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Heavenly father, bless us  and  guide us and lead us along the right paths.  Reveal to us individually your wishes for us and show us what steps to take.  Touch our lives and refresh us with your love and beauty.  Speak peace into our lives and situations, and strengthen those of us who are feeling weak.  Wash away any darkness and renew us with your spirit.

Dear lord, you know us all individually, you saw us being formed in our mothers womb. We can never escape from you.  Every moment you know where we are.  How reassuring that is.

Dearest God enfold us with your love and touch the hearts of our dear ones.  And where there is suffering that we do not  understand, help us not to give up.  Keep us in the shepherd’s fold and may  the crook of your staff comfort us.  Lift us high above any storm that is overwhelming us, and shelter us from any perverse influences.

O lord where can we go except to you.  You are the people’s prince and we are your children.  Fight for us and help us to trust in you no matter what our circumstances.

Bless all those countries who are going through severe persecution, and touch dear god those who are maimed, homeless, displaced, without any hope, afraid, orphaned, bereaved and in captivity.  Let them know they are not alone and you are with them.  Give them a sense of your presence and your love. Let them know they have not been abandoned or forgotten.

in your holy name we ask.


(bible references: psalms 23 and 139)