Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 15th April 2018
Eternal light, shine into our hearts; eternal goodness, deliver us from evil; eternal power, be our support; eternal wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance; eternal pity, have mercy upon us; that with all our heart and mind and soul and strength we may seek your face and be brought by your infinite mercy into your holy presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Alcuin of York (c. 740 – 804)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 8th April 2018
Be light, O Lord, to my eyes, music to my ears and contentment to my heart. Be sunlight in my day, food at my table and rest to me in the night. Take into your hands my body and my soul, my freedom and my life. Let me rejoice to be about your business and let me live to your praise and glory, now and forever. Amen.
John Cousin (1594 – 1672)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 1st April 2018
Forgive us, O Lord, when we listen, but do not hear; when we look, but do not see; and when we feel, but do not act; and by your mercy and grace draw us into the righteous deed of your kingdom of justice and peace; through Christ our Lord. Amen
Maria Hare (1798 – 1870)
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 Beginning18th March 2018
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 11th March 2018
Care for us, O Christ, with your tenderness; clothe us with your humility; guide us with your gentleness; rule us with your wisdom and exalt us with your love; for your mercy’s sake. Amen.
Mechthild of Magdeburg (c.1207 – 1282)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 4th March 2018
To my weariness, O Lord, grant your rest; to my exhaustion, your strength and to my tired eyes, your healing light. Guide me, guard me and shelter me within the shadow of your wings and quicken me in your service with the brightest of your glory; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lancelot Andrews (1555 – 1626)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 25th February 2018
O Lord God, you rule over all things and you accomplish all things. You never remove your hands from your works, nor ever shall. Guide us, we pray, with the power and wisdom with which, from the beginning, you have loved and made all things; through Christ our Lord. Amen
Julian of Norwich (1342 – 1416)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 18th February 2018
Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are worth nothing. Send your Holy Spirit, and pour into our hearts that most excellent of love, the bond of all peace and virtues, without which those who live are counted as dead before you. And this we ask for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Thomas Cranmer (1489 – 1556)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 11th February 2018
O most loving Christ, let us see your crown of thorns in every tear-filled eye; your bleeding and naked body in every suffering soul; your nail-pierced hands in every forgotten prisoner and your wounded feet in every broken traveller; and take us to the place of healing, both ours and theirs; for your own name’s sake. Amen.
Thomas Traherne (1637 – 1674)