Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 25th March 2018
Praise to you, our Lord and our God, for the jewel of our sight, the treasure of our hearing and the glory of our speech. Pardon our ingratitude and teach us to render you a thankful heart. Open our eyes to your glory, our ears to your word and our mouths to proclaim your goodness; both now and forever. Amen.
Thomas Traherne (c.1636 – 1674)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning18th March 2018
O Love most powerful, strengthen me. O Love most sweet, let me taste your goodness. O Love most dear, let me live for you alone. O Love most faithful, comfort and support me. O Love most companionable, accompany all my deeds. O Love most victorious, persevere with me to the end; for your own name’s sake. Amen
St Gertrude of Heltfa (1256 – 1302)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 11th March 2018
Care for us, O Christ, with your tenderness; clothe us with your humility; guide us with your gentleness; rule us with your wisdom and exalt us with your love; for your mercy’s sake. Amen.
Mechthild of Magdeburg (c.1207 – 1282)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 4th March 2018
To my weariness, O Lord, grant your rest; to my exhaustion, your strength and to my tired eyes, your healing light. Guide me, guard me and shelter me within the shadow of your wings and quicken me in your service with the brightest of your glory; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lancelot Andrews (1555 – 1626)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 25th February 2018
O Lord God, you rule over all things and you accomplish all things. You never remove your hands from your works, nor ever shall. Guide us, we pray, with the power and wisdom with which, from the beginning, you have loved and made all things; through Christ our Lord. Amen
Julian of Norwich (1342 – 1416)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 18th February 2018
Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are worth nothing. Send your Holy Spirit, and pour into our hearts that most excellent of love, the bond of all peace and virtues, without which those who live are counted as dead before you. And this we ask for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Thomas Cranmer (1489 – 1556)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 11th February 2018
O most loving Christ, let us see your crown of thorns in every tear-filled eye; your bleeding and naked body in every suffering soul; your nail-pierced hands in every forgotten prisoner and your wounded feet in every broken traveller; and take us to the place of healing, both ours and theirs; for your own name’s sake. Amen.
Thomas Traherne (1637 – 1674)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 4th February 2018
Awaken us , O God, to that faith which dies unless it clothes the naked, feeds the hungry, comforts the sorrowing, shelters the destitute and binds the broken; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Menno Simons (1496 – 1561)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 28th January 2018
Lord of Love, whatever we own may we reverence it for your glory, whatever we do may we undertake it for your sake and whatever we are may we live for your praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hugh of Lincoln
(1135 – 1200)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 21st January 2018
Grant to us O Lord, to pass this day in Gladness and peace, without stumbling and without stain, that reaching the eventide victorious over all temptation, we may again praise you, the eternal God, blessed over all things now and for ever.