Napa Valley Taize

Prayers for our day

Be reconciled now within yourselves, so that by your hunger for God's love in your own heart, you may be liberated to hunger for unity with your brothers and sisters.

Do what is in your power to bear the burdens of others.

Do what is in your power to accept what each day brings, so that you are concretely in communion with the meaning of the cross:  That is that we all suffer.  That is that we all rise.

Do what is in your power to keep going.

Do what is in your power to live joyfully and do good.

So that the Anointing Oil of God, who tenderly breathes us into our days , 
Along with the wafting fragrance of Jesus' life,
And the caring breath of the Holy Spirit: 

Infuse our anxious places and create their peace beyond all our understanding for now, and always.

As we live into the affirmation of the Taize blessing: 

I am the Christ
You are the Christ
Be the Christ.

Amen