Tuesday, February 12, 2013

weave our days together like waves/and particles of light.

emily freaks out about grad school,
part four...
part hopefully-everything.

from the Book of Common Prayer,
Collect 24:
"For Vocation in Daily Work".

"Almighty God,
our heavenly Father,
You declare Your glory
and show forth your handiwork
in the heavens and in the earth:
Deliver us in our various occupations
from the service of self alone,

that we may do the work You give us to do
in truth
and beauty
and for the common good;

for the sake of Him
who came among us as one who serves.

Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.

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Human Needs Global Resources Covenant, 2009

As fellow travelers on this journey, we commit to this covenant before God. Lord, in Your mercy, hear these our prayers:

When confronted with scarcity, need, and inadequacy, may we be nourished by the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. Abundance overflows from Your table, sustaining all who come in faith. Father, help us.

When monotony blurs our vision and dulls our senses, may we encounter others as Christ did, through intentional presence in daily life, submitting as clay to be formed into vessels filled with the Spirit. Christ, guide us.

When wounded by the fractured condition of Your people, may we be united by Your Lordship in faith, hope, and love; seeing, as through the facets of a diamond, the beautiful spectrum of Your light reflected onto Your holy Church joined in praise. Spirit, empower us.

When all Creation groans, afflicted by injustice and driven to despair, may the promise of redemption root us in the hope of Your Kingdom: "Behold, I am making all things new!"

Holy Trinity, send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve You with gladness and singleness of heart.