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)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 25th June 2017
O good Jesus, brightness of the Father’s glory, teach us to do your will that, guided by your Spirit, we may come to the city of everlasting day, where all are one in heart and mind, where all is safety and eternal peace, and where you live with the Father and Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.
Gregory the Great (c. 540 – 604)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 18th June 2017
Give to us, Lord, the peace of those who have learnt to serve you, the joy of those who are glad to obey you and the delight of those who rejoice in your praise; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Aidan of Lindisfarne (d. 651)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 11th June 2017
Day by Day, O Lord, let us ardently seek your presence, lovingly walk with you and willingly spend ourselves in your service. At the day’s end let us not be found hiding our talents nor at the end of our life be unready to rise up and meet you in the feast of your kingdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Richard Baxter (1615 – 1691)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 4th June 2017
Holy Trinity Symbol
Glory to the Father, our true and only hope. Glory to the Son, our true and only refuge. Glory to the Holy Spirit, our true and only protection. Glory to the Holy Trinity, our true and only light; now and to the ages of ages. Amen.
A Prayer of the Eastern Church
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 28th May 2017
Lord our God, the life of those who look to you and help of those who fly to you; purify our hearts that we may walk before you in perfect love and cleanse our consciences, that we may pray to you in confidence and hope; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Basil of Caesarea (c. 330 – 379)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 21st May 2017
God beyond all speech, above all thought and surpassing all imagination; when you speak to us may we listen, when you draw near to us may we rejoice in your presence, and when you reveal yourself to us may we bow before you in adoration. Amen
Gregory of Nazianzus (329 – 389)