Holy Spirit & Pentecost, Listening

Mighty Breath Of God

Holy Spirit, Mighty Breath of God, blow far from us all dark despair, all deep distress, all groundless fears,  all sinful desires, all Satan’s snares,  all false values, all selfish wishes,  all wasteful worries.   Holy Spirit, Mighty Breath of God, Breathe into us your holy presence, your living love, your healing touch,  your boundless courage, your mighty strength, your perfect peace, your divine grace,  your…

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Listening, Longing, Mystics

Prayer To See – Thomas a Kempis

O Lord, I pray for grace To know what I ought to know, To love what I ought to love, To praise what delights You most, To value what is precious in Your sight, To hate what is offensive to You. Dot let me judge by what my eyes see, Or pass sentence on people because of ignorance. But teach me…

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Before The Word, Listening, Longing, Urban

Welcoming Sabbath

Lord of Creation, create in us a new rhythm of life composed of hours that sustain rather than stress, of days that deliver rather than tackles. Lord of Liberation, by the rhythm of your truth, set us free from the bondage and baggage that break us, from the Pharaohs and fellows who fail us, from the plans and pursuits that…

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Before The Word, Listening

A Prayer For Wisdom

Father, take me to the place where I am saved from my pride and arrogance and Christ’s humility is centre stage, where I’m lifting up clean hands and a pure heart to You.   Take me to the place where I’m no longer looking at the mountains I face but looking down upon them, where I can see clearly and…

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Listening, Traditional

God Be In My Head

God be in head and in my understanding; God be in my eyes and in my looking; God be in my mouth and in my speaking; God be in my heart and in my thinking; God be at my end and at my departing.   This traditional prayer is sometimes called ‘the Old Sarum Prayer’ and comes form a Middle…

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Intercession, Listening, Mystics, Short

To Rejoice In The Eye Of The Storm

Oh Lord! To rejoice in the eye of the storm, to laugh out loud with delight in your presence, to respond with humility and to give in love – surely there is no other way. Help me Lord, to walk humbly, to love and to be loved and to hear your words in all that surrounds. Amen