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 Beginning 28th January 2018
Lord of Love, whatever we own may we reverence it for your glory, whatever we do may we undertake it for your sake and whatever we are may we live for your praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hugh of Lincoln
(1135 – 1200)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 17th September 2017
Blessed be Christ for the means of grace and hope of glory. Blessed be Christ in triumphs of the gospel and in the lives of the saints. Blessed be Christ in joy and in sorrow, in life and in death; now and to the end of the ages. Amen.
A Litany of the Resurrection
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 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 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 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)