Biblical, Mystics

You Have Searched Me And You Know Me

O Lord, you have searched my heart And you know me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my every thought when far away. You chart the path ahead and show me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. You know what I am going to say even before I speak.…

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Biblical, Love

The Greatest Of These Is Love

What if I could speak in the tongues of humans and of angels but had no love? It would be nothing more than a clanging cymbal – a useless noise! What if I could prophesy and understand all secrets and all knowledge? What if I even had faith that moved mountains, but had no love? I would be nothing. What…

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Celtic, Evening

A Celtic Evening Prayer

I place my soul and my body In your safe refuge this night, O God, In your safe refuge, O Jesus Christ, In your safe refuge, O Spirit of Truth, The Three who defend my cause, And never turn the back upon me. Father, kind and just, Son, who overcame death, Holy Spirit of power, Keep me this night from harm,…

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Celtic

I Am Bending My Knee

I am bending my knee In the eye of the Father who created me, In the eye of the Son who purchased me, In the eye of the Spirit who cleansed me, In friendship and affection. Through Thine own Anointed One, O God, Bestow upon us fullness in our need, Love towards God, The affection of God, The smile of…

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Biblical, Peace

The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod…

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Mealtime & Table Grace

A Table Prayer

O Heavenly Father, We thank You for food and remember the hungry. We thank You for health and remember the sick. We thank You for friends and remember the friendless. We thank You for freedom and remember the enslaved. May these remembrances stir us to service. That You gifts to us may be used for others. Amen. – A common…

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Creation

Compassion For Creation – St Basil

O God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, our brothers and sisters the animals to whom you gave the earth as their home in common with us. We remember with shame that in the past we have exercised the high power of man with ruthless cruelty so that the voice of the earth, which should…

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Creation

Creation Prayers

Of course these prayers are not ‘to’ creation, but acknowledge that as we pray we join in the song of praise to God that all creation was designed for… Creator of All, This world, Your creation, Rolled into a sphere, Packaged in sunshine, Gift-wrapped in love, Given to us, Thank you. Amen. In Your time, Creator God, this world was…

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Before The Word, Biblical, Pastors

A Prayer Of Moses

Deuteronomy 32:1-4 Listen, heavens, and I will speak; hear, earth, the words of my mouth. Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Praise the greatness of our God! God is the Rock, whose works are perfect,…

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