Listening, Preaching & Reflecting

From Pride To Humility

Father, take us to the place where we are saved from pride and arrogance and Christ’s humility is everything, where we lift up clean hands and pure hearts to You. Take us to the place where we no longer shrink in fear from the mountains before us but look upon them with joy, where we see clearly and our decisions…


Listening, School & Study, Short

We Tip It Out In Front Of You – Iona

Lord God … we bring you everything, and tip it out in front of you . . . And now we pause a while in silence, waiting for you to show us what we need to understand . . . – Roddy Cowie, Iona Community – New prayers from the Iona Community SKU/ISBN: 9781849525480

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…


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…



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…


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

Listening, Longing

The Valley Of Vision – Prayer To See

Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly, You have brought me to the valley of vision, where I live in the depths but see You in the heights; hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold Your glory. Let me learn by paradox that the way down is the way up, that to be low is to be high, that…


Ancient, Listening, Preaching & Reflecting

Enlarge Our Minds – St Augustine

O God, Light of the minds that see you, Life of the hearts that love you, Strength of the souls that seek you, Enlarge our minds, Raise our vision, Give us swift wings of thought, That our spirits may hear you, Eternal wisdom, From age to age, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   – St Augustine Of Hippo 354-430AD  (This…