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)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 7th May 2017
To you, O God most high, we lift our hearts and to you we give our praise.
To you we confess our sins and to you we come for grace.
To you we render our thanks and
to you we ascribe all honour and glory,
now and forever.
Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 30th April 2017
All Creation blesses you, O Lord. Exiles offer you worship. Pilgrims hallow your name. Saints adore you. Humanity offers its praise. And we your servants lift our hearts and voices to you in joy and thanksgiving. Amen.
Teresa of Avila (1515 – 1582)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 16th April 2017
Act of Thanksgiving for Blessings of the Past Year
O God, the beginning and the end of all things, Who art always the same, and Whose years fail not, we now, at the close of another year, kneel in adoration before Thee, and offer Thee our deepest thanks for the fatherly care with which Thou has watched over us during the past, for the many times Thou hast protected us from evils of soul and body, and for the numberless blessings, both temporal and spiritual, which Thou hast showered upon us. May it please Thee to accept the homage of our grateful hearts which we offer Thee in union with the infinite thanksgiving of Thy divine Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Who with Thee liveth and reigneth forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 9th April 2017
Grant us, O Lord, to pass this day in gladness and peace, without stumbling and without stain, that reaching the day’s end victorious over all temptation, we may again praise you, the eternal God, blessed over all things now and forever. Amen.
Mozarabic Sacramentary (Tenth Century)