Dying & Loss, In Need Or Trial

Nothing To Fear

Heavenly Father, you have not made us for darkness and death, but for life with you for ever. Without you we have nothing to hope for; with you we have nothing to fear. Speak to us now your words of eternal life. Lift us from anxiety and guilt to the light and peace of your presence, and set the glory…

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In Need Or Trial, Old Age

A Nun’s Prayer About Growing Old

Lord, you know (better that I know) that I am growing older. Keep me from the habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from the craving to straighten out everybody’s affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody, helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom it seems a pity not to…

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Confession & Repentance, In Need Or Trial

When Guilty Or Pressured

Lord, the problems and pressures of life overwhelm me. My sin is always with me. The temptations of the world follow me wherever I go. By my own strength alone I cannot resist them. But you, Lord, are righteous and holy. In your great love and mercy make me righteous and holy, too. For Jesus sake take away my guilt…

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In Need Or Trial

In Time Of Temptation

God, you have promised me that you will never test me more than I am able to bear. So I turn to you in my weakness and ask for strength to resist and overcome the temptations so often placed in my path by Satan and my sinful nature. Teach me through your holy Word to desire what is right in…

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Celtic, Evening, In Need Or Trial

‘At Night’ by St Columba

Lord God, at Night You are the bright flame to enlighten me, the guiding star to lead me, the path beneath my feet, and the Good Shepherd along the way, now and forever more.   – St Columba 521-597AD, Iona  (slightly edited!)

Ancient, In Need Or Trial

A Prayer Of Irenaeus The Martyr

Thank you, Jesus Christ my Lord: In all my trials and sufferings, You give strength to stand firm. Even more you have given me A share in your eternal glory!   – Irenaeus of Lyons 130-202AD.  A great early teacher, writer, leader who died for his faith.