God of life,
there are days when the load is too heavy for our shoulders, and we feel tired;
in which the road seems monotonous and infinite,
and the sky is gray and menacing;
in which our life is without music,
our heart is alone and our soul has lost its courage.
Fill the way with your light, we pray you;
direct our gaze where the sky is full of promises.
Di Sant’Agostino, from the book The Oneworld Book of Prayer by Juliet Mabey
PRAY THIS TOO
God of our life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down; when the road seems jury and endless, the skies grey and threatening; when our lives have no music in them, and our hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage.
Flood the path with light, run our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the soles of all who journey with us on the road of life, to your honor and glory.
A prayer by St. Augustine