Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 13th May 2018
Grant us your help, O God, that whatever by the teaching of your Holy Spirit we know to be our duty, we may by your grace be enabled to perform it; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
William Bright (1824 – 1901)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 6th May 2018
Blessed be the love which chose us before the foundation of the world. Blessed be the grace that saved us before the world began. Blessed be the glory prepared for us from all eternity. Blessed be God for ever and blessed be his glorious name! Amen.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 29th April 2018
O Lord Christ, grant that in your wounds we may find our safety; in your stripes, our cure; in your cross, our victory; in your resurrection, our triumph and in the glory of your kingdom, a crown or righteousness; for your tender mercy’s sake. Amen.
Jeremy Taylor (1613 – 1667)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 22nd April 2018
Almighty God, whose dear Son went not up to joy before he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified; mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
William Huntington (1838 – 1902)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 15th April 2018
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 8th April 2018
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 1st April 2018
Forgive us, O Lord, when we listen, but do not hear; when we look, but do not see; and when we feel, but do not act; and by your mercy and grace draw us into the righteous deed of your kingdom of justice and peace; through Christ our Lord. Amen
Maria Hare (1798 – 1870)
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)