Faith, Scholars

Astronomer’s Prayer – Johannes Kepler

Thank you, my Creator and God,   for giving me such a delight in your universe,   this ecstasy when I look at your handiwork. As far as my finite sprit has been able to comprehend,    I have shared with others the glory of your works   and your infinity. If anything I have said misrepresents you,   of if at any time I…


Ancient, Biblical, Scholars

Oh Good Samaritan – Saint Jerome

Show me your mercy, O Lord, and gladden my heart. What you see here is a man who has been caught by thieves, wounded and left for dead beside the road. You are the good Samaritan who picks me up and treats my wounds with your oil and wine. It is your pleasure that I should spend my days in…


Easter & New Life, Scholars

Sun Of The World – Thomas Cranmer

O Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Sun of the World, Always rising and never going down, Your wholesome presence and sight, Creates, feeds, and refreshes life, Not only on earth but also in heaven! We beg you to shine in our hearts So that the night of sin, and the fog of falsehood may be driven away. With you…


Praise, Scholars

Way Truth & Life – Erasmus

Lord Jesus Christ, The way, the truth and the life! Do not let us stray from your path, For you are our way. Do not let us distrust your promises, For you are the truth. Do not let us rest in anything other than you, For your are our life. Lord Jesus, You are the one to believe, You are…


Prayer Of Church, Scholars

Intercession – Anselm Of Canturbury

We pray before you, O Lord, the troubles and perils of people and nations, the sighing of prisoners and captives, the sorrows of the bereaved, the necessities of strangers, the helplessness of the weak, the despondency of the weary, the failing powers of the aged. O Lord, draw near to each; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  …


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,…


Praise, Scholars

Prayer Of Praise – Anselm Of Canterbury

Lord, because you made me, I owe you the whole of my love; because you redeemed me, I owe you the whole of my life; because you have promised so much, I owe you my whole being. I owe you as much more love than myself as you are greater than I, for whom you gave yourself and to whom…


Evening, Scholars

Bonhoeffer’s Evening Prayer

O Lord my God, thank you for bringing this day to a close. Thank you for giving me rest in body and soul. Your hand has been over me and has guarded and preserved me. Forgive my lack of faith and any wrong that I have done today, and help me to forgive all who have wronged us. Let me…


Scholars, Short

Little Great Things – Blaise Pascal

Teach us, Lord, to do the little things as though they were great because of the majesty of Christ who does them in us and who lives our life. Teach us to do the greatest things as though they were little and easy because of Christ’s power! – Blaise Pascal 1623-1662AD famous for his mathematics and Pascal’s triangle!