Prayer of the Week for the 10th December 2017
© Wendy Ross-Barker
Published with the kind permission of Wendy Ross-Barker
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 3rd December 2017
O Lord our God, grant us grace to desire you with our whole heart; that so desiring, we may seek and find you; and so finding, we may love you; and so loving you, we may never return to those sins from which you have delivered us; through Christ our Lord.
St Anselm (c.1033 – 1109)
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 19th February 2017
Grant us, O Lord, humble, lowly and quiet hearts. Give our waking hours patience, kindness and tenderness of spirit. Let all our words, our works and all our thoughts be overshadowed by the gift of your Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.
Thomas More (1478 – 1535)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 12th February 2017
In our weakness, O Lord, be our strength. In our sinfulness, be to us pardoning love. In our need, be our all sufficient grace. In our anxiety, be to us both stillness and rest, and at all times be to us the fullness of blessing; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Frances Ridley Havergal (1836 – 1879)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 4th December 2016
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 18th September 2016
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)