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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Ancient, 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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Celtic, Hope, Short

Guiding Star – Saint Columba

Be to me, O God, a bright flame before me, a guiding star above me, a smooth path beneath me, and a kindly shepherd behind me, today, tonight, and forever. St Columba 521-597AD, Iona

Faith, Scholars

Astronomer’s Prayer – Johannes Kepler

Thank you, my Creator and God,   for giving me such a delight in your universe,   this ecstasy when I look at your handiwork. As far as my finite sprit has been able to comprehend,    I have shared with others the glory of your works   and your infinity. If anything I have said misrepresents you,   of if at any time I…

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Lament, Pastors

Deal With My Jealousy – Thomas Fuller

Look at me, O God, and deal with my jealousy. I confess there are times when I would rather your work not done than to see another do it better than I could perform it. Forgive me, loving God, and dispossess me of this evil demon. Please give me humility to learn from others, not to conceitedly outshine them but…

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Celtic, Journey & Travel

When I Travel – Saint Columba

I may travel alone yet I’m never alone, for you, my God, are always with me;   there is no need to be afraid   when the Lord of day and night   is always here. Within your hand   I am much safer   than with an armed band. St Columba 521-597AD, Iona

Ancient, Biblical, Scholars

Oh Good Samaritan – Saint Jerome

Show me your mercy, O Lord, and gladden my heart. What you see here is a man who has been caught by thieves, wounded and left for dead beside the road. You are the good Samaritan who picks me up and treats my wounds with your oil and wine. It is your pleasure that I should spend my days in…

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Intercession, Pain, Pastors

When Caring For The Sick – Mother Teresa

Dearest Lord, may I see you today and every day In the presence of your sick ones, and while I am nursing them may I minister unto you. Though you hide yourself behind the unattractive disguise of the irritable, the exacting, and the unreasonable, may I still recognise You and say: “Jesus, my patient, how sweet it is to serve…

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Evening, Short

Bedtime Prayer – Bruce Prewer

Loving God, as we go to our rest,     renew not only tired bodies     but also the hidden depths     of our complex being, where hope and compassion, faith, wisdom and love,     are made and nurtured. Let us rise tomorrow,     rejuvenated and eager. Amen.

Ancient, Easter & New Life

Christ Bridle Of Wild Donkeys

You, eternal Christ, are all things to us. You are the Bridle of wild donkeys, the supporting Wing of the eagle, the firm Tiller of ocean ships, and Shepherd of the King‘s lambs. The Joy of the saints, Word of the Most High, the Prince of wisdom, Workmate of those who toil, and Joy of the human family. You are the Singer of God, the Milk of…

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Longing, Short

Waiting For you

Lord Jesus, many of us are waiting for you:    the war-torn are waiting for peace,   the hungry are waiting for bread.    the refugees are waiting for a homeland,     the sick are waiting for healers. Have you forgotten us? O Lord, come quickly, we pray. Amen. A modern prayer from Sudan

Ancient, Praise, Short

No Praises Are Adequate

Who on earth can adequately sing your praises? What can my eye see with which I can liken you? What music is there with which to compare you? You are above me, below me, within me and without. All exist in you, all are from you, you give us everything you withhold nothing. Who on earth can sing your praises? Origin unknown, supposedly a Jewish prayer from around or just…

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