10/22/15

Pause for Prayer: 10/23

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I can't begin to count all the
   pardons,
   second chances,
   clean slates,
   fresh starts,
   and new beginnings
you've offered me, Lord,
   in my lifetime,
   in the year at hand,
   last month,
   just yesterday
   and since I woke this morning:
for there is no end to your
   mercy,
   to your patience,
   your indulgence,
   generosity
   and love...

Your mercy is never exhausted, Lord,
your compassion is never spent:
   your kindness is renewed each morning...*

Make me grateful for your love and mercy,  Lord:
   let me never take it for granted...

So, this day, Lord, open up
   my heart and soul,
   my eyes, my ears, my mind,
   my awareness and my imagination...

Open me wide
to all the ways you'll offer me today
   your pardon,
   a second chance,
   a clean slate,
   a fresh start
   and a new beginning...

And as you have freely given me
   the grace of starting over,
help me be free in offering all
   my patience and my pardon...

Amen.

*Lamentations 3:23


 

     
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