Need Or Trial, Pain, Scholars

At Life’s End – Martin Luther

I pray, my Lord Jesus Christ,take my soul into your hands. Heavenly Father,I know thatalthough I will live this bodyand be taken from this life,I will live with you forever,and that no one can pluck meout of your hands. God so loved the worldthat he gave his only-begotten Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish,but have eternal life. Our…

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Scholars, Short, Work

Shatter Our Complacency

Come, Lord, do not smile and say you are already with us. Millions do not know you, and to us who do, what is the difference? What is the point of your presence if our lives do not alter? Change our lives, shatter our complacency. Make your word our life’s purpose. Take away the quietness of a clear conscience. Press…

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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…

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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…

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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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