Longing, Peace

Apollo 8 Peace Prayer

Give us, O God, the vision which can see Your love in the world in spite of human failure.  Give us the faith to trust Your goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness.  Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts.  And show us what each one of us can do to set forward…

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Blessing, Creation, Peace

Deep Peace Blessing

Deep peace of the shining star to you, Deep peace of the running wave to you, Deep peace of the quiet earth to you, Deep joy of the leaping fire to you, Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you. – An adaptation of an old Celtic Blessing – By Sister Susan, Nada Hermitage, Colorado

Confession, Peace

I Repent – Eugene Peterson

I repent, Lord. I repent.   I have been wrong in supposing that I could manage my own life and be my own god; I have been wrong in thinking I had, or could get, the strength, education and training to make it on my own; I trust that God in Jesus Christ is telling me the truth.   I…

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Longing, Peace

Welcoming Sabbath

Lord of Creation, create in us a new rhythm of life composed of hours that sustain rather than stress, of days that deliver rather than tackles. Lord of Liberation, by the rhythm of your truth, set us free from the bondage and baggage that break us, from the Pharaohs and fellows who fail us, from the plans and pursuits that…

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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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Ancient, Communion Eucharist, Peace

Open The Gates – Chrysostom

I am not worthy, my Master and my God, That you should come beneath the roof of my soul. Yet, since in your universal love you want to live in me, I ask with boldness. You command, Open the gates which you forged, Come in with love and light up my darkened thinking. I believe that you will do this…

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Peace, Scholars, Short

Serenity Prayer – Reinhold Niebuhr

God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as you did, this world as it is, Not as I want it,…

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Forgiveness, Peace

Channel Of Your Peace – St Francis Of Assisi

O Lord make me a channel of your peace Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is discord, union; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy; Let me seek not to be consoled, but to console; Not to be understood, but to understand; Not…

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Biblical, Peace

My Heart Is Not Proud

My heart is not proud, Lord, My eyes are not arrogant. I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I am calm and quiet Like a child with its mother; like a small child I am content. Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore. Amen. – Psalm 131

Peace, Short

In Christ

In Christ alone my soul finds rest… In Christ alone my soul… In Christ alone… In Christ.   – Inspired by Psalm 62:1, 5 – From Bill Gaultiere at www.soulshepherding.org – Pray slowly reflecting on each line quietly.  

Peace

Be Still

Be still and know that I am God… Be still and know that I am… Be still and know… Be still… Be…   – Psalm 46:10 – I found this prayer in a Richard Rohr book.  He suggests we pray it slowly line by line and relax!

Celtic, Forgiveness, Peace

Let Our Memory Shelter No Hate

Lord, let our memory provide no shelter for grievance against each other. Lord, let our heart provide no harbour for hatred of each other. Lord, let our tongue be no accomplice in the judgement of each other.   – Prayer from Celtic Daily Prayer from the Northumbria Community