Postal Prayers

1. Words for the Post

Word of Life,
You challenge us to use our words to create or destroy,
to bring life-hope or experiences of death to others.
May we treasure the sharing of one little word...
So small, yet carrying such great meaning.

Word of Life,
You gave your life that others may live.
We praise and thank you that you sacrificed relationship
so that we might discover holy, lifelong, committed relationships.

Word of Life,
You set up the Bridegroom image
and Your Spirit allows us all to be Bride.
We thank you that you invite us all,
(no matter our orientations nor our sense of identity),
to claim a seat at your table
and dwell in your holy household.
Thanks be to God!

2. For Posties

God of Angels,
Let my postie be an angel today.
Fill her/his post bag with affirmations.
Make our world a brighter place.
After the rain of tears and threatening thunder
let us see the rainbows fill the sky.
May my postie not get caught in weather,
But let her/him carry hope of Heaven.

3. For Our Union

I thank you, Holy One,
For my Beloved.
I thank you, Holy Other,
For the blessing you have bestowed on us.
I thank you, Creator,
That you generate life in our relationship.
May others come to know your love in our witness.

4. For those who are Confused

We pray especially for those who are confused or confounded.
We pray for those who do not know how to behave well or find their reference.
We pray for Wisdom to touch people's hearts and souls.
We pray for clarity of thinking, of speech and of your mercy.
We pray your blessing on those who are struggling most.
Come - Holy Spirit - Come!

5. For the Haters

God - I do not know how to forgive the Haters.
I feel the Hate rise up in response
and I confess I feel like I am losing my capacity to love.
So, I ask you to help me forgive.
Help me not to be so bound up in the words and actions of Haters.
Help me to be liberated of the obstacles that prevent your grace to flow.
Help me to love - even if it is just a little.
Forgive me, God, so I may learn to forgive others.

6. For Anxious Couples 

Healing God,
who hears the cries of those who long for justice,
Grant our friends peace.
We long to share joy with one another,
but right now, merciful God,
we ask for comfort and hope.
We ask you to grant rest to those who struggle to sleep.
We ask for calmness when provoked.
We ask for signs of encouragement,
that the days may be filled with possibility rather than fear.
God rest upon our friends.

And one that comes from Michael Leunig (a national treasure...)
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