RE9, Term 3, Week 7: Prayers and reflections

A Prayer of Sorrow

Be merciful to me, God,
because of your constant love;
wipe away my sins,
because of your great mercy!
Wash away my evil,
and make me clean from my sin!
Create a pure heart in me, God,
and put a new and loyal spirit in me.
Do not banish me from your presence;
do not take your Holy Spirit away from me.
Spare my life, God my Saviour,
and I will gladly proclaim your righteousness.
Help me to speak, Lord,
and I will praise you.

The Path

When my mind is dark
and my thoughts are empty;
when the images are frozen
and my mind is meaningless:
help me to recognise
that your love is with me.
Guide me to the path
where my love will flow again.