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Opening PrayerFaithful Father, you are our God of grace, mercy and forgiveness.When mercy and pardon sound paternalistic to modern ears, make us realize, Lord,that you challenge us to face ourselves and to become new people, responsible for thedestiny of ourselves…
Opening PrayerGod, we do not want to die; we want to live. We want to be happy but without payingthe price. We belong to our times, when sacrifice and suffering are out of fashion. God,make life worth the pain to…
Opening PrayerLord our God, many of us never had it so good and so we have become smug and selfsatisfied, happy in our own little world.God, may our ears remain open to your word and our hearts to you and…
Opening PrayerLord our God, your prophets remind us in season and out of season of ourresponsibilities toward you and toward the world of people. When they disturb andupset us, let it be a holy disturbance that makes us restless, eager…
Opening PrayerLord God, you want us to live our faith not so much as a set of rules and practices but asa relationship from person to person with you and with people.God, keep our hearts turned to you, that we…
Opening PrayerJust and holy God, our loving Father, you offered us your hand in friendship, and yousent us your Son Jesus to go with us the road of obedience and loyalty.God, we often hurt this friendship, we act as if…
Opening prayerLord Jesus, send your Spirit to help us to read the Scriptures with the same mind thatyou read them to the disciples on the way to Emmaus. In the light of the Word, writtenin the Bible, you helped them…
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