At each Mental Health Ministry gathering (Forum, Spiritual Support Group, Companionship Gathering, and Leadership Team Meeting) we open and close with prayer. At our last Forum, it was requested that our Closing Prayer be shared with the whole congregation. We share this same prayer each time; it grounds us as we close our time together, and move forward into the coming days.
Let us pray: Life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us. So be swift to love and make haste to be kind. As messengers of faith, giving hope and confidence and peace, you are blessed today by God, the creating one, by Jesus Christ, the redeeming one, and by the Holy Spirit, the sustaining one. Amen
— Robin Kempster, Parish Nurse