Thursday, March 09, 2006

A Prayer for Those Who Go to Meetings

Gracious God, who calls us from our various tasks to look to you, we ask for your presence with all those who gather in meetings today.
Bless us as we enter, as we greet and as we begin our work.
Give us a generous spirit towards those we have difficulties.
Let this be the meeting where we are able to see and hear and know them as your vehicles of grace.
Let this be the meeting where we hold our tongues and thoughts so that others may shine.
Let this be the meeting where we see ourselves as part of a greater challenge and rise to meet the needs presented with our response of love and wisdom.
Grant us, we pray, that the time we spend together be a blessing to the group and a way of honoring you.
In Christ's name, we pray. Amen

St. Casserole


Songbird said...

Thank you for this.
I leave tomorrow morning for a two day meeting, and this prayer will be a help.

cheesehead said...

Sadly, for me this came a day late.

I got quite beaten up at a meeting last night. People seem to reserve a tone and attitiude for me that they wouldn't use on the annoying (biting) nieghborhood mongrel.

Emily said...

And let all the people say "Amen!"

Good prayer.

Songbird said...

How was the meeting?

will smama said...

Amen and amen.

Cheesehead, I'm getting worried about you.

St. Casserole said...

Cheesehead, I'm sorry your people are being nasty. Do you need your RevGal posse to meet with them?
We are all tough and mean.

Quotidian Grace said...

Yeah, cheesehead.You say the word and the TTJ will come barrelling up from Texas with Rach, Mindy and me ready for a "come to Jesus" meeting with these nettlesome congregants.

cheesehead said...

Thanks, everybody. I keep telling myself that these people are going through a phase. A loooooong phase.

hipastorzwife said...

I love this blog.
I love this prayer.