Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Easter Blessing

May God the Father, who raised Christ from the dead, open to us the gates of everlasting life.

May God the Son, who in bursting from the grave won a glorious victory, give us joy as we share the Easter faith.

May God the Holy Spirit, who filled the disciples with the life of the risen Lord, empower us for witness and fill us with the peace of God.

May the rule of God the Trinity remind us not to be afraid but instead to go and live in peace rejoicing that Jesus Christ is risen.


Thursday, 17 March 2016

James 5:1-6; 2 Corinthians 8:9

My Father,
I am blessed and rich.
Thank you.

Forgive me 
where I have stolen from the poor;
where I have lacked compassion and hoarded wealth;
where I have lived in self-indulgent pleasure;
where I have fattened my body;
where gold and silver have corroded my heart;
where riches have rotted my values.

Forgive me 
because of the mercy and grace of Jesus Christ, 
who though he was rich yet for my sake became poor 
that by his poverty I might become rich.


Thursday, 10 March 2016

James 4:6

Give me a submissive will.
Strengthen me to resist the devil.
Draw me near to your heart.
Cleanse my hands.
Purify my heart.
Keep me from double-mindedness.
Turn my laughter to repentance.
Turn my frivolity to mourning
And humble me before you.