Friday, July 27, 2007

A Lutheran Prayer For Courage

This prayer comes from the Lutheran Book of Worship (Augsburg, 1978).
It suggests that each of us is called by God to be a pioneer
forging our own unique path as we discover and develop our God
given nature and talents.
For some the path may be relatively straightforward; for others it may bring pain and struggle. But we all need faith and courage as we travel into the unknown future: perhaps we could take this prayer with us on our journey?
Lord God,
You have called your servants to ventures
of which we cannot see the ending,
by paths as yet untrodden,
through perils unknown.
Give us faith to go out with good courage,
not knowing where we go,
but only that your hand is leading us
and your love supporting us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
St Michael & All Angels Parish Church, Shefford, UK

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