Lord, many this Monday begin a week grieving, carrying the work of enormous loss and destruction from disaster, both natural, and caused by people. For many Lord, life is shattered and will never be the same. For many efforts at recovery and rescue will be the path for a long time to come. In Guatemala, in Oregon, in Syria, in Afghanistan, in the Carolinas, in Tampa…..
Good Shepherd, lead us to peace and justice and healing.
So we begin the week praying for others saying, Christ have mercy….
Creator God, On this Monday, please grant me the energy to undertake what you are calling me to do, The sensitivity to discern it, the courage to engage it, the creativity and wisdom to do it well, the gratitude to find joy in it, the strength to complete it, and the humility to entrust it to you. All this for Christ’s sake. Amen