Invitation to Daily Prayer for One Another
Monday 22 June 2020, 08:00am - 05:00pm

Carol McMurdo-Paton and Shirley Paton are inviting persons to, separately, join in prayer for our Community of faith and our world each day between 10:00 and 10:30

Here is a suggested liturgy



There is great power in the prayer of community.  Many of First’s folks, by themselves or gathering as family,  are praying this small prayer between 10:00 and 10:30.


Allow about 10 -15 minute  (ADAPT this to address the spirituality of children, youth... as you need)


          Recall that there is much healing power in prayer.

            Healing and grounding for ourselves,

                        for those we love,

                         those we care about,

                        for our country, the environment,  the world....


     In what ever way is comfortable for you

         recognize God-with-Us, the Eternal Love                      

         embracing and energizing, comforting and healing...

    Imagine others from First, praying with you, you with them, at this time.

    Bring into your Circle of Prayer any and all you care about (name them)

                  (allow time for all to voice what is on their heart.)

   Take some time to let your Sacred Love connect

        with the Sacred Love of what was named

   Say a little prayer:example:          Holy One, God,

       be with all that we have named.

       and be with each of us here

       and with our couple/family/church community

       as we ground ourselves in You.

          (add anything else you wish)

    We send Healing,


       Sacred Spirit energy

       to give Wisdom to our Leaders

      strength to Brian and those working with him

     Hope to our environment.

    (if others are with you, ask them if they would like to add anything)


            PRAYING THE PRAYER OF JESUS (Voices United page 916)

                Eternal Spirit

                Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,

                Source of all that is, and that shall be.

                Father and Mother of us all,

                Loving God, in whom is heaven:

               The hallowing of your name echo

                   through the universe!

               The way of your justice be followed

                   by peoples of the world!

                Your heavenly will be done

                    by all created beings!

                Your commonwealth of peace and freedom

                    sustain our hope and come on earth.


     With the bread we need for today, feed us.

     In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.

     In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.

     From trials too great to endure, spare us.

     From the grip of all that is evil, free us.

     For you reign in the glory of the power that is love

        now and for ever. Amen.


SONG: perhaps sing a hymn, as many verses that everyone knows the words.



            And so we end this time of prayer

            grounded and resting in the Sacred

            energized by the Christ-energy.


            We are not alone,

            Thanks be to god.