Tuesday Tea & Prayers is a short prayer time once a month, offered through the St. Mary's Chapter of the Daughters of the King in San Pedro. We begin with checking in with everyone, and thinking of the things we are grateful for; Scripture and/or prayers are read; then there is time to center and offer your own prayers ~ silently, aloud, or in the chat; and we close with the Alternative Lord's Prayer from A New Zealand Prayer Book.
Here are the scripture/prayers used on March 9th ~
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.
-Isaiah 40:31 NLT
Prayer for strength for a friend
Amidst this great storm you’re safe in his arms.
God be above you, his lighthouse will shine,
Rays of pure kingdom light gently down.
Sweeping away hurt to new life again.
God be beneath you, your bare feet will tread
Upon softest grace sand wherever you’re led.
Filling your mind with new colours and plans.
God be within you, restoring your soul,
With breezes of healing and eternities gold.
We need your light, Lord, in every way. We pray to be filled with your light from head to toe. To bask in your glory. To know that all is right in the world, as you have planned, and as you want it to be. Help us to walk in your light, and live our lives in faith and glory. In your name, we pray, Amen.
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 way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our home and come on earth.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us,
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us,
From trials to great to endure, spare us,
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
now and forever.