Great are you, LORD, you are gracious, compassionate, slow to anger, and rich in love. Our ancestors and previous generations tell us of your mighty acts. We meditate on your wonderful works, and we proclaim your handy-work. We love you, LORD.
We pause under the Faith-marker of Fig Tree’s blossoms. We place all faith in you. In your sacred prayer space, we confess our struggles to bear good fruit. You examine our hearts and replace our dead wood with new shoots.
Be our strong rock, a castle to keep us safe, for you are our crag and stronghold. Breathe new life into the limbs of our family trees, O LORD. Bless the new blossoms that grow here, and the new fruit that is to come. Count us among your blessed children. Restore our families for your sake. We will remember your blessings, and praise your name throughout the generations.
Loving Yahweh, you never forget us and you are with us always. Thank you for your protection and blessing us so we are fruitful. You fulfil your promise that you will be with us. We take comfort knowing that just as you have been with our ancestors and us, you will be with the future generations. Our lives are a testimony of your grace.
We pause under the Faith-marker of Fig Tree’s blossoms. Search us, and know our hearts. Test us, and know our thoughts. We struggle to remain faithful to you. We struggle to remain free from judging ourselves and others. In your sacred prayer space, you calm and reassure us. You remind us to focus on you alone. You invite us into your mystery, where you completely surround us.
Today, we invite you to reread, rest and reflect on the prayers of the past week.
Lectionary Readings for Today:
Walk with us through our days on this earth. Cast us not from your presence. We will return goodness to those who cross our paths. We will share in times of famine and harvest honourably. One thing we ask; this is what we seek–to dwell in the house of the LORD all our days. May our descendants bury us in the land you promised long ago, beneath Ancient Faith-markers. And may we always remember your faithfulness to us. Clothe our children and grandchildren in the same armour of your light, throughout the generations.
Thank you, Jesus, for revealing to us God’s love for us, and how we are to love one another. We are a part of your community; we are called to love one another. Thank you for your compassion, love, grace, peace, and mercy that encompasses us. May we receive your grace, mercy, and love so we may love ourselves and your creation.
We enter your sacred prayer space clothed in the armour of your light. By your grace, we walk your Ancient Path with faith that you are with us; your teachings guide our steps. You reveal to us the power of our words when we walk with you–power to destroy or to restore.
Be good to us, LORD, so we will obey your word in the land of the living. Give us strong voices, so we will recount your teachings to the generations and tell of your blessings to us.