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INTO 2022

Updated: Jan 1, 2022


Lord, I commit my failures

as well as my successes

into your hands,

and I bring for your healing

the people and the situations,

the wrongs,

and the hurts of the past.

Give me courage, strength and generosity

to let go and move on,

leaving the past behind me,

and living the present to the full.

After St.Augustine

In my busyness

Stop me in my tracks, Lord

and teach me Love’s Way.

Unwrap me from my selfish self;

Exhume me from this busyness;

Free me from doing hurt

and harm.

GIVE ME.....

Give me strength when I am weak,

love when I feel forsaken,

courage when I am afraid,

wisdom when I feel foolish,

comfort when I am alone,

hope when I feel rejected,

and peace when I am in turmoil.

Deuteronomy 31:6, 8.

Be strong and courageous.

Do not be afraid or terrified,

for the Lord your God goes with you.

He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Do not be afraid.

Do not be discouraged

Isaiah 41:10

Do not fear, for I am with you.

Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you.

I will uphold you.

Rus Blassoples (Rector of St. Stephen’s of the Pinelands Church, South Africa)

Posted 26 December 2021: ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU 1931-2021

Requiem Mass on New Year's Day, 2022

Holy child of Bethlehem.

Child of Klerksdorp.

Holy ones

born of the heart

of God:

Teachers of compassion, justice,

fierce love, generosity, kindness,

humanity and truth.

Examples to the whole world,

we love and honour you.

Thank you for letting life

and love move you - break and bless

and better you.

We pledge to walk in your

courageous, humble,

selfless, outrageously

loving ways.

Daily Prayers that move

into tangible acts of compassion

were close to both

your hearts.

We embrace these

practices too!

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