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Prayer: Unconditional Love

Jesus, your witness of unconditional love and forgiveness is really difficult to follow. Please help me as I struggle. Don’t let me become discouraged. Help me to get back up each time I fail, and to resolve more firmly to be merciful and forgiving, as you were. Help me to realize each day that you have sent your ...
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Prayer: For Courage to Serve

God of our hopes and our dreams, you have planted the hunger for glad tidings within us. Make your joy more complete as we participate in proclaiming this Good News; the blind will see the prisoner will be released. Give us the courage to reach out to the incarcerated and bring into reality this promise of freedom. Help ...
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Prayer: Using Our Gifts; Empowering Others

Lord God, we gather together in your name. We acknowledge your loving presence among us. We ask you to help us to recognize the many gifts we have received from you. We thank you, in particular, for inviting us to serve you. Guide us as we seek to use our own gifts more fully ...
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Prayer: The Demands of Baptism

God of love, in the Jordan River you revealed Jesus as your beloved Son. We praise you for the gift of Christ, our salvation and our peace. You anointed Jesus for the service of the world. Strengthen the Church’s witness to this mission in our world today. You brought us to new life and made us members of ...
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Baptism: God Calls Us Each by Name

When I baptized a baby recently, one of the folks in attendance felt that she had missed something.   Approaching me afterwards in the narthex, she asked, “Didn’t we used to put salt in the baby’s mouth?”   Yes, the hypothetical “we” did do that before the ritual commonly used now was adopted. I guess ...
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A Prayer for Family Life

Heavenly Father, we ask you to keep us from taking the ordinary so much for granted. Help us be patient with each other. Help us appreciate all people and see anew the mystery of godliness within them. Give us the humility to ask for the forgiveness we need and the generosity to offer our own forgiveness to others ...
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