May 2, 2013

Prayer for Discernment


Here’s a prayer for discernment from Katherine Hawker.

Prayer

Loving God,
We pray for the wisdom to discern your call in our lives.
Hear our prayer, O God.
We pray for the wisdom to make healthy choices
in the face of endless and confusing options.
Hear our prayer, O God.
We pray for the grace to redefine our relationships
with our parents and our friends as our lives change.
Hear our prayer, O God.
We pray for the grace to form new relationships
with new friends as we move forward from this place.
Hear our prayer, O God.
We pray for the courage to swim against the current of society
as we seek to follow where you lead us.
Hear our prayer, O God.
We pray for the courage to take a stand with you
for justice and peace in this world in this time.
Hear our prayer, O God. Amen.

— Katherine Hawker, 1993. Posted on the  Liturgy Outside the Box website. http://www.liturgyoutside.net/Graduation.pdf