Children, Longing

My Shining Heart

Lord Jesus, You are my friend, Thank you that you have faith in me! Your grace is holding me. You are my mountain, My glorious light, My shining heart! I was covered in sin, But you broke the chains! I rise in your Greater love and grace. Send your angels to surround me, May I entertain angels unaware. You have…

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Holy Spirit & Pentecost, Longing, Scholars

Holy Spirit Comforting Fire – Hildegard of Bingen

Holy Spirit, Comforting fire, Life of all Creation. Holy Spirit, Giving life to All. Anointing those who are not whole, Cleansing mortal wounds. Holy Spirit, Sacred breath, Fire of love, Sweetest taste, Beautiful aroma, fill my heart! Holy Spirit, Most pure fountain uniting strangers, seeking lost, making people one, and enfolding us in life. Holy Spirit, Care for those imprisoned…

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Longing, School & Study, Travel

Camino Call – Rick Zweck

Set out! You were born for the road. Set out! You have a meeting to keep. Where? With whom? You’ll see.   Set out! Your steps will be your words, The road your song, The weariness your prayers, And at the end silence will speak to you.   Set out! Your head does not know Where your feet are leading…

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Forgiveness, Longing

Repentance & Openness – Bob Hostetler

Lord God, my faithful Lover, you have been so good to me, in spite of all my neglect and thoughtlessness. From my earliest moments of moral awareness, I have chosen my own way instead of yours. Over and over again in my life, I have wrestled the sovereign’s crown from your head and tried to place it on mine. Too…

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Dying & Loss, In Need Or Trial, Longing

Prayer Of Release

Heavenly Father, I release to You the burdens that I have been carrying, burdens that You never intended for me to carry. I cast all my cares upon You—all my worries, all my fears. You have told me to not be anxious about anything, but rather to bring everything to You in prayer with thankfulness. Calm my restless spirit, quiet…

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Longing, Mystics, Short

Circle Prayer

Jesus – send your angels to circle us! Keep protection near, And danger far.   Jesus – circle us! Keep hope within, And doubt without.   Jesus – circle us! Keep light near, And darkness far.   Jesus – circle us! Keep peace with in, Drive evil out.   – Rick Zweck – Often used with the Labyrinth

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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