The God of All Comfort
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ,
so also our comfort abounds through Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NIV)
In our prayers today let us remember all those throughout the world who are suffering and in need of God’s comforting care. May we be someone who can bring comfort to another in their time of need.
Although the following video comes from a faith tradition different from most of us gathered here,
I find it deeply moving and helpful in prayers for those who suffer throughout the world.
I invite you to use it in the spirit of One God and Creator of us All.
Anna Lin +
The Great Bell Chant (The End Of Suffering)
For unto you shall come this day
the joy of a compassionate heart
that lives in giving of oneself to care
(for least and lonely ones among us),
For those now lost in anguish and despair.
Their desperate hearts cry out to you –
to be their Christ upon the way;
Asking that you would gently bend
to share a morsel for the day.
And in this giving of your blessings
God’s abundance begins to flow ~
streaming outward ~ blessings others ~
making all the world whole.
In this moment
you shall know
the meaning of a life for good;
Give to bless another’s need
and joy returns a hundredfold.
~ Anna Lin
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Your Beauty shall enfold me
as I walk my path this day;
Forever held in Love’s embrace
Your Presence comes to say:
“Beloved ~ child of joy to me,
Rest deeply now in peace,
for I have blessed you mightily,
Look here now, and you shall see?
You are all you’re meant to be;
Living freely, bright and fair;
Beloved ~ child of my joy,
you are held in loving care.”
~ Anna Lin
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