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Sending Forth Prayer

Today’s Reflection

Send us forth, O God, with
every breath a thanksgiving,
every thought wrapped in compassion,
every word filled with kindness, and
every deed a channel of Love.
Through your grace may our lives become a prayer.

– Linda Douty
Praying in the Messiness of Life

From page 104 of Praying in the Messiness of Life: 7 Ways to Renew Your Relationship with God by Linda Douty. Copyright © 2011 by Linda Douty. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Pray today’s prayer. Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

Praise the LORD! Happy are those who fear the LORD, who greatly delight in his commandments.

Psalm 112:1, NRSV

This Week: pray for those who are grieving. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.

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  • Jill February 5, 2014, 4:05 am

    “Every thought wrapped in compassion” – a challenge for me. For often – my inward murmurings lack that positivity. But, I am coming to see that beauty must begin on the inside. Father – please continue to transform me, mold me…don’t abandon the work of Your Hands. You have quieted me…and I don’t believe it is the quiet before the storm; but, rather, the serenity post-storm. I praise You for being my Peace.

  • robert moeller February 5, 2014, 8:12 am

    I’m very grateful that there are writers who post such wonderful prayers here. They do much more than I can, especially in few words. Thank You Lord for all the members of the body of Christ, You give talents for each of us to share.

    Grief may not be up close and personal every moment of our lives, thank God for that, but every day every where people die and their passing causes pain, sorrow, and grief. Lord, as You have helped me and so many others through this kind of valley, help those who are grieving today. Your healing presence makes THE difference. Thank You Lord for Your Love, Grace, and Mercy. In Your name I pray. Amen.

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