Silence and Centering – Pause for 2 Minutes of Silence
“Be still, and know that I am God; – Psalm 46:10
Lord, how often our giving is corrupted by self-interest and by the hope of receiving favors back from others. We are sorry for our tendencies toward selfishness. It is clear that with You we bring nothing to the table, yet You give freely to us without any hope of return. Father, please forgive us. Give us the grace to respond to the promptings of your Holy Spirit inviting us to reach out to the lonely, the lost, the sad, and the needy. Open our ears that we may hear you, and in that hearing take action. We pray this in Christ’s name. Amen.
PAUSE FOR 2 MINUTES OF SILENCE
The Our Father (slowly pray this)
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever, Amen.