Used with permission of Creighton University Online Ministries
“Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”
O God, by whose wondrous grace we are enriched with every blessing, grant us so to pass from former ways to newness of life, that we may be made ready for the glory of the heavenly Kingdom. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Daniel 13; Psalm 23; John 8:1-11
Help us to pass from our old life of sin to our new life of grace. This week we let the powerful light of God’s love shine into the deepest, darkest corners of our soul, revealing the most un-loving parts of our hearts, and we ask for forgiveness and healing. Perhaps we might make the Stations of the Cross to stir our hearts more deeply with the sense of his love for us.
Though I walk in the valley of darkness, I fear no evil, for you are with me. – Psalm 23
God of mercy, you gave us new life through baptism, – make us grow day by day in your likeness.
May our generosity today bring joy to those in need, – in helping them may we find you.
Help us to do what is good, right and true in your sight, – and to seek you always with undivided hearts.
Forgive our sins against the unity of your family, – make us one in heart and spirit.
God of love, I know that you are the source of all that is good and graced in my life. Help me to move from the life of sin to which I so often cling, into the new life of grace you offer me. You know what I need to prepare for your kingdom. Bless me with those gifts.
May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.