Worship at Home
                  Week of September 4

Question for Reflection
Where have you seen relationships redefined by faith? Who have you come to claim as a family member, against all odds? Who do you still label “useless”? What would it take for you to see that person as a sister to brother?

Household Prayer: Morning

God of all creation, you made the hands that stirred unthinking at the start of this day. As the hours slip by, help me to be more mindful of the good they might do: in the greetings they might offer, in the burdens they might bear, in the worry they might soothe. Prompt me to keep them open- not clinging to what you have entrusted but freely offering, freely receiving, in response to this day’s needs. May each small motion be a sign of trust, a reminder that my life is in your hands. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening
God of every beginning, every ending, as I remember the faces I saw this day, in moments ordinary and extraordinary- as I recall reports of hardship far away- help me recognize family forgotten by my heart, sisters and brothers entrusted to me. As I rest this night in your care, mend my courage and fire my imagination, that I might be truly useful to you. Plant me where you need me, in the name of the Christ. Amen.