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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Biblical, Dying & Loss

I Lift My Eyes To The Hills

I lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord: The maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip. The one who watches over you will not sleep; he does not rest or sleep. The Lord watches over you- The Lord is your shade at your right…

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Biblical, Pastors, Preaching & Reflecting

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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Morning, Orthodox, Work

St Philaret’s Morning Prayer

Lord, give me the strength to greet the coming day in peace. Help me in all things to rely on Your holy will. Reveal Your will to me every hour of the day. Bless my dealings with all people. Teach me to treat all people who come to me throughout the day with peace of soul and with firm conviction…

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Morning, Orthodox

St Basil’s Morning Prayer

As I rise from sleep I thank You, O Holy Trinity, for through your great goodness and patience. You were not angry with me for my laziness and sin! You have not destroyed me in my sins! You showed Your love for people! When I was flattened by despair You raised me up to keep the morning watch and praise You! And now…

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Blessing

Benediction by Roy Lessin

May God our Father increase your understanding of what it means for you to be His child and to have reserved for you an inheritance that is incorruptible, undefiled, and will not fade away. May the Holy Spirit take you deeper into the depths of Christ’s love, and lift you to the highest heights of His glory and grace, enriching…

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Communion Eucharist

After Holy Communion

We give thanks, almighty God, that you have refreshed us with this holy gift. We pray that through it you will strengthen our faith in you and our love for one another. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.