Dear God, we are sorry for the many we have hurt, especially those we have passed by on the other side of the road without ever having noticed them or failing to give comfort in their discontent.
Forgive us Lord.
We are children needing food, shelter but something more, much more, to know we will hopefully grow in love and confidence and sense the value of our being, the being you made. By this meditating upon you Lord and all the beauty you have created; grant us peace from the warring that surrounds us.
God, in all of these things show your children the gift of understanding.
We are young now and need to talk and walk with others in the movement that is life. With the winds we will laugh, sing, dance and lovingly grow in faith by sharing our love, joy, fear, grief and learning with others. Help us too, lest we forget sometimes, because of being human and in the way of the world, to love and serve you. May we try to follow you in the perfect example you have shown us to try and better our ways.
Please Lord, guide and walk with us.
Some of us are handicapped and isolated. Nothing seems to attract loving. When others turn their eyes away Lord and reject us and make us feel different from themselves, help us and them to understand that we are not different at all but dearly cherished by you and loved as all your children.
You love us God, help our brothers to love us too.
Older, lonely and slow, less cheerful than we used to be, the time goes quickly and problems grow from mushrooms to mountains. Though you know Father that it is hard to believe sometimes how much you really love the person that is me. Then help us to remember the marks of the cross on your hands, feet and side, and how much you patiently suffered for us. May we realise that our suffering is not so bad and will soon pass, as everything. Lord, in the quiet of our hearts may we be truly refreshed by your glorious loving. Father we want/need your love often shown to us through others, to gentle us and give us peace, for your loving overrides all.