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Christian Prayers for Optimism

Written and Shared with us by Bishop Philip Huggins


“Jesus have mercy”.
In praying your Name there is Presence.
Sacred mystery ; so practical.
As we pray for a purity of intent in all our thoughts , knowing how they  shape our words and actions.Thus , our character and destiny.
“Jesus have mercy”.
In praying your Name , time and eternity meet.
You give us grace for today and forever.
With this optimism, drawn from the ground of our being, we praise your Holy Name. AMEN.

Gracious God,

We give thanks for your good will .


In the very gift of life .
In the beauty of creation - an  echidna curled up in falling rain; the wonder in a child’s eyes as a butterfly dances.


In the wisdom revealed to your holy ones - like Julian  of Norwich who knew you are utterly kind and unassuming and so could say,” all will be well and all manner of things shall be well.”

We give thanks as we pray towards another Lent and Easter of illumination.


As we then ponder the life of Jesus.
His  intentionality and request for our
co- operation - sending our forebears in faith to find a donkey and a place to eat for his ride into Jerusalem and for the Last Supper.

As He leads us through the Pascal Mystery to the ground of our buoyancy in Resurrection energy.
We give thanks that therefore nothing can separate us from your love, vivid in Jesus.

In your good will , your grace , we are able to be infinitely optimistic.
Each new day, unto all eternity.

We pray now that our gratitude helps others , always helps others.
Especially those for whom we pray  .
Those who are on our hearts or who have asked for our prayers.....
This prayer, and much perhaps still making its way into words, we gather and pray in Jesus holy name. AMEN.

Written and Shared with us by Bishop Philip Huggins

Bishop Philip Huggins is an Anglican Bishop, President of the National Council of Churches in Australia and Director of the Centre for Ecumenical Studies at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

Bishop Philip Huggins

"What makes me optimistic is that if we are attentive to what we let ourselves think about, it will shape the words that we use so they'll all be poetry, and our actions will create beauty, they will be truthful, and they will be kind"


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