Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 3rd June 2018
Grant us, O Lord, humble, lowly and quiet hearts. Give our waking hours patience, kindness and tenderness of spirit. Let all our words, our works and all our thoughts be overshadowed by the gift of your Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.
Thomas More (1478 – 1535)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 27th May 2018
In our weakness, O Lord, be our strength. In our sinfulness, be to us pardoning love. In our need, be our all sufficient grace. In our anxiety, be to us both stillness and rest, and at all times be to us the fullness of blessing; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Frances Ridley Havergal (1836 – 1879)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 20th May 2018
I offer you my hands, O Lord, to do your work; my lips to sing your praise; my life to proclaim your glory and my heart to serve you in my neighbor; for Jesu’s sake. Amen
St Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 13th May 2018
Grant us your help, O God, that whatever by the teaching of your Holy Spirit we know to be our duty, we may by your grace be enabled to perform it; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
William Bright (1824 – 1901)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 6th May 2018
Blessed be the love which chose us before the foundation of the world. Blessed be the grace that saved us before the world began. Blessed be the glory prepared for us from all eternity. Blessed be God for ever and blessed be his glorious name! Amen.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 29th April 2018
O Lord Christ, grant that in your wounds we may find our safety; in your stripes, our cure; in your cross, our victory; in your resurrection, our triumph and in the glory of your kingdom, a crown or righteousness; for your tender mercy’s sake. Amen.
Jeremy Taylor (1613 – 1667)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 22nd April 2018
Almighty God, whose dear Son went not up to joy before he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified; mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
William Huntington (1838 – 1902)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 15th April 2018
Eternal light, shine into our hearts; eternal goodness, deliver us from evil; eternal power, be our support; eternal wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance; eternal pity, have mercy upon us; that with all our heart and mind and soul and strength we may seek your face and be brought by your infinite mercy into your holy presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Alcuin of York (c. 740 – 804)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 8th April 2018
Be light, O Lord, to my eyes, music to my ears and contentment to my heart. Be sunlight in my day, food at my table and rest to me in the night. Take into your hands my body and my soul, my freedom and my life. Let me rejoice to be about your business and let me live to your praise and glory, now and forever. Amen.
John Cousin (1594 – 1672)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 1st April 2018
Forgive us, O Lord, when we listen, but do not hear; when we look, but do not see; and when we feel, but do not act; and by your mercy and grace draw us into the righteous deed of your kingdom of justice and peace; through Christ our Lord. Amen
Maria Hare (1798 – 1870)