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…

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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…

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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.  …

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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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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…

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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…

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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!

Poets, Prayer Of Church, Scholars

We Hold Before God – William Barclay

We hold before God: those for whom life is very difficult; those who have difficult decisions to make, and who honestly do not know what is the right thing to do. We hold before God: those who have difficult tasks to do and to face, and who fear they may fail in them.   We hold before God: those who have…

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Faith, Love, Scholars

Empty Vessel – Martin Luther

Look, Lord, on an empty vessel that needs to be filled. In faith I am weak – strengthen me. In love I am cold – warm me and make me passionate so that my love may go out to my neighbour. I doubt and am unable to trust you completely. Lord, strengthen my faith and trust in you. You are all…

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