Longing, Mystics, Short

Circle Prayer

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

Faith, Pastors, Short

Covenant Prayer – John Wesley

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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Confession, Short

Confession – Too Heavy To Carry

Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which…

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Mystics, Need Or Trial, Short

O Eternal Lord – Hildegard Of Bingen

O eternal Lord, it is pleasing to you to burn in that same fire of love, like that from which our bodies are born, and from which you begot your Son in the first dawn before all of Creation. So consider this need which falls upon us, and relieve us of it for the sake of your Son, and lead…

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Morning, Pastors, Short

Morning Prayer – John Wesley

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, Preaching & Reflecting, 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)

Celtic, Short

Morning Star – Bede The Venerable

O Christ, our Morning Star, Splendour of Light Eternal, shining with the glory of the rainbow, come and waken us from the greyness of our apathy, and renew in us your gift of hope. Amen.   – Bede the Venerable

Daily, Short

Jesus Is Enough For Me

Jesus is enough to keep me at peace like a child in it’s mother’s arms… Jesus is enough to keep me at peace like a child… Jesus is enough to keep me at peace… Jesus is enough to keep… Jesus is enough… Jesus…   – Inspired by Psalm 131:2 – Read Mark 10:13-16 and reflect. – Simplfied by Matt from a…

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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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Listening, Mystics, Short

To Rejoice In The Eye Of The Storm

Oh Lord! To rejoice in the eye of the storm, to laugh out loud with delight in your presence, to respond with humility and to give in love – surely there is no other way. Help me Lord, to walk humbly, to love and to be loved and to hear your words in all that surrounds. Amen