Celtic, Love

Cherishing My Dear ones

Cherishing My dear ones, my God, bless now and keep in every place where they may be. Oh God may the most dear love of the angels and the most dear love of the saints be guarding the ones I cherish, and my the dear love of heaven be guarding our cherishing  through Jesus our Lord. Amen  Oh God may your grace be upon the…


Love, Mystics

Love Song – Terisa Of Avila

Majestic Sovereign, Timeless Wisdom,Your kindness melts my hard, cold soul. Beautiful Lover, Selfless giver,Your beauty fills my dull, sad eyes. I am yours, you made me.I am yours, you called me.I am yours, you saved me.I am yours, you loved me.Let me never leave your presence. Give me death, give me life.Give me sickness, give me health.Give me honour, give…


Aussie, Blessing, Love

Be Still In My Embrace

My child, My precious child, I love you! Come, rest in my arms of love. Be still in my embrace. Let me hold you during the storms. Let me comfort you in the dark times. For I know you. You are so precious to me; You are my beloved. My child, Be. Be what I made you to be. Be…


Christmas, Love, Mystics

How Miraculous A King Would Bow – Hildegard of Bingen

How miraculous – that a king stoop to enter the world of the ordinary, of the commoner, of His subject, of woman. But God did this. Why? Because humility, ever the lowliest of the low, always rises and triumphs- over everything else. And didn’t that woman know the greatest happiness? Cleaning up the ugly first mess, in its place she set a beautiful bouquet:…



For Love

Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are worth nothing. Send your Holy Spirit And pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, The true bond of peace and highest sign of your presence, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you. Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake, who is…


Love, Preaching & Reflecting

Light Us Up – Thomas a Kempis

O Jesus, Light us up Bright inside! Drive darkness, From the depths of our hearts! Teach us: To know what is worth knowing, To love what is worth loving, To praise what is worth praising, To hate what should be reviled, To Prize what is precious, And above all, To seek and do your holy will. Amen. – Thomas a…


Ancient, Love, Need Or Trial

Shepherd Prayer – Gregory Of Nyssa

O Good Shepherd, Who carries the whole flock on your shoulders, Where are you pasturing your flock? Show me the place of peace, lead me to the good grass that will nourish me, call me by name so that I hear your voice, Answer me, For you are the One my soul loves. I call you ‘the One my soul…


Biblical, Love, Relationships

May Your Love Abound

Philippians 1:3–11 I thank my God every time I remember you. And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes…


Love, Praise

Who Is Like You Jesus? – Johann Freylinghausen

Who is like you, Jesus, beautiful Jesus? You are the light of those who are lost. You are the life of those who are dead. You are freedom for those imprisoned by guilt. You are the glory of those who hate themselves. You are the guardian of those paralysed by fear. You are the guide of those bewildered by falsehood. You…


Love, Mystics

Your Love Authored Life – Hildegard of Bingen

Endless Strength! Your love authored life when You spoke that one Word You’re the One who created order Creation, Your way.   And Your Word dressed Himself in flesh, embracing the sin-stained form we inherited from Adam, to remove the sadness from our clothes. The Saviour’s love frees the world, for what has ever been kinder than His incarnation? His sinlessness breathed life into…


Ancient, Love

Just You – St Benedict

Gracious and holy Father, please give me: intellect to understand you; reason to discern you; diligence to seek you; wisdom to find you; a spirit to know you; a heart to meditate upon you; ears to hear you; eyes to see you; a tongue to proclaim you; a way of life pleasing to you; patience to wait for you; and…


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…