Ancient, Faith, Short

For Answered Prayer – Chrysostom

Almighty God, You have gathered us together, In one place to call on you in common together. You have promised that when two or three gather in your name you will be in our midst. Fulfil our desires and prayers, As is best for us, That we may know your truth in this world, And in the age of life…

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Ancient, Confession, Short

Purity Prayer – St Gregory The Great

Almighty God, To whom all hearts are open, All desires known, And from whom no secrets are hidden, Cleanse our hearts, By the breath of your Holy Spirit, That we may fully love you, And praise well your holy name. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. – Gregory The Great / Pope Gregory The First (~540-604) – Modern translation for clarity

Praise, Scholars

Way Truth & Life – Erasmus

Lord Jesus Christ, The way, the truth and the life! Do not let us stray from your path, For you are our way. Do not let us distrust your promises, For you are the truth. Do not let us rest in anything other than you, For your are our life. Lord Jesus, You are the one to believe, You are…

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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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Ancient, Lent & Cross

Glory To The Suffering Christ – St Gregory The Great

Glory to you The Suffering Christ O Lord, You were insulted and hated, yet each day You free captive souls from the grip of the ancient enemy. You did not turn Your face away from the spitting and hate, yet You wash souls in saving waters. You accepted Your scourging without crying out, yet through your words You deliver us…

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Ancient, Creation, Praise

Prayer Of Praise – St Gregory of Nazianzus

O God, You alone are unutterable, from the time you created all things that can be spoken of. You alone are unknowable, from the time you created all things that can be known. All things cry out about you, those which speak, and those which cannot speak. All things honour you; those which think, and those which cannot think. For…

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Longing, Mystics, Short

Circle Prayer

Jesus – send your angels to encircle us! Keep protection near, And danger far.   Jesus – encircle us! Keep hope within, And doubt without.   Jesus – encircle us! Keep light near, And darkness far.   Jesus – encircle us! Keep peace with in, Drive evil out.   – Rick Zweck – Often used with the Labyrinth

Blessing, Creation, Peace

Deep Peace Blessing

Deep peace of the shining star to you, Deep peace of the running wave to you, Deep peace of the quiet earth to you, Deep joy of the leaping fire to you, Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you. – An adaptation of an old Celtic Blessing – By Sister Susan, Nada Hermitage, Colorado

Holy Spirit & Pentecost

Powerful Holy Spirit

Powerful Holy Spirt, Make your presence known in this place, through our worship our prayer, the reading of your Word. Father, Son, Holy Spirit, within whose unity lies all that is you, perfect love, justice, peace, and power. As we gather here today, your body, your church throughout this world, fill our outstretched hearts with your spirit, encircle us with…

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Biblical, Hope

Habakkuk’s Prayer Of Hope

Habakkuk 3:17–19 Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls. Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Saviour. The Sovereign Lord…

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Evening, Relationships

RL Stevenson Evening Prayer

Lord, see our family gathered here. We thank you for this place in which we livw, for the love that unites us, for the peace accorded to us this day, for the hope with which we expect the morrow; for the health, the work, the food and the bright skies that make our lives delightful; for our friends in all…

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Faith, Pastors, Short

Covenant Prayer – John Wesley

I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you, exalted for you, or brought low for you; let me be full, let me be empty, let me have all things,…

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