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)

Longing, School & Study, Travel

Camino Call – Rick Zweck

Set out! You were born for the road. Set out! You have a meeting to keep. Where? With whom? You’ll see.   Set out! Your steps will be your words, The road your song, The weariness your prayers, And at the end silence will speak to you.   Set out! Your head does not know Where your feet are leading…

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Evening, Relationships

RL Stevenson Evening Prayer

Lord, behold our family here assembled. We thank you for this place in which we dwell, for the love that unites us, for the peace accorded to us this day, for the hope with which we expect the morrow; for the health, the work, the food and the bright skies that make our lives delightful; for our friends in all…

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