Mystics, Short

Sour Faced Saints – Terisa of Avila

From silly devotions, And from sour-faced saints, Good Lord, deliver us!   – St Terisa Of Avila 1515-1582AD.  Now this one may seem a bit pointless at first, but go with it.  What kinds of silly worship, crazy stuff, and put-on shows have you seen in the name of God?  We need to pray about it!  Reflect on what God…

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Confession, 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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Lent & Cross, Need Or Trial, 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, Prayer Of Church, Short

Accept Not As We Ask

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

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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