Wednesday

& responding-day.

Pray for the coming day. Pray for persons who are seeking God; persons who are sensing a need for “something more”, and for the work of the Holy Spirit who sheds Christ’s light on the path of those who are searching for the “way home,” especially for _____________________.

Lord Jesus, Shepherd who seeks,
By your Spirit, be present in our world today.
Companion those who are lost and seeking a way home,
Give light in their darkness, especially to _____________________.
Give them clarity and guidance in the fog of their restlessness.
As they ache for rest in God, lead them home to your loving and merciful Abba who yearns for their return, and waits on the front porch of the kingdom to greet them.

Shepherd me this day to be a patient listener, a hospitable companion, and a guide who helps others discover your presence and work in their lives.

In your great name, Amen

Pray the prayer Jesus taught his disciples:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever.

Amen.

CLOSING PRAYER

Loving God, Help me to hear your guidance
To listen deeply to your voice.
Awaken my mind and soul to your work
Within and among us through the Holy Spirit.
Help me not to run into busy avoidance.
Bend my heart to stay . . . and to love.
Help me to see as you see, and so
To walk your gracious ways in this world. Amen.