A Prayer

O Holy God, you were there this morning as I arose to begin a new day and start a new week. I ask that you walk with me on the path you have laid out. Dwell in my most inner being, inspire my thoughts and imaginations and guide in my decisions.

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart,
wean it from earth, through all it pulses move;
stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art, 
and make me love thee as I ought to love.*

Accompany me this week that I may show love through kindness, sympathy and consideration to those whom paths I cross. Let it begin in my own home as I not withhold the kindness, sympathy and consideration that I give to strangers.

This week as I read, watch television, listen to the radio and surf the internet whether it be for profit or leisure, may what I read or see not lead me away from you, but may it so refresh my mind to more eagerly seek after you with love and kindness.

It is to your care O Father, I commit this week to keep me safe in body, soul and spirit.
*”Spirit of God, Descend upon my Heart” by George Croly, The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 500

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