Confession & Repentance, Lent & Cross, Short

Giving Up Control

Lord, Forgive me for my pride and my need to control, Forgive me for my fear and my desire to please at any cost. Forgive me Lord, for my lack of listening and for holding on too tightly. Thank you Lord, for the miracle you work despite the obstacles I put in your way, for I am but dust in…

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In Need Or Trial, Lent & Cross, Short

Prayer At The Cross

God of all goodness, By the hell and victory of the cross, embolden us to come to you, with our loud cries for tears to receive mercy and help in time of need.   – Joy Tetley. England. – As at Pg 52, “Prayers Encircling The World” Westminster John Knox Press    

Intercession, Prayers Of Church, Short

Hear Not As We Ask Or Deserve

Heavenly Father, you have promised to hear what we ask in the name of your Son: Accept and fulfil our petitions, we pray, not as we ask in our ignorance, nor as we deserve in our sinfulness, but as you know and love us in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   – The Book of Common Prayer

In Need Or Trial, Pain, Poets, Short

Beethoven’s Prayer

Lord God, give me victory over myself, that nothing may imprison my life. Be the guiding light of my heart, lift me up from the dark depths.   May my sou be caught up in your wisdom, Fight its way upwards in fiery flight. For you alone understand me, and only you can give me the power to keep going.   – This prayer…

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Prayers Of Church, Short

New Eyes, New Hearts, New Way

Be with us as we: learn to see one another with new eyes, hear one another with new hearts, and treat one another in a new way.   – Corrymeela Community, Northern Ireland – Collected by Doug.

Dying & Loss, Short

Facing Regrets

Forgiving God, when we notice how many things are still undone, and begin to regret, Restore our hearts. Forgive our mistakes. Bind up wounds of past mistakes. Transform our guilt into love and by your grace make us whole. In the name of Christ. Amen.