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Journeying with Christ



Prayers exploring our daily walk with Christ


" As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. ‘Follow me,’ he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.." (Matthew 9:9)


In my journeying with you,
may I never lose my sense of direction,
never lose sight of the landmark
towards which I travel.
And should cloud or rain obscure my vision,
may I draw closer to you,
so that my feet may tread
in your footsteps,
your words be my encouragement,
and your love my protection
against the storms that assail me.

 


 


Your light is the only light I need
as I travel through life's mystery.
Your word the only voice I hear,
that still small voice that leads me
to the place where I should be.
Your presence is the only company I need,
as I walk this narrow road.
Your fellowship the warmth I crave
to help me on my way

 


 

 

In all our travelling
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

In our journeying to work and returning
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

Within our homes and families
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

In our leisure time together
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

In difficult situations and conflict
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

As we stumble on the way
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

In the travelling of our faith
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

As we place our trust in you
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

In all our travelling. Lord,
may it be your footsteps
in which we place our feet

 


 

Yours, Lord is the Glory
in everything I see;
a country scene,
mountain stream,
sunrise, sunset, rain and snow.
Yours, Lord is the Glory
wherever I might go

Yours, Lord is the Glory
in everything I hear;
a roaring sea,
bumblebee,
laughter, loving, a tender poem.
Yours, Lord is the Glory
wherever I might go

Yours, Lord is the Glory
in everything I feel;
a special place,
warm embrace,
accepted, helped to become whole

 


 

 

Your life was a journey
from the moment you were born.
From birth to death.
From Bethlehem's stable
to Calvary's cross.
How often we fail to understand,
that the conclusion of your journey
was inevitable,
that you understood this
from the very beginning,
and yet still walked the path
that was yours to take.
By comparison
the many choices we make
in our life seem trivial,
the twists and turns we choose
are often taken on impulse,
with no clear comprehension of the outcome.
Thank you, Jesus.
Thank you that you loved humankind enough
to make that journey,
even as you felt the pain of rejection,
the pain of the lashes,
the pain of the nails,
the pain of the cross.

 


 

 

Our walk with God
is never a lonely walk,
it is a family occasion,
if taken in the company
of God's children.
If we lag behind,
there are those who will turn
and offer words of encouragement,
hold out a hand and offer assistance
over stiles and other obstacles,
share refreshment,
help us from our knees
when we stumble.

Our walk with God
is never a lonely walk.
It is a joyful experience,
as along the path others join us,
attracted by the company
of God's children,
singing the same songs of praise
that angels sing,
following a path
worn down by tears and joy,
and sacrifice.
Our walk with God
is never a lonely walk,
for he walks with us,
on a track that leads
to a glorious destination.

 


 

 

For each step that I might take,
Be my guide, O Lord of life.
For each load that I might bear,
Be my strength, O Lord of life.
For each mountain I might face,
Be my power, O Lord of life.
For each river that might impede,
Be my safety, O Lord of life.
For each place where I might rest,
Be my peace, O Lord of life.
For each sunrise and sunset,
Be my joy, O Lord of life.

 


 

Lord, we would grow with you,
New shoots reaching out,
Hands stretched upward,
Like leaves newly formed,
Soaking up your light and warmth.
Lord, we would grow with you

Lord, we would grow with you,
In sunshine and rain,
In darkness and light,
In cold days and summer days,
From Springtime to Winter.
Lord, we would grow with you

Lord, we would grow with you,
And bring forth fruit,
That is pleasing to you,
Fed by your living water,
Giving sustainance to others.
Lord, we would grow with you

 


 

Stepping out with you
is an adventure,
is stepping out into
unknown places,
following
unmarked paths,
facing
uncertain dangers,
meeting
unpopular people.
Stepping out with you
is an adventure,
in faith.

 


 

Let my eyes
be your eyes,
sharing compassion,
warmth and love.


Let my hands
be your hands,
bringing healing
with their touch.


Let my ears
be your ears,
listening where
there is need.


Let my words
be your words,
bringing comfort
joy and peace .


 

Use these hands to carry the burden.
Use this voice to carry your word.
Use these feet to walk in your footsteps.
Use this heart to transform the world.

 


 

I have no plans for this day,
No destination in mind,
No stops planned along the way,
I am stepping out in faith
With you as my guide.
I shall walk where you lead,
Follow where you tread,
Rest where you lay me down,
Drink from the water
That you will supply,
And arriving,
Know that I am refreshed.


God of the journey,
may you be both
traveling companion
and mountain guide
on this, our daily walk;
lest unprepared
or ill-equipped
our feet should stumble
on uneven ground,
or clouds obscure
the destination
that we so long to see.


In this busy world
that we inhabit
grant us space
to rest awhile -
by the still waters
of your peace,
to hear the whisper
of your voice
and feel the warmth
of your breeze
within our souls.
Grant us space
to rest awhile.


 

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