At the Beginning of Retirement   1 comment

Pocket Watch

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Prayer Source = The United Methodist Book of Worship (1992), of The United Methodist Church

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Eternal God,

you hold the times and seasons,

endings and beginnings, in your hands.

Bless Name, who now enters a new time of life.

We give you thanks for tasks accomplished,

for the joys and pains woven into the fabric of his/her hears.

Give Name the guidance of your Holy Spirit.

May days no longer filled with old obligations

be free for new activities and associations.

May fears and uncertainties about the future

be transformed into quiet confidence.

May each new day be received as a sacred trust and lived to your glory;

through Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.

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  1. Pingback: The United Methodist Book of Worship (1992) « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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