Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 25th June 2017
O good Jesus, brightness of the Father’s glory, teach us to do your will that, guided by your Spirit, we may come to the city of everlasting day, where all are one in heart and mind, where all is safety and eternal peace, and where you live with the Father and Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.
Gregory the Great (c. 540 – 604)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 18th June 2017
Give to us, Lord, the peace of those who have learnt to serve you, the joy of those who are glad to obey you and the delight of those who rejoice in your praise; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Aidan of Lindisfarne (d. 651)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 11th June 2017
Day by Day, O Lord, let us ardently seek your presence, lovingly walk with you and willingly spend ourselves in your service. At the day’s end let us not be found hiding our talents nor at the end of our life be unready to rise up and meet you in the feast of your kingdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Richard Baxter (1615 – 1691)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 28th May 2017
Lord our God, the life of those who look to you and help of those who fly to you; purify our hearts that we may walk before you in perfect love and cleanse our consciences, that we may pray to you in confidence and hope; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Basil of Caesarea (c. 330 – 379)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 14th May 2017
Grant us, O Lord, purity of heart and strength of purpose, that no passion may hinder us from doing your will, and no weakness from doing it; that in your light we may see light clearly, and in your service find perfect freedom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 12th June 2016
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 29th May 2016
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 22nd May 2016
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 8th May 2016
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)
Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 24th April 2016
Before ever you made us, O Lord, you loved us. Your love has never slackened nor ever shall. In love all your works have begun, by love you sustain them and in your love our life is everlasting. So let the beginning and ending of all our loving be to see our God for ever and ever. Amen.
Julian of Norwich (c. 1343 – c. 1417)