Advent Prayer by Henri Nouwen

Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas. We who have so much to do and seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day, We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us. We who are blessed in so many ways long for…


Mystics, Need Or Trial

Able Holder God by Christine Mallouhi

As you hold meandering creeks and ravaging torrents, As you hold murky, still billabongs, You are the Able Holder of all our journeys.  Hold us in our many dyings. You are Able Holder of all our journey-ing, the wonderful, the wearying and the wild,  Enable us anew with your power, peace and presence. – By Christine Mallouhi, 2017.  – From Celtic…


Celtic, Love

Cherishing My Dear ones

Cherishing My dear ones, my God, bless now and keep in every place where they may be. Oh God may the most dear love of the angels and the most dear love of the saints be guarding the ones I cherish, and my the dear love of heaven be guarding our cherishing  through Jesus our Lord. Amen  Oh God may your grace be upon the…


Celtic, Journey & Travel

A Prayer For Journeying

A prayer for journeying. God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit be shielding and saving me, as Three and as One, by my kneee, by my back, by my side, each step of the stormy world. – From  Carmina Gadelica – Submitted by Christine


You Have Walked In My Shoes

Blessed be God of the rivers and our lives. Blessed be God of the tides and our thoughts. Blessed be God of the wind and our motives. Bless these steps I have taken. You have walked in my shoes. Amen – Found in Celtic Daily Prayer book 2.  – Submitted by Christine

Celtic, Creation, Dying & Loss

The Ebb And Flow

As it was, As it is, As it shall be Evermore, O Triune God of grace! With the ebb, With the flow, O Triune God of grace! With the ebb, With the flow. As it was, as it is, and as it shall be evermore, Good of grace, God in Trinity! With the ebb,  with the  flow,  ever it is…


Children, Short

Wild And Crazy Sheep – Thomas Merton

Good Shepherd, You have a wild and crazy sheep in love with thorns and brambles. But please don’t get tired of looking for me! I know You won’t.  For You have found me. All I have to do is stay found.     .

Longing, Mystics, Need Or Trial

None Other – Christina Rossetti

None other Lamb, none other Name, None other hope in heaven or earth or sea, None other hiding place from guilt or shame, None beside Thee. My faith burns low, My hope burns low, Only my heart’s desire cries out in me, By the deep thunder of its want and woe, Cries out to Thee. Lord, thou art Life, though…


Holy Spirit & Pentecost, Mystics

O God The Holy Spirit – Christina Rossetti

O God the Holy Spirit, Light to your chosen ones Evermore shine in us. O God the fire of love, Evermore burn in us. God the Lord and Giver of Life, Evermore live in us. God who gives sevenfold grace, Evermore replenish us. As the wind is your symbol, So forward our goings. As the dove, so launch us heavenwards. As water, so purify our spirits. As…


Prayer Of Church

Will Never Pass Away – Ben Thiele

The grass and flowers will pass away All nations and kings will pass away Heaven and earth will pass away But the Word of Christ will never pass away And the Love of God will never pass away. We praise you God of all! Amen.

Children, Longing

My Shining Heart – Ben Thiele

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…