Longing, Prayer Of Church

Prayer For The Lonely

We pray for all who are lonely, children who are being bullied and dare not tell anyone; shy people who make it hard to make friends; those who feel rejected and isolated; those whose partner has died or left them; and the elderly people who miss their families and old friends. Be with them all in infinite love.

Longing, Mystics, Peace

I Ask For You – Julian Of Norwich

God of all goodness, I ask for You, and you are Enough. To be worthy of you I cannot ask for anything less than You. If I were to ask less, I would always be in want, for in You alone – I have everything.   – Julian Of Norwich 1342-416AD

Longing, Relationships

For Those Seeking A Partner

  Dear God, please help me heal From grief, loss and the pain of love in my past And let me be whole and happy again I have been needy and overly-anxious, I have felt desperate and too willing to settle. Calm the need in me that makes unwise choices. Sooth the soreness in my soul that makes me crave…

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Ancient, Longing, Love, Mystics

Late Have I Loved You – St Augustine

Late, have I loved you, Beauty so ancient so new! Late have I loved you!   You were within me, but I was outside you and there I searched for you. In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you. Created things kept me from you; yet if they…

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Longing, Mystics

In A Dry Land – Jane De Chantal

Help Lord, I am in dry land, all dried up and cracked by the violence of the wind and the cold. But I trust you. Send me both dew and warmth when it pleases you. Amen.   – St Jane De Chantal  1571-1641AD  (A reflection on Psalm 42).

Biblical, Longing

Who Else In Heaven?

To you, Lord, I will always stay near. You hold me by your right hand, You lead me by your counsel, and will draw me in the wake of your glory.   Who else do I have in heaven? With you, I desire nothing on earth. My heart and flesh may dissolve, but God is for ever my portion, my…

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