Anam Cara

Creator God, we pause in your presence and hold this day before you. Still us, calm us, guide us as we enter this day. 

Suggested reading: The Psalms or Matthew chapter 5-7 

Creator God we hold our day before you. 

We hold before you all those we love…

We hold before you those we know who are troubled… 

We hold before you all those we will meet this day…

Lord God, grant me the faith this day to truly walk in the light of Christ: 

Christ as a light

Illumine and guide us.

Christ as a shield

Overshadow us

Christ under us

Christ over us

Christ beside us on our left and on our right

This day be within us and without us

Lowly and meek yet all powerful.

Be in the heart of each to whom I speak:

In the mouth of each who speaks unto me,

Lowly and meek yet all-powerful.

Christ as a light;

Christ as a shield;

Christ beside us on our left and on our right 

A Blessing

Creator God, may your peace go with us, wherever we will be this day.

May you guide us through the challenges, protect us when in need and inspire us with your love

May we acknowledge your presence in all the human goodness we will see

May you bring us back rejoicing to our places of rest this night

Creator God we now go into this day

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.