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.    

Mealtime & Table Grace

Johnny Appleseed Grace

O the Lord is good to me, And so I thank the Lord For giving me the things I need, The sun and the rain and the appleseed, O the Lord is good to me! (Amen)   – This grace was commonly sung to the old traditional tune by my country cousins!  (Matt)

Celtic, Evening

God With Me As I Lie Down

God with me as I lie down, God with me as I rise up, God with me in each ray of light, No ray of joy without him, No one ray without him. Christ with me sleeping, Christ with me waking, Christ with me watching, Every day and night, Every day and night. God with me protecting, The Lord with…

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Peace

Prayer For Reconciliation – Mother Teresa & Brother Roger

Oh God, the father of all, you ask every one of us to spread Love where the poor are humiliated, Joy where the Church is brought low, And reconciliation where people are divided. . . Father against son, mother against daughter, Husband against wife, Believers against those who cannot believe, Christians against their unloved fellow Christians.   – By Mother…

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Dying & Loss, Short

Facing Regrets

Forgiving God, when we notice how many things are still undone, and begin to regret, Restore our hearts. Forgive our mistakes. Bind up wounds of past mistakes. Transform our guilt into love and by your grace make us whole. In the name of Christ. Amen.

Creation

Prayer For Creation

Creator God, you make all things and weave them together in a tapestry of life. Teach us to respect the fragile balance of life and to care for all the gifts of your creation. Give wisdom to those who have power and authority, that life may be cherished and a good and fruitful Earth may continue to show your glory…

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Creation

Care Of Creation

God of the universe, We thank You for Your many good gifts – For the beauty of Creation and its rich and varied fruits, For clean water and fresh air, for food and shelter, animals and plants. Forgive us for the times we have taken the earth’s resources for granted And wasted what You have given us. Transform our hearts…

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