Daily from 06/07/2021 to 06/14/2021
You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will bursts before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12 NIV
The past year has been a difficult and painful one. Around the world there has been devastation from both wars and Covid19. We grieve the losses, and ache for so many suffering people. John Philip Newell's prayer invites us to open our hearts, to be makers of peace, and givers of compassion-to work for the day when the whole world bursts into joy.
Prayer for Earth's Children
To the home of peace
in the field of love
to the land where forgiveness
and right relationship meet.
We look, with longing, O God, for earth's children
with compassion for the creatures
with hearts breaking for the people and nations we love.
Open us to visions we have never known
strengthen us for self giving we have never made
delight us with a oneness we could never have imagined
that we may truly be born of You
makers of peace.
In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Adapted from a prayer by John Philip Newell