31 days of living free: a prayer for your home

A Prayer For Your Living Room // Many Sparrows Blog // 31 Days of Living Free: Rooted Love for Women who Dream

We’ve had Common Prayer sitting on our shelves for a while.

Common Prayer is a tapestry of daily prayers inviting faith communities from around the world to pray, sing, and act together. At this site, you’ll find prayers for every evening, morning, and midday that celebrate the best of the Christian tradition and engage with the most pressing issues of our world today. There are also songs from various traditions, including African-American spirituals, traditional hymns, Mennonite gathering songs, and Taize chants—a ‘greatest hits’ from the church’s first 2000 years. There’s a calendar to help us remember our saints and landmark dates in the struggle for peace and justice. And there’s a collection of prayers for special occasions.

Since we’re talking about living free in our homes this week, I thought I’d share this simple and beautiful prayer from Common Prayer to pray over your living room.

There is a friend’s love
In the gentle heart of the Savior.
For love of Him we offer friendship
And welcome every guest.
Lord, kindle in my heart
A flame of love to my neighbor,
To my enemies, my friends, my kindred all,
From the lowliest thing that liveth
To the name that is highest of all.

31 Days of Living Free: Rooted Love for Women Who Dream | Many Sparrows Blog

This part of 31 daily posts of living free. Living freely is something we do momentarily, but to fully live free? That’s a transformation — a total change not only in what we’re like, but in who we are. You can find all the 31 Days of Living Free posts here. Disclaimer: Affiliate links used when applicable.

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