2017-11-07-Council of Elders Weekly Call to Prayer


“Peace”
“It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart” (unknown)

In the season of Remembrance let us draw together in prayer with a focus on the Mental Health and Wellbeing of all in our diverse and multi-layered communities.

Creator God

In a world, full of uncertainty and unanswered questions we look to you Oh God to be the one who keeps us steady.

We ask that you let each one of us feel your presence as we come to you in prayer.

We remember all who are affected by the challenges of mental illness and the struggle to stay well.
Be the light that guides our way.

We remember all with lived experience of recovery who are role models for their peers.
Be the light that guides our way.

We remember all those who care for their lovers, family and friends.
Be the light that guides our way.

We remember all who give their time to volunteer in support agencies and programmes.
Be the light that guides our way.

We remember all who follow their calling to work daily in mental health care.
Be the light that guides our way.

We remember all who did not make it to this day and those who may not see tomorrow.
Be the light that guides our way.

We remember all who rise up to challenge injustice, prejudice and stigma.
Be the light that guides our way.

We remember all who reach out to the stranger in the street with a smile of acknowledgment.
Be the light that guides our way.

We remember each other through the difficult days when minutes last for hours and hours last for days.
Be the light that guides our way.

We remember each other through the times of joy and happiness which we wish would never end.
Be the light that guides our way.

Transforming God, be the light that guides our way as we strive to make a difference, living with hope for peace in our hearts and minds.

Amen
prayer submitted by
REV. MAXWELL REAY
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTHCARE CHAPLAIN
National Health Service (NHS) Lothian, Edinburgh, Scotland.