School & Study, Work

Christ Master Carpenter

O Christ, The Master Carpenter, who at the last through wood and nails, purchased our salvation, wield well your tools in the workshop of the world, so that we, who come rough-hewn to your bench, may here be fashioned to a truer beauty by your hand. We ask this for your name and for your sake. Amen. – From the…

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School & Study, Work

Deliver Us From A Lazy Mind – John Wesley

Lord God, Deliver us From a lazy mind, From a lukewarm heart, And an unwilling spirit, Which deaden our love for you. Give us a passionate, alive and joyful spirit, To boldly do whatever you command, To suffer whatever you call us to, To be eager to serve your holy love In all things. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.…

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Journey & Travel, Work

Aviator’s Prayer

Eternal God, Who makes the winds and clouds obey, You protect the eagle in it’s flight, And the dove seeking safety. Uphold me as I soar above land and sea, Pilot my ship safely through the sky. Be with me at takeoff and landing, And let me not lose my way. Above all, Keep me in your grace, And let…

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Creation, Thanksgiving, Work

Harvest Prayer – John Birch

Creator God, for daily bread and all who work to bring your harvest home we bring our thanks today. (pause) Forgive our ingratitude we who have so much yet waste what you have given. (pause) For those whose harvest is poor, whose crops have withered, water tainted, children starve, help those who bring relief and bestow on us an unaccustomed…

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Journey & Travel, Work

A Sailor’s Prayer

Lord of earth, sea and sky, You rule the mighty deep, You rule the uttermost part of the sea, Even there your hand will lead me, Your right hand will uphold me. You are my compass, My lighthouse, My safe haven in the storm, Your grace surpasses the mightiest wave- Protect me from raging winds and treacherous billows! May your…

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Aussie, Work

ANZAC Dawn Prayers

God of love and liberty, We bring our thanks this day for the peace and security we enjoy – won through the courage and devotion of those who gave their lives in time of war. We pray that their labour and sacrifice may not be in vain, but that their spirit may live in us and in generations to come.…

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Ancient, Daily, Work

In You – St Augustine

O Loving God, To turn away from you is to fall, To turn towards you is to rise, And to stand before you is to live forever. Grant us, dear God, In all our work, your help; In all our uncertainties, your guidance; In all our dangers, your protection; In all our sorrows, your peace. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.…

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Aussie, Prayer Of Church, Work

For Defence Forces

Eternal God, the only source of peace, We pray for all who serve in the defence force of this land. Give them courage and comfort in danger, Patience in waiting, and discipline in the just use of force. Help us to seek for all people The freedom to serve you and each other in compassion and peace. We ask this…

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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

Celtic, Creation, Work

Gardener’s Prayer

Bless, Lord God, my little plot of land, and the strength with which I’m tilling it, bless the seed I’m carefully planting, and the prayers I’m sowing with it.   Bless the seasons that are coming, and the sunshine and the rain. Bless the days and shortening nights, and the hopes of my small barn.   Bless, O Father of good…

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