Morning, Need Or Trial, Peace

You Know The Way – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

O God, early in the morning I cry to you. Help me to pray And to concentrate my thoughts on you. I cannot do this alone. In me there is darkness, but with you there is light. I am lonely, but you do not leave me. I am feeble in heart, but with you is strength. I am restless, but with…

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Dying & Loss, 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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Dying & Loss, Need Or Trial

In The Morning Christ Will Come To Me

In the morning Christ will come to me. He will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself… In the morning Christ will come to me. He will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself… In the morning Christ will come to me. He will redeem my life from…

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Biblical, Need Or Trial

Rest In God – King David

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.   How long will enemies assault me? Would they throw me down – like a leaning wall, a tottering fence? Surely they intend to topple me and knock me off my…

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Confession, Need Or Trial

A Puritan’s Confession

O Changeless God, Under the conviction of the Spirit I learn that The more I do, the worse I am, The more I know, the less I know, The more holiness I have, the mores sinful I am, The more I love, the more there is to love. O wretched man that I am! O Lord, I have a wild…

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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, Need Or Trial

Three Prayers Of Confession

Assure me Lord Jesus Christ, you are my one and only Savior. I need the blessings you have set aside for me. Assure me that I am forgiven. Remind me that you promise eternal life in heaven with you. Give me a strong faith that always looks to you for these things. Amen. A personal confession of sin My Father,…

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Confession, 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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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, Need Or Trial

At Night – 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, 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.