth. Give us grace to deny ourselves; to take up our cross daily, and to follow in the steps of our Lord and Master.
Matthew Henry, 1662-1714
empower me to be a bold participant,
rather than a timid saint in waiting,
in the difficult ordinariness of now;
to exercise the authority of honesty,
rather than to defer to power,
or deceive to get it;
to influence someone for justice,
rather than impress anyone for gain;
and, by grace, to find treasures
of joy, of friendship, of peace
hidden in the fields of the daily
you give me to plough.