© 2018 by Matthew R Green

July 17, 2017

O Lord, who spoke wisdom in parables and taught many through stories that mirrored the people's lives and hearts, teach us to recognize when wisdom is being stolen from us, when we are tempted to give up in the face of trials, and when our hearts are being choked by promises of pleasure and wealth and vanity, so that we might seek out the richness of life with you and grow in love, joy, and peace,...

July 10, 2017

Patient Lord, who understands our weaknesses, having walked this life as we do now, be merciful with us as we war within ourselves, and help us to take on your yolk and walk with you, that going forth tied to you, we might find rescue and rest, through you who lives and reigns with the Father and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scene from the Story of Jacob by Dario the Elder Varotari

July 3, 2017

Father, who knows us better than we know ourselves, give us courage to offer to you that which is most precious to us and the things that we cling to and feel we cannot live without, trusting that while you may burn the profane, you will not take away the things that we need most, but will give them back to us with a blessing, in the name of your Son, who with you and the Holy Spirit abound in wis...

June 26, 2017

Merciful Lord, who has known trials and suffering and who has acknowledged that we will endure the same, give us strength to hold on to your care for us, that we will not be left alone in the wilderness to die, but are beloved in your sight, and give us also courage to take up our crosses and follow you into death, that we might find the life that you have prepared for us, who with the Father and...

June 19, 2017

Master and Teacher, who has proclaimed the good news of the kingdom and displayed the truth of your gospel to many, send laborers into the harvest, and grant us steadfastness as we go, that we might not falter in times of trial and persecution, be persevere, knowing that we are your ambassadors, and you have trod this path before us, who with the Father and Holy Spirit lives together in perfect un...

June 12, 2017

Resplendent Lord, who was sent by the Father, who walked among us, and who remains with us by your gift of the Holy Spirit, grant to us wisdom that we might make not merely people with right knowledge, but true disciples who trust you with their shame and fear and sin and love, that all nations might be filled with those who love to worship you wholly, who together as one Trinitarian God, you live...

June 4, 2017

God of spiritual flame, who looses both tongues and ears, who is no respecter of culture or language or class, and who promises your Spirit to abide in us, open our hearts to receive your power and conviction, that we might be bold both in proclaiming your truth and in breaking down barriers among your children and within our own hearts, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with the...

May 22, 2017

Abiding Spirit, sent by the Son, that we might not be orphaned, turn our senses to your inner presence, that we might recognize your gentle movements in our hearts and that we would not forget that you are near to us throughout our days. We ask this through the Son, who with you and the Father reign forever in glory. Amen.

Christ Taking Leave of the Apostles by Duccio di Buoninsegna

May 15, 2017

You who are the way, the truth, and the life, teach us to turn to you for our salvation, not only as we seek to enter the Father's house, but throughout our days, that we might be granted healing, comfort, friendship, and leading and give glory to you who has invited us into your present and eternal kingdom, who lives and reigns with the Father and Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.

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