Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The family that prays together . . .

Prayers For Families

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, you set the solitary in families: We commend to your continual care the homes in which your people dwell. Put far from them, we beseech you, every root of bitterness, the desire of vainglory, and the pride of life. Fill them with faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness. Knit together in constant affection those who, in holy wedlock, have been made one flesh. Turn the hearts of the parents to the children, and the hearts of the children to the parents; and so enkindle fervent charity among us all, that we may evermore be kindly affectioned one to another; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

[The Book of Common Prayer, 828-829]

In peace,
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek
Photo: my brother and sister-in-law who are in their 44th year of marriage to each other leaving the beach at St. Simon's. May 2007. I notice he is carrying her shoes.

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