Celtic, Mealtime & Table Grace

Bless To Me O God

Bless to me, O God, Each thing my eyes see, Bless to me, O God, Each sound my ear hears, Bless to me, O God, Each odour that goes to my nostrils, Bless to me, O God, Each taste that goes to my lips, Each note that goes to my song, Each ray that guides my way, Each thing that…

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Celtic, Morning

Celtic Morning Prayer

Thanks to You ever, Gentle Christ, That you have raised me freely from the black, And from the darkness of last night, To the kind light of this day. Praise to You, O God of all creatures, According to each life You have poured on me, My desire, my word, my sense, my repute, My thought, my deed, my way, my…

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Blessing, Journey & Travel

Journey Blessing

God bless you this day, God bless you this night, May the God of grace bless you Each day and hour of your life. May the God of grace bless you Each day and hour of your life.   God bless the pathway on which you go, God bless the earth that is beneath your soles, May God bless and give you His…

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Lent & Cross

Ash Wednesday – Walter Bruggemann

Marked By Ashes   Ruler of the Night, Guarantor of the day . . . This day — a gift from you. This day — like none other you have ever given, or we have ever received. This Wednesday dazzles us with gift and newness and possibility. This Wednesday burdens us with the tasks of the day, for we are already halfway…

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Biblical, Hope, Need Or Trial

God Is Our Refuge And Strength

God is our mighty fortress, always ready to help in times of trouble. And so we won’t be afraid! Let the earth tremble and the mountains tumble into the deepest sea. Let the ocean roar and foam and its raging waves shake the mountains. A river and its streams bring joy to the city which is the sacred home of God…

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Biblical

Christ’s High Priestly Prayer – John 17

When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you. For you have given him authority over everyone in all the earth. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him. And this is the way to…

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Confession, Lent & Cross

Crucifixion Confession

Place a hand on your forehead – Christ’s crown of thorns was here. Lord Jesus: “Have mercy on me”   Place your hands  on your heart – Christ’s torture was here too. Lord Jesus: “Have mercy on me”   Place the thumb of one hand on the palm of your other hand – Christ’ nail scars were here. Lord Jesus: “Have mercy on…

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Biblical, Mystics

You Have Searched Me

O Lord, you have searched my heart And you know me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my every thought when far away. You chart the path ahead and show me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. You know what I am going to say even before I speak.…

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Biblical, Love

The Greatest Of These Is Love

What if I could speak in the tongues of humans and of angels but had no love? It would be nothing more than a clanging cymbal – a useless noise! What if I could prophesy and understand all secrets and all knowledge? What if I even had faith that moved mountains, but had no love? I would be nothing. What…

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Celtic, Evening

A Celtic Evening Prayer

I place my soul and my body In your safe refuge this night, O God, In your safe refuge, O Jesus Christ, In your safe refuge, O Spirit of Truth, The Three who defend my cause, And never turn the back upon me. Father, kind and just, Son, who overcame death, Holy Spirit of power, Keep me this night from harm,…

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Biblical, Easter & New Life, Praise

You Lifted Me Out Of The Depths

I will praise you, O Lord, For You lifted me out of the depths! You did not let my enemies laugh at me, Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. O Lord, you brought me up from the grave, you saved me from the pit. Sing to the Lord, you saints; praise his holy name. For…

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Celtic

I Am Bending My Knee

I am bending my knee In the eye of the Father who created me, In the eye of the Son who purchased me, In the eye of the Spirit who cleansed me, In friendship and affection. Through Thine own Anointed One, O God, Bestow upon us fullness in our need, Love towards God, The affection of God, The smile of…

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