Prayers

A Summer Blessing
A Woman's Conversation with God
Advent Prayer
Anima Christi
Authentic Presence
Beauty
Call Upon Mary
Father, We Thank Thee
Guardian Angel Prayer
Hail Mary
Joy
Joy Full
Memorare
Prayer for Autumn Days
Prayer Guides' Prayer
Prayer of Mother Theresa
Prayer of St Francis of Assisi
Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Ready for Spring
Softening the Soul
The Serenity Prayer
The Welcoming Prayer
Threshold Door
Walking My Path


Summer Group Spiritual Direction

Joy Full (by Annette L. Sherwood, 2010)
We gathered together
open, ready
waiting and wondering
where would God lead us
praying
offering
supporting
challenging
nervous and tired
faithful

We were showered with Joy
of all things
to our surprise
in the silence
we listened to our hearts beat
timid
open
we bonded
because of God

The surprise of Joy
was a gift from God
how do we receive it
we are not sure
why do we resist
God’s gift of Joy

help us to receive
help us to be open
and ready and willing
to be vulnerable

Joy is a fruit of the Spirit
full of power and energy
full of life and unity
Joy helps us to keep going
and face difficult challenges
and trust God more
and connect with others
deeply

God help me to be
full of your Joy
Help me to
open my heart again
to love others
Help me to be
Joy
Joy full
so that your Joy
spills out
to others
through me
Amen

Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Generosity, Self-Control - The Fruit of the Spirit, GAL 5:22-23