I come to you in my feelings of helplessness in these early hours before dawn when I call on your infinite Light and the endlessly flowing river of Love pouring out to us to help us all. We are so slow to awaken to your gifts. I know you hear my prayer, for I feel your Presence in such profound ways. When I turn to you, your spirit stirs within me and my heart leaps in recognition.
I come to ask you as the sun is just below the horizon where I can see it, to ask for healing for so many wounded hearts, to ask your protection for those who are unable to protect themselves, and I pray for your blessings to come to all those who need you so. Your vision can see what we are unable to see. You can see into every heart. May your divine intention for us be my prayer. May your Holy Spirit move in new ways to open hearts to help those in need.
Sometimes, it feels all I can offer are my tears, so I come to you in my vigil of prayer, to search in me for whatever I have to give that could bring a listening presence to one who needs it, to share a kindness to be with one who feels alone, or to turn to you to help the right person to help them when they need it most. You promised whenever we come in love, you would be very near to us, to be with us in our sorrow, and you would dwell within us to comfort us through your very breath and deep love. We feel your life in the rhythm of our beating hearts.
We pray for your help, which is beyond our understanding, but we make a leap of faith to believe what we cannot envision on our own. Show us the way to become a family in this troubled world of ours. Help us to see how Love can bridge any distance, any difference, and unite us as a human family.
Thank you for this beautiful planet with beauty everywhere we turn. Oh help us to be better stewards of it, to take care of such a beautiful place as this… to live and work and love each other. We only ask for just what we need for today, and to have the faith to know that you will help us with tomorrow when it comes.
Forgive the ways we have offended you. We are so slow to learn, because we forget to call on your loving care and the graces you give so freely.
I am deeply sorry and carry a profound sadness for any act of cruelty committed by anyone against another in our human family. I pray for you to open our eyes and our hearts that we might see and feel what pain we cause when we hurt another in any way. I thank you for hearing my prayer.
I thank you for loving us unconditionally, for opening to relationship with us, for inviting us to growth and to help us say yes to life.
You are my life and my love and my soul, my very breath, and without you, I could not even utter this prayer. I am eternally grateful that you have opened your divine generosity to share all that you are with us. Oh, give us the grace to receive it!
May dawn bring us new hope and a fresh awareness of your presence with us.
I love you with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind, and with all my senses in this life you have given me as a part of this human family you have created.