Love, Peace, Praise

Who Is Like You Jesus? – Johann Freylinghausen

Who is like you, Jesus, beautiful Jesus? You are the light of those who are lost. You are the life of those who are dead. You are freedom for those imprisoned by guilt. You are the glory of those who hate themselves. You are the guardian of those paralysed by fear. You are the guide of those bewildered by falsehood. You…

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Biblical, Blessing

The Ephesian Blessing

May God, out of his glorious riches, strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, May Christ dwell in your heart through faith. May you be rooted and established in love, May you have power, May you dwell with all the Lord’s holy people, May you grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the…

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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.

Christmas

Christmas Prayer – Moira Laidlaw

God of all time, we praise and adore you for breaking into the darkness of this world with the glorious light of your presence. A light which made your love for the world visible in the babe born in Bethlehem— Jesus Christ, your Son, our Saviour. A light which guided those gift-bearing travellers from afar to find and worship the…

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Dying & Loss, In Need Or Trial, Longing

Prayer Of Release

Heavenly Father, I release to You the burdens that I have been carrying, burdens that You never intended for me to carry. I cast all my cares upon You—all my worries, all my fears. You have told me to not be anxious about anything, but rather to bring everything to You in prayer with thankfulness. Calm my restless spirit, quiet…

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Ancient, Celtic, 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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