Sunday, April 11
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Daily Prayer and Thoughtfulness Pattern 2015.12.30

Opening

Let my heart rise up to meet mercy, my voice to meet compassion, my hands to meet action.

BIBOLove: Breath In, Breath Out--prepare

Music

Brand New Sun, by Jason Lytle

How did it get so bad?
With all the dreams we had
Now you seem so sad
So you should hold my hand
While everything blows away

Readings

New Beginnings
By Helen Steiner Rice

How often we wish for another chance
to have a fresh beginning
A chance to blot out our mistakes
and change failure into winning.
It does not take a new year
to make a brand new start.
It only takes the deep desire
to try with all your heart.
To live a little better
and to always be forgiving
To add a little sunshine
to the world in which we are living.
So, never give up in despair
and think that you are through,
For there's always a tomorrow
and a chance to start anew.

Scripture

2 Chronicles 1:7-13
Mark 13:32-37
Psalm 148 (Daily)

Stay awake! Be alert!

Please bring your own sacred readings to the daily pattern. Those selected here are chosen from the Christian scripture cycle of daily readings, the Daily Lectionary, at commontexts.org

Prayers

2015.12.30

For the oppressed and weary
Especially for #blacklivesmatter and
for the LGBTQIAP community.
For the despair of violence,
for the effects of the El Nino system felt around the world
for continued war in Barundi, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria
for those killed in NE Nigeria by suicide bombers
for internet colonialism in India
for US victims of gun violence in the last 72 hours, 63 killed, 141 injured
For the hope of peace,
for the stranded blue whale rescued from a beach in Chile
for survivors found in the China mine collapse after 5 days
for new law in California regarding grand juries
For stateless people and migrants
For those who suffer, are homeless, or are sick
For those we love, those we hate and those we are indifferent to
For the transformation from ME to WE

Let peace prevail on earth.
So mote it be.

News Notes:

Mass shooting resource
Prayer cycle of the world's countries

Lord’s Prayer

Translation by Neil Douglas Klotz, Sufi

O Birther! Creator of the Cosmos,
Focus your light within us— make it useful:
Create your reign of unity now-
Your one desire then acts with ours,
as in all light, so in all forms.
Grant what we need each day in bread and insight.
Loose the cords of mistakes binding us,
as we release the strands we hold
of others’ guilt.
Don’t let surface things delude us,
But free us from what holds us back.
From you is born all ruling will,
the power and the life to do,
the song that beautifies all,
from age to age it renews.
Truly— power to these statements—
may they be the ground from which all
my actions grow: Amen.

May Peace Prevail on Earth. Amen. So mote it be.

2015 12 30

Notes:
"Amen" means "may it be so."
"May peace prevail on earth." is an addition inspired by Michael Dickel 
BIBOLove is an addition attributed to the work of Soyinka Rahim, InterPlay practice, BIBOLove

 

 

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