Yesterday, today and tomorrow

 

God of all our days, we pray for wisdom

 

God of yesterday, we remember those who have gone before us shining a light on the path of faith

Our forefathers and foremothers who with wisdom and skill built a community and lit a future for his people: the saints of the Church who have prepared the way in which we now follow

And we thank you for the saints of our day, those non-celebrities who unrecognized and unheralded shine a light in the ordinary places of the world

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of all our days, we pray for wisdom

 

God of today, we bring to you our world in all its anxieties and discontents:

Our constant worries about the economy and the world financial system

The conflicts within our society, as people with different interests struggle over resources, ideas and power

The work of the church to keep our faith fresh and alive for new challenges and new opportunities

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of all our days, we pray for wisdom

 

God of this week, we bring you the pain we still carry from our past, the troubles which disturb our present, the worries which make us fear the future

 

Silence

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of all our days, we pray for wisdom

 

God of tomorrow, we do not know what the future holds

We plan

We desire

We expect

But you hold the future, teach us patience as we live in the silence of unknowing

 

Silence

 

Lord in your mercy...

 

God of all our days, grant us wisdom