Dying & Loss, Faith

The Golden Cord – John Oxenham

Through every minute of this day, Be with me, Lord! Through every day of all this week, Be with me, Lord! Through every week of all this year, Be with me, Lord! Through all the years of all this life, Be with me, Lord! So shall the days and weeks and years Be threaded on a golden cord, And all…


Faith, Lament

Overcrowded! – Michel Quoist

Lord, why did you tell me to love all humanity, my brothers and sisters? I have tried, but I come back to you, frightened… Lord, I was so peaceful at home, I was so comfortably settled. It was well furnished, and I felt cozy. I was at peace. Sheltered from the wind, the rain, the mud. I would have stayed…


Faith, Pain

Enough – Terisa Of Avila

Do not be disturbed or frightened, Everything passes, but God stays. Patience goes beyond all things. The one who has God, lacks nothing. God alone is enough. Lift your thinking, raise it up to heaven, Let nothing anguish you, let nothing disturb you. Follow Jesus Christ with an open heart, and no matter what may come, you need not fear.…


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…


Ancient, Faith, Short

For Answered Prayer – Chrysostom

Almighty God, You have gathered us together, In one place to call on you in common together. You have promised that when two or three gather in your name you will be in our midst. Fulfil our desires and prayers, As is best for us, That we may know your truth in this world, And in the age of life…


Faith, Pastors, Short

Covenant Prayer – John Wesley

I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you, exalted for you, or brought low for you; let me be full, let me be empty, let me have all things,…


Biblical, Faith, Need Or Trial

Psalm 27 – A Prayer Of Hope

Psalm 27:7–14 Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Saviour.…


Faith, Love, Scholars

Empty Vessel – Martin Luther

Look, Lord, on an empty vessel that needs to be filled. In faith I am weak – strengthen me. In love I am cold – warm me and make me passionate so that my love may go out to my neighbour. I doubt and am unable to trust you completely. Lord, strengthen my faith and trust in you. You are all…


Biblical, Faith, Praise

My Soul Is Thirsting For You

God you are my God, I seek your face at dawn, my soul is thirsting for you, my body is pining for you, parched ground, waterless and dry. In the Sanctuary I long to adore you, To behold your glory and power.   Your love is better than life, my lips will proclaim your praise, all my life I would…


Celtic, Faith, Peace

Into Your Hands

All that I am Lord, I place into Your hands. Everything I work for, I place into your hands. Everything I hope for, I place into your hands. The troubles that weary me I place into your hands. The thoughts that disturb me I place into your hands. Show me what blessing it is That I have work to do.…