Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 15th October 2017
We 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.
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 8th October 2017
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.
Prayer of the Week for the Week 1st October 2017
Lord, we try to use words to tell of a generosity that is beyond words.
We try to use words to describe the depth and breadth and length and height of your abundant goodness.
Yet, however many words we use, speech becomes inadequate as we seek to express a love beyond expression.
Art, music, poetry, dance become the vehicles of our wondering praise, but in the end, we fall silent in adoration.
Accept, Lord, the praise of our hearts as we reach for you in prayer. Amen
© Wendy Ross-Barker
Published with the kind permission of Wendy Ross-Barker
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 24th September 2017
Each day and night, may the wisdom of the Wonderful Counsellor guide us. May the strength of the Mighty God defend us. May the love of the Everlasting Father enfold us and may the blessing of the Prince of Peace rest upon us; now and always. Amen.
Based on Isaiah of Jerusalem (Eighth Century BC)
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 10th Septrmber 2017
Be to us, O God, the goal of all our loving, the aim of all our hoping and the end of all our striving. Let our thinking and speaking flow from you. May our daily life be centred in you and every breath we take be at one with you; and all for Jesu’s sake. Amen
John Cassian (c. 360 – 435)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 3rd September 2017
Accept , O Father, the sacrifice of our thanksgiving: of praise, for your great mercies; of prayer, that we may grow in grace; of penitence, that our sins may be forgiven; and of love, that only gift which you seek in us or desire; and this we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.
John Donne (1572 – 1631)
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 20th August 2017
To you, O Lord, O Father of Lights, we lift up our hearts. Here alone with you, O God, far from the busy ways of the world teach us your way. Let us open your holy book and grant us therein both to know your will and to find the path to heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
John Wesley (1703 – 1791)