Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 3rd September 2017
Accept , O Father, the sacrifice of our thanksgiving: of praise, for your great mercies; of prayer, that we may grow in grace; of penitence, that our sins may be forgiven; and of love, that only gift which you seek in us or desire; and this we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.
John Donne (1572 – 1631)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 27th August 2017
O God, whose glory the heavens are telling, the earth your power, the sea your might, and whose greatness all the hosts of heaven proclaim; to you belongs all glory, honour, majesty and praise; both now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Liturgy of Saint James (Fifth Century)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 20th August 2017
To you, O Lord, O Father of Lights, we lift up our hearts. Here alone with you, O God, far from the busy ways of the world teach us your way. Let us open your holy book and grant us therein both to know your will and to find the path to heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
John Wesley (1703 – 1791)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 6th August 2017
Before ever you made us, O Lord, you loved us. Your love has never slackened nor ever shall. In love all your works have begun, by love you sustain them and in your love our life is everlasting. So let the beginning and ending of all our loving be to see our God for ever and ever. Amen.
Julian of Norwich (c. 1343 – c. 1417)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 30th July 2017
O uncreated one, bless those whom you have made in your image. O untouchable one, draw near to us in the Word made flesh. O ineffable one, disclose yourself to us in the wisdom of the Cross. O immortal one, bring us through death to eternal life; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Angela of Foligno (1248 – 1309)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 16th July 2017
As healing hands breach barriers that imprison and divide….
As generous actions reawaken hope where hope has been destroyed….
As open-hearted strangers stand with the oppressed….
We glimpse the love of God, who comes among us.
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 9th July 2017
Bind our souls to your own, O Christ, so that we may never be separated from you. Only in you are we fully alive. Only in your light can we truly see and only in your strength can we safely pursue our way. To you we come, O wisdom without end. In you we rest, O mercy without limit. Amen.
Mechtild of Magdeburg (1210 – 1280)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 2nd July 2017
Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me. Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
Attributed to St Patrick (372 – 466)