Holy Spirit & Pentecost, Mystics

Holy Spirit Comforting Fire – Hildegard of Bingen

Holy Spirit, Comforting fire, Life of all creation. Anointing the sick, cleansing body and soul, Fill this body! Holy Spirit, Sacred breath, Fire of love, Sweetest taste, Beautiful aroma, Fill this heart! Holy Spirit, Filling the world, from the heights to the deep, Raining from clouds, filling rivers and sea, Fill this mind! Holy Spirit, Forgiving and giving, uniting strangers,…

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Longing, Mystics, Short

Circle Prayer

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

Mystics, Need Or Trial, Short

O Eternal Lord – Hildegard Of Bingen

O eternal Lord, it is pleasing to you to burn in that same fire of love, like that from which our bodies are born, and from which you begot your Son in the first dawn before all of Creation. So consider this need which falls upon us, and relieve us of it for the sake of your Son, and lead…

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Holy Spirit & Pentecost, Mystics

O God The Holy Spirit

O God the Holy Spirit, Light to your chosen ones Evermore shine in us. O God the fire of love, Evermore burn in us. God the Lord and Giver of Life, Evermore live in us. God who gives sevenfold grace, Evermore replenish us. As the wind is your symbol, So forward our goings. As the dove, so launch us heavenwards. As water, so purify our spirits. As…

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Ancient, Creation, Mystics

Prayer Of Praise – St Patrick

Our God, God of all, God of heaven and earth, seas and rivers, God of sun and moon, of all the stars, God of high mountain and lowly valley, God over heaven, and in heaven, and under heaven. God who fills heaven and earth and sea and in all things that are in them. Who inspires all things, who gives life…

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Holy Spirit & Pentecost, Mystics

Prayer To The Spirit – St Bonaventure

Lord Jesus, as God’s Spirit came down and rested upon you, May the same Spirit rest on us, Bestowing his sevenfold gifts. First, grant us the gift of understanding, By which your precepts may enlighten our minds. Second, grant us counsel, by which we may follow in your footsteps on the path of righteousness. Third, grant us courage, by which…

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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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Mystics, Need Or Trial

Soul Shepherd – Hildegard of Bingen

Shepherd of our souls, and First Voice of creation, now let there be… freedom. For we’re still wretched creatures, always weary, always weak, and only You can rescue us from the unhappiness we make.   – Hildegard of Bingen 1098-1179AD   (Doug)

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…

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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

Confession, Mystics

Throne Within – Bernard of Clairvaux

Lord God, Come quickly and reign on Your throne within me! For something rises and tries to take possession of your throne; Pride, greed, uncleanness and laziness want to be my kings. And then evil-words, anger, hatred, and a whole band of evil join the war trying to rule me. I resist them, I cry out against them. I say…

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