Partners in the SoulStream community are dispersed geographically, yet we share some common prayers together. Here are some of them.
I receive your love,
and this day as a gift from you.
I open my heart to you.
Please lead me deeper
into your transforming love
as we live these next hours together.
Lord, we pause at noon from work and activity
To remember the many gifts
that come from Your heart.
Thank You for food and meaningful work.
Thank You for the beauty and rhythm of each day.
Thank You that You lovingly accept us as we are
And invite us to rest in the intimacy of that love.
Guard us, Lord, from seeking to find our identity
In performance or professions.
Keep us awake to Your sustaining love
the remainder of this day.
Grant us the courage to delight in the life that is ours
And may the peace you have given to us
Make its way to those You bring across our path.
as I close my eyes
and say goodnight
to You and all this day has given,
I leave all of what has been
and what will be tomorrow.
in Your protective care.
Hold me, and all that is a part of me, as
I lie here – thankful to be
resting in your presence.
Keep watch, dear God,
with all who work, or watch, or weep this night,
and give Your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend the sick,
give rest to the weary,
bless the dying,
soothe the suffering,
stand with the oppressed,
shield the joyous;
and all for your love’s sake!
SOUL OF CHRIST
(written by David Fleming, SJ)
Jesus, may all that is you flow into me.
May your body and blood
be my food and drink.
May your passion and death
be my strength and life.
Jesus, with you by my side
enough has been given.
May the shelter I seek
be the shadow of your cross.
Let me not run from the love which you offer,
But hold me safe from the forces of evil.
On each of my dyings
shed your light and your love.
Keep calling to me
until that day comes when, with your saints,
I may praise you forever.