Holy One, you bring us joy in the morning! All creation is shaped by your hand, to live in harmony and dignity. Open our hearts to listen to your word and to praise you throughout this day. We ask this as your people united in one spirit. Amen.
They are called happy, O God, who love your law. We pray, then, that the pattern of the gospel may be repeated in our lives and that we may experience the joy and peace that accompany those who walk in the way traced for us by Jesus. May others be encouraged by our example to set their feet on the path to you. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our good companion. Amen.
O God, you are rich in love and tenderness. Give us all we need this day so that we may follow the example of Jesus. Help us to hear and to respond to the pleas for mercy in our land. May we praise you forever and ever. Amen.
Your maternal love surrounds us, O God, nurturing and sustaining our lives. Inspired by your gentle care, may we offer our support and encouragement to those whom you have called to nurture new life. Give them strength and courage, patience and joy, as they tend these most vulnerable members of Christ's body. We offer this prayer through the intercession of Mary who bore your Son Jesus to our world. Amen.
God of wonder, we rise this day to give you praise, for you never stop filling the world with beauty. May our lives reflect your glory to the world. Believing in the power of your name and trusting in your Spirit, we ask this through Jesus the Christ. Amen.
Jesus, you promised that whatever we ask for in your name will be granted. Confident in this promise, we pray for the needs of our earth and of all who share it as their home. Give us what we need for life and holiness, so that in all we do we may praise your name and hasten the coming of your reign. In your name, Jesus, we pray. Amen.
O God, you stand by us each new day. We desire to follow you and to glory in your name. Help us to give all that we have and not hold back as we sing your praise in unity with your eternal Word and Holy Spirit. Amen.
God, you know our needs and desires before we are able to form the words. Read our hearts, then, and grant us what we most need to walk in health and holiness before you. As you are generous with us, may we be open-handed with all those whose needs are greater than our own. We ask this in the name of Jesus who fed and healed us. Amen.
You are the God who upholds us in our weakness. Be with us when we are in trouble. May we open our ears to hear, as you call us each by name. Give us courage for this new day as we place our trust in you. We pray always and forever through the power of your Spirit. Amen.
Gentle Shepherd, you guide us to places of rest and revive our weary spirits. As we come to the end of this day we are grateful, once again, for these restoring gifts. Under your watchful care, may we rest secure through the night and rise refreshed and ready for your service. We ask this in confidence, for you hear and answer our prayers. Amen.
God of all Mercy, you give us truth and wisdom for all our days, but we shut our ears to your word and close our hearts to your call. Come to us as we struggle to open our hearts to welcome your Spirit this day. Help us to support one another as we seek to be worthy of the life to which we are called. This we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Spirit of God, dwell in our hearts. Through your transforming power help us to respond more courageously to the gospel challenges calling us to practical love for our sisters and brothers. Inspired by the example of Catherine McAuley may we carry the Good News of your mercy to our world. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.
All glorious God, yours are the heavens and the earth. We begin this day telling of your greatness and knowing our responsibility to help bring about a new heaven and a new earth. Give us strength for our charge, and joy in its fulfillment. We ask this, believing in the power of Jesus' name. Amen.
Loving God, you inspire us with concern for the well-being of all creation. Give us also the strength to transform the compassion of our hearts into acts of mercy and justice. Jesus enfleshed your love as he walked among us; through our lives may your caring presence be evident in our time and culture. We pray as a community united in faith. Amen.