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Devotions & Prayers

God our Father, you see your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world: Show them that your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and that following you is better than chasing after selfish goals. Help them to take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance for a new start. Give them strength to hold their faith in you, and to keep alive their joy in your creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer p. 829

God of all creation, as young adults, help us to embrace our true potential in this period of development, discernment, transitions, and creativity. Inspire our communities with your Spirit to open themselves to our leadership and insight, creating safe and challenging spaces for us to live into the full stature of Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

Lord of souls, who has called us to service in your Church; all of our trust is in you, for in you are the springs of our life. Abundantly give us your Holy Spirit, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy, and use us as it pleases you for the glory of your Name. Empty us of self, and fill us with the meekness of wisdom. Increase our faith, mellow our judgment, stir our zeal, and deepen our affections. Choose for us the work we are meant to do, the places in which we work, the successes we have, and the harvest we reap. Preserve us from jealousy and impatience, from self‐will and depression. Make us faithful unto death, and give us at last the crown of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

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