Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 14th May 2017
Grant us, O Lord, purity of heart and strength of purpose, that no passion may hinder us from doing your will, and no weakness from doing it; that in your light we may see light clearly, and in your service find perfect freedom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 9th April 2017
Grant us, O Lord, to pass this day in gladness and peace, without stumbling and without stain, that reaching the day’s end victorious over all temptation, we may again praise you, the eternal God, blessed over all things now and forever. Amen.
Mozarabic Sacramentary (Tenth Century)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 19th March 2017
Give to us, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no unworthy affection may drag downwards; an unconquered heart, which no tribulation can wear out; an upright heart, which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Grant to us also, O Lord, understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, and a faithfulness finally to embrace you; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 1274)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 1st January 2017
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 25th December 2016
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 20th November 2016
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 30th October 2016
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 16th October 2016
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 August 2016
O Lord our God, grant us grace to desire you with our whole heart; that so desiring, we may seek and find you; and so finding, we may love you; and so loving you, we may never return to those sins from which you have delivered us; through Christ our Lord.
St Anselm (c.1033 – 1109)
The Christmas Christingle Service was a very happy and joyous event and took the form of a free and easy celebration of Christmas rather than a traditional Service. The Church was very full with a large number of children present. The Children made their own Christingles. Continue reading