Thought for the day

Take this thought with you today to remind you that God is with you in all you do. His love can shine through your actions this day.  

Forgiving God, you have never, despite my sins, given up on me but continue to offer me your hand in friendship. Grant that I may be so forgiving, and never let obstacles bar my way to you. By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew .
A person holding a heart made of snow.
Creator God, who rested on the seventh day after all the work that you had been doing, help me to hear your call to a balance in my life, to times of rest and refreshment. By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
Creator God, help me to hear your call to a balance in my life, to times of rest and refreshment. Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: a red candle
Hidden God, appearing unexpectedly in the face of friend and stranger, help me to receive all those I encounter today hospitably, and so perhaps come to recognise you in each encounter and in kindness. By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
Hidden God, appearing unexpectedly in the face of friend and stranger, help me to receive all those I encounter today hospitably. Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: a person holding out a mug of coffee
God of surprises, treat gently that part of me that prefers the tried and tested, and entice that part which loves a challenge with the new ways of your Spirit who blows wherever he wills. By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
Text: God of surprises, treat gently that part of me that prefers the tried and tested, and entice that part which loves a challenge   Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: a person walking along a street in the snow, in the dark
Lord, the leper in Mark's gospel was not ashamed to stand before you in his poverty, confident that you would give him what he needed. Help me to share his confidence so that I may walk your way with renewed vigour. By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
A person walking along a path lined with trees in winter at dusk. Text: Lord, help me be confident that you will give me what I need  so that I may walk your way with renewed vigour.  Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage:
Jesus, beloved Son of the Father, with whom he pronounced himself well pleased, help me to treasure my own moments of clear sight. May I allow them to guide and shape my journey even when I leave the mountain-tops By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
Image: a person on a mountain. Text: Jesus, help me to treasure my own moments of clear sight. May I allow them to guide me, even when I leave the mountain-tops.  Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage
Lord Jesus Christ, King of kings, may the prayers of the Magi support me on my journey, strengthen me on the road, and lead me to share their joy when I encounter you. By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
King of Kings, may the prayers of the Magi strengthen me on the road Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: Two camels at sunset
Just and generous God, you have promised to fulfil the desires of those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. Meet our every longing here with your generosity, and so bring us to the home that we long for. By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
Text: Just and generous God, meet our every longing here with your generosity, and so bring us to the home that we long for  Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: a house in countryside in winter
King of glory, you who alone can judge the human heart, make me more aware of the needs of those around me so that I may feed those who are hungry in body, mind or spirit. By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
Image: a group of people walking. King of Glory, make me more aware of the needs of those around me so that I may feed those who are hungry in body, mind or spirit. Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage
Loving Lord, you know what it is to be, in the words of Isaiah the prophet, ‘despised and rejected by others’. Help me to deal with my own feelings of rejection, and forgive me when I have rejected others in their need. By kind permission of Kevin...
Lord, help me to deal with my own feelings of rejection, and forgive me when I have rejected others in their need. Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: a man standing on a street corner in a city at night
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