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.
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 14th January 2018
Heavenly King, Advocate, Spirit of Truth, present everywhere, filling all things, Treasury of blessings and Giver of life, come and dwell in us, cleanse us from every stain, and O good One, save our souls.
Othodox Daily Prayer
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 7th January 2018
Prayer based on Psalm 24. 1 – 5a
Lord, with the Psalmist, we acknowledge that the earth is yours.
Yours, too, are all the people of the world, for you are our Creator.
As we marvel at your universe, we wonder, with the Psalmist,
whether we can dare to stand in your presence – your holy place.
Lord of all the earth, you are present everywhere.
You are here with us now, so we know that this is your holy place.
Break into our hearts and minds. Break into our lives
Fill us with your love and give us your blessing
As we worship you today.
© Wendy Ross-Barker
Published with the kind permission of Wendy Ross-Barker
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 31st December 2017
Love of the heart of Jesus, inflame me; strength of the heart of Jesus, uphold me; wisdom of the heart of Jesus, teach me; will of the heart of Jesus, guide me; zeal of the heart of Jesus, consume me, now and for ever.
St John Eudes (1601 – 1680)