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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Love, Scholars, Work

Prayer For Responsibility – Reinhold Niebuhr

Lord God, you have bound us together in this bundle of life: give us grace to understand how our lives depend upon the courage, the industry, the honesty and the integrity of others; that we may be mindful of their needs, grateful for their faithfulness, and faithful in our responsibilities to them.   – By Pastor Reinhold Niebuhr 1892-1971AD

Poets, Scholars

If I Should Brood Or Rave – G.K. Chesterton

This much, O heaven – if I should brood or rave, Pity me not; but let the world be fed, Yea, in my madness if I strike me dead, Heed you the grass that grows upon my grave. If I dare snarl between this sun and sod, Whimper and clamour, give me grace to own, In sun and rain and…

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Peace, Scholars

Calm The Waves – Soren Kierkegaard

O Lord, calm the waves of this heart, Calm its storms. Be still, O my soul, so God can work. Be still, O my soul, let God’s rest live in you, God’s peace cover you. We know that the World cannot give us peace, Only You can bring peace, We trust your promise, Even the whole world cannot take away Your…

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