Prayer for Week 3rd December 2017

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 3rd December 2017

God is Love Image
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.

Amen.

St Anselm (c.1033 – 1109)

Prayer for Week 26th November 2017

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 26th November 2017

pregnant-woman-in-a-church_19-132360The hunger of love is for justice
The longing of love is for peace
Love calls us all to share her hunger and never be satisfied until all are fed.

Lord, you are Love and you have called us to hunger, with you,
for a world where every true need is satisfied.
Loving Provider of all we enjoy,
We place before you everything for which we hunger
And open ourselves to your sustenance.
So may we, who hunger for a world
renewed by love and justice
Be strengthened to fulfil your purpose
By the food of your Spirit.
Amen.

© Wendy Ross-Barker
Published with the kind permission of Wendy Ross-Barker

Prayer for Week 19th November 2017

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 19th November 2017

Prayer Image 2Eternal God, the light of the minds that know you, the joy of the hearts that love you and the strength of the wills that serve you: grant us so to know you that we may truly love you, and so to love you that we may fully serve you, whose service is perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

St Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430)

Prayer for Week 5th November 2017

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 5th November 2017

Prayer ImageLet your peace rule in our hearts, O Lord, that each day we may delight in your strength, rejoice in your grace and find joy in the doing of your will.  Keep us free from sin and grant us your blessings that we may serve you faithfully all our days; through Christ our Lord. Amen

Matthew Henry (1662-1714)

Prayer for Week 22nd October 2017

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 22nd October 2017

Holy Trinity
I bind unto myself today the strong name of the Trinity, by invocation of the same, the Three in One and One in Three, of whom all nature hath creation; eternal Father, Spirit, Word: praise to the Lord of my salvation, salvation is of Christ the Lord. Amen

From St Patrick’s Breastplate (5th Century) translated by C.F. Alexander in1889

Prayer for Week 15th October 2017

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 15th October 2017

Earth & UniverseWe praise you, Lord, for the wonderful universe you have created.

How amazing it is!  How full it is of colours and shapes, all kinds of sounds and scents and so much that we can touch, taste and experience!

We praise you for the amazing variety of plant life… to give delight, to provide us with food and to be the means of healing… varieties too numerous to count.

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Prayer for Week 8th October 2017

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 8th October 2017

Forest Garden

Creator of all that is, we praise you.
Through the senses you have given,
we can appreciate this multi-perfumed world.
Now we praise you for our sense of smell
and for all the different aromas
which, when we perceive them,
tell us of their source and awaken our response.

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