Ancient, Confession, Need Or Trial

Christ Of My Failures – St Augustine

Lord, I commit my failures as well as my successes into your hands, and I bring for your healing the people and the situations, the wrongs and the hurts of the past. Give me courage, strength and generosity to let go and move on, leaving the past behind me, and living the present to the full. Lead me always to…

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Ancient, Longing, Praise

Nothing But You – St Augustine

Lord Jesus, let me know myself and know You, And desire nothing but You. Let me forget myself and love You. Let me do everything for the sake of You. Let me humble myself and exalt You. Let me think nothing except You. Let me die to myself and live in You. Let me accept whatever happens as from You.…

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Dying & Loss, Need Or Trial

Find Me Lord – Ted Loder

Oh, Eternal One, it would be easier for me to pray if I were clear and of a single mind and a pure heart; if I could be done hiding from myself and from you, even in my prayers.   But, I am who I am, mixture of motives and excuses, blur of memories, quiver of hopes, knot of fear,…

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Ancient, 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

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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Easter & New Life, Scholars

Sun Of The World – Thomas Cranmer

O Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Sun of the World, Always rising and never going down, Your wholesome presence and sight, Creates, feeds, and refreshes life, Not only on earth but also in heaven! We beg you to shine in our hearts So that the night of sin, and the fog of falsehood may be driven away. With you…

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Biblical, Confession

Daniel’s Confession Prayer

Daniel 9:15–19 Now, Lord our God, who brought your people out of Slavery with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from your city, your holy hill. Our sins and…

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Listening, Preaching & Reflecting

From Pride To Humility

Father, take us to the place where we are saved from pride and arrogance and Christ’s humility is everything, where we lift up clean hands and pure hearts to You. Take us to the place where we no longer shrink in fear from the mountains before us but look upon them with joy, where we see clearly and our decisions…

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Dying & Loss

Funeral Prayer

Lord God, You have not made us for darkness and death, But for life with you for ever. Without you we have nothing to hope for, With you we have nothing to fear. Lift us from anxiety and set the light of your love before us. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.   – A traditional Lutheran funeral prayer.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Prayer – J.F. Starck

Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good, His mercy endures for ever. O God, how great is your mercy to us! Again this year you have given us food and drink. You have preserved the harvest. Heaven has heard the cry of the earth, and the earth has brought forth abundantly. You have given us rains in season.…

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Ancient, Easter & New Life

I Arise Today – St Patrick

I arise today In Christ who rose for me, And in whose power is life itself. I arise today, Through the strength of Christ’s birth and baptism, Through the strength of his crucifixion and burial, Through the strength of his resurrection and ascension, Through the strength of his descent for the judgment of Doom. I arise today Through the love…

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Easter & New Life

The Stone Has Been Rolled Away

When the broken come to wholeness, when the wounded come to healing, when the frightened come to trusting, the stone has been rolled away. When the lonely find friendship, when the hurt find new loving, when the worried find peace, the stone has been rolled away. When we share instead of taking, when we stroke instead of striking, when we…

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