Prayer for Week 4th March 2018

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 4th March 2018

Children Resting & PrayingTo 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 for Week 25th February 2018

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 25th February 2018

Girl Praying at SunsetO 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 for Week 18th February 2018

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 18th February 2018

Girl PrayingLord, 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 for Week 11th February 2018

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 Christ Carrying The Crossbleeding 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 for Week 21st January 2018

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 21st January 2018

passionate-prayer_2542812Grant 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.
Amen.

Mozarabic Sacramentary
(Tenth Century)

Prayer for Week 7th January 2018

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 7th January 2018

Prayer based on Psalm 24. 1 – 5a 

Psalm 24 Image

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.
Amen.

© Wendy Ross-Barker
Published with the kind permission of Wendy Ross-Barker