Christmas, Communion / Eucharist, Short

Prayer To Christ

Jesus Christ, you come to transfigure us and to renew us in the image of God: shine in our darkness. Jesus Christ, light of our hearts, you know our thirst: lead us to the wellspring of your Gospel. Jesus Christ, light of the world, you shine on every human being: enable us to discern your presence in each person. Jesus…

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Faith, Pastors, Short, Thanks

The Wesley Covenant Prayer

I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you, exalted for you, or brought low for you; let me be full, let me be empty, let me have all things,…

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Morning, Pastors, Short

John Wesley’s Morning Prayer

O that we could begin this day in devout meditations, in joy unspeakable, and in blessing and praising Thee, who hast given us such good hope and everlasting consolation. Lift up our minds above all these little things below, which are apt to distract our thoughts; and keep them above till our hearts are fully bent to seek Thee every…

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Ancient, Celtic, Morning, Short

Morning Prayer – St Patrick

Christ be with us this day, Within us to purify us; Above us to draw us up; Beneath us to sustain us; Before us to lead us; Behind us to restrain us; Around us to protect us. – St Patrick 389-461AD – Submitted by Rob

Ancient, Before The Word, Short

To Meditate On The Word – St Jerome

Lord, You have given us Your Word for a light to shine upon our path; grant us so to meditate on that Word, and to follow its teaching, that we may find in it the light that shines more and more until the perfect day; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   – St Jerome 342 – 420AD

Intercession, Short

Intercession Prayer – Clement Of Rome

We call on you, Lord, be our helper and protector. Save the afflicted among us; have mercy on the lowly; raise up the fallen; appear to the needy; heal the ungodly; restore the wanderers of thy people; feed the hungry; ransom our prisoners; raise up the sick; comfort the faint-hearted. – Clement of Rome (died 99AD)

Longing, Mystics, Short

Circle Prayer

Jesus – send your angels to circle us! Keep protection near, And danger far.   Jesus – circle us! Keep hope within, And doubt without.   Jesus – circle us! Keep light near, And darkness far.   Jesus – circle us! Keep peace with in, Drive evil out.   – Rick Zweck – Often used with the Labyrinth

Prayers Of Church, Scholars, Short

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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