Into your hands, merciful Lord, we commend ourselves for this day; may we be aware of your presence until its end; remind us that in whatever good we do we are serving you; make us careful and watchful, so that in everything we may discern your will, and, knowing it, may gladly obey.
Almighty and everlasting God, the comfort of the sad, the strength of those who suffer; hear the prayers of your children who cry out of any trouble; and to every distressed soul grant mercy, relief and refreshment.
(from the Gelasian Sacramentary, 8th century)
This Week’s Affirmation:
“I easily forgive and I quickly move on.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)