A Parting Prayer

Before we leave this place,

we pray for our own healing,

the healing of bodies which are sick,

of hearts that are weary,

of minds that are confused

of memories which are over active

and imaginations which are underused.

 

Before we leave this place,

we pray for our own deepening

in faith and hope and love

and in our discipleship in the company of others

and our own walk with God.

 

Before we leave this place,

let us lean on the solidarity of those around us

and the presence of Christ among us

to ask what God wants us to have

and to gracefully receive it.

 

We pray this in Jesus’ name, our friend and savior.

Amen.

 

Source:          Adapted from “In the Days to Come: Songs and Prayers for Peacemaking” by Tony Alonso / John Bell / Marty Haugen

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