Ancient, Celtic, Easter & New Life

I Arise Today – St Patrick

I arise today In Christ who rose for me, And in whose power is life itself. I arise today, Through the strength of Christ’s birth and baptism, Through the strength of his crucifixion and burial, Through the strength of his resurrection and ascension, Through the strength of his descent for the judgment of Doom. I arise today Through the love…

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Easter & New Life

The Stone Has Been Rolled Away

When the broken come to wholeness, when the wounded come to healing, when the frightened come to trusting, the stone has been rolled away. When the lonely find friendship, when the hurt find new loving, when the worried find peace, the stone has been rolled away. When we share instead of taking, when we stroke instead of striking, when we…

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Christmas, Communion / Eucharist, Short

Prayer To Christ

Jesus Christ, you come to transfigure us and to renew us in the image of God: shine in our darkness. Jesus Christ, light of our hearts, you know our thirst: lead us to the wellspring of your Gospel. Jesus Christ, light of the world, you shine on every human being: enable us to discern your presence in each person. Jesus…

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Children, Longing

My Shining Heart

Lord Jesus, You are my friend, Thank you that you have faith in me! Your grace is holding me. You are my mountain, My glorious light, My shining heart! I was covered in sin, But you broke the chains! I rise in your Greater love and grace. Send your angels to surround me, May I entertain angels unaware. You have…

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Holy Spirit & Pentecost, Longing, Scholars

Holy Spirit Comforting Fire – Hildegard of Bingen

Holy Spirit, Comforting fire, Life of all Creation. Holy Spirit, Giving life to All. Anointing those who are not whole, Cleansing mortal wounds. Holy Spirit, Sacred breath, Fire of love, Sweetest taste, Beautiful aroma, fill my heart! Holy Spirit, Most pure fountain uniting strangers, seeking lost, making people one, and enfolding us in life. Holy Spirit, Care for those imprisoned…

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Ancient, Creation, Praise

Prayer Of Praise – St Gregory of Nazianzus

O God, You alone are unutterable, from the time you created all things that can be spoken of. You alone are unknowable, from the time you created all things that can be known. All things cry out about you, those which speak, and those which cannot speak. All things honour you; those which think, and those which cannot think. For…

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Blessing, Celtic, Creation, Peace

Deep Peace Blessing

Deep peace of the shining star to you, Deep peace of the running wave to you, Deep peace of the quiet earth to you, Deep joy of the leaping fire to you, Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you. – An adaptation of an old Celtic Blessing – By Sister Susan, Nada Hermitage, Colorado

Holy Spirit & Pentecost

Powerful Holy Spirit

Powerful Holy Spirt, Make your presence known in this place, through our worship our prayer, the reading of your Word. Father, Son, Holy Spirit, within whose unity lies all that is you, perfect love, justice, peace, and power. As we gather here today, your body, your church throughout this world, fill our outstretched hearts with your spirit, encircle us with…

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Children, Creation, Mealtime & Table Grace

Johnny Appleseed Grace!

O the Lord is good to me, And so I thank the Lord For giving me the things I need, The sun and the rain and the appleseed, O the Lord is good to me! (Amen)   – This grace was commonly sung to the old traditional tune by my country cousins!  (Matt)