Prayer for the week

This week’s poem is taken from the Northumbria Community’s Celtic Daily Prayer (Book 1). It’s a good one to use if you wish to pray for one particular individual and hold them in mind while saying each verse.

May the Father of Life pour out his grace on you;
may you feel his hand in everything you do 
and be strengthened by the things He brings you through;
this is my prayer for you.
 
May the Son of God be Lord in all your days,
may He shepherd you the length of all your days,
and in your heart may He receive the praise:
this is my prayer for you.
 
And despite how simple it may sound,
I pray that His grace will abound
and motivate everything you do;
and may the fullness of His love be shared through you.
 
May His Spirit comfort you, and make you strong,
may He discipline you gently when you’re wrong,
and in your heart may He give you a song:
this is my prayer for you.
 
May Jesus be Lord in all your ways,
may he shepherd you the length of all your days,
and in your heart may He receive the praise:
this is my prayer for you. 

Amen