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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Biblical, Confession

Confession Prayer From Ezra

Ezra 9:6–9 I am too ashamed and disgraced, my God, to lift up my face to you, because our sins are higher than our heads and our guilt has reached to the heavens. From the days of our ancestors until now, our guilt has been great. Because of our sins, we and our kings and our priests have been subjected…

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Confession

Confession – Paul E. Engle

Almighty God; we enter your presence confessing the things we try to conceal from you and the things we try to conceal from others. We confess the heartbreak, worry, and sorrow we have caused, that make it difficult for others to forgive us, the times we have made it easy for others to do wrong, the harm we have done…

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Confession, Short

Confession – Too Heavy To Carry

Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which…

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Celtic, Journey & Travel

The Journey Prayer – St Brendan

  God, bless to me this day, God bless to me this night; Bless, O bless, Thou God of grace, Each day and hour of my life; Bless, O bless, Thou God of grace, Each day and hour of my life. God, bless the pathway on which I go; God, bless the earth that is beneath my sole; Bless, O…

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Holy Spirit & Pentecost

Come Holy Spirit (Veni Spiritus Sanctus)

Come Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace and heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made. O comforter, to Thee we cry, O heavenly gift of God Most High, O fount of life and fire of love, and sweet anointing from above. Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are…

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Biblical, Faith, Need Or Trial

Psalm 27 – A Prayer Of Hope

Psalm 27:7–14 Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Saviour.…

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Biblical, Love, Relationships

May Your Love Abound

Philippians 1:3–11 I thank my God every time I remember you. And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes…

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Holy Spirit & Pentecost

Prayer For Pentecost

A Prayer for Pentecost Holy Spirit, Lord and Giver of Life: At the beginning of time you moved over the face of the waters; you breathe into every living being, the breath of life. Come, Creator Spirit, and renew the whole creation. Holy Spirit, voice of the prophets: You enflame men and women with a passion for your truth, and…

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Ancient, Evening

Evening Prayer – St Augustine

Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ. Rest your weary ones. Bless your dying ones. Soothe your suffering ones. Pity your afflicted ones. Shield your joyous ones. And for all your love’s sake. Amen.