.. God’s love has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit…
Romans 5:5 ESV

Gracious God, we take a moment to be still, to quieten our minds, relax our bodies and become aware of the rhythm of our breathing. We praise you, gracious God, for your presence with us.

We praise you for your love given to us through Jesus. We praise you for the breath of your Holy Spirit in us. We praise you for a love that is with us in our joys and sorrows, in our pleasures and in our pains; a love that overcomes; a love that forgives; a love that guides; a love that restores; a love that enables; a love that whispers to us to come – just as we are….

In the beginning,
At the start,
Of each new day
And fresh chapter,
God’s love is in our heart.

In the midst
Of every battle,
At every twist and turn,
Through every joy, hope and promise,
God’s love remains the same.

At rest,
At reflection,
In the coolness of the hour,
God’s love radiates
Eternal peace, grace and power.

Gracious God, we thank you that nothing can separate us from your love. You know our deepest needs.  As we reflect, help us to listen out for your voice in our hearts.  We thank you that you are with us this day and every day.

Ruth Rushworth