Life is a Gift

prayer for our week

O God, great Mystery of Life and Universe, we bow in humble awareness that life is truly a gift.

Remind us today that gratitude should be our daily prayer.

For another day behind us we are grateful for time well lived. For the clean slate of another week ahead we offer it in service and care.

For a day begun knowing our gifts and imperfections, we enter it boldly, with a sense of awe and wonder.

For the people we will meet this week that will no longer be strangers, but friends, may we nurture the budding bond of community and hope.

When the challenges of life meet us head on, may our God of kindness and amazing grace sustain, and cause our day to bloom as the forsythia of spring.