Confession

Rebuke Us Not!

Holy god, Lord most gracious! Rebuke us not in your anger, nor chasten us in your wrath! Holy you have called us to come to you. We feel unworthy, for we have failed you again and again. We feel like running away, yet you keep calling us. Have mercy on us, O God. Have mercy! Holy God, Father most gracious!…

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Prayer Of Church

Struggle For A Just World

  Be with us, O God As we struggle for a more just world, Yet remind us that our actions so often tighten the mesh that binds the oppressed. Keep us form pride in our own strength, And keep us from despair when evil seems entrenched. Renew our trust in your good purposes for us all. Give us the gift…

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Longing, Morning

We Are Waking – Jamberoo Abbey

We are waking, God. We are waking. And we pray That we may know you As manna in the desert, Wellsprings in the wilderness, Honey from the Rock, O God our habitation, And our way. Amen. – Jan Richardson, Jamberoo Abbey. – Jamberoo Abbey is a Benedictine prayer retreat centre. – Find out more at jamberooabbey.org.au – Submitted by Doug.

Blessing, School & Study

Blessing Of Place – Ffald-y-Brenin

Shine as the flame travels: Blessing Prayer We stand in the mighty Name of Jesus and bless you, (name of area), that you might prosper under the mighty hand of God. We bless you that justice and righteousness might take their proper place within your boundaries. We bless you that the favour of the Lord might rest upon you and…

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Love

For Love

Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are worth nothing. Send your Holy Spirit And pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, The true bond of peace and highest sign of your presence, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you. Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake, who is…

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Blessing

Blessing Of Truth

May you understand the truth of how much the Father loves you, May you walk with Jesus the Truth and the Way, May the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, fill you with great joy as you serve in his world. Amen.   – Eunice Wallis – This blessing reflects on how the Holy Spirit ‘calls gathers and enlightens’ us!

Lament, Poets

Lament For The Quenchers

Weep, weep for those Who do the work of the Lord With a high look And a proud heart. Their voice is lifted up In the streets, and their cry is heard. The bruised reed, they break By their great strength, and the smoking flux, They trample. Weep not for the quenched (For God will hear their cry And the…

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School & Study, Work

Christ Master Carpenter

O Christ, The Master Carpenter, who at the last through wood and nails, purchased our salvation, wield well your tools in the workshop of the world, so that we, who come rough-hewn to your bench, may here be fashioned to a truer beauty by your hand. We ask this for your name and for your sake. Amen. – From the…

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School & Study, Work

Deliver Us From A Lazy Mind – John Wesley

Lord God, Deliver us From a lazy mind, From a lukewarm heart, And an unwilling spirit, Which deaden our love for you. Give us a passionate, alive and joyful spirit, To boldly do whatever you command, To suffer whatever you call us to, To be eager to serve your holy love In all things. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.…

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Love, Preaching & Reflecting

Light Us Up – Thomas a Kempis

O Jesus, Light us up Bright inside! Drive darkness, From the depths of our hearts! Teach us: To know what is worth knowing, To love what is worth loving, To praise what is worth praising, To hate what should be reviled, To Prize what is precious, And above all, To seek and do your holy will. Amen. – Thomas a…

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Need Or Trial, Pain

Before An Operation

Gracious God, In this hour of anxiety I need your presence. As the operation draws near I need a staff on which to lean. To whom can I turn but you? I confess my weaknesses, sins, and shortcomings. Mercifully assure me of your forgiveness, In the work of Jesus Christ. I let go of any grudges, anger, or hatred. I…

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