A Prayer Attributed to St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as … Continue reading A Prayer Attributed to St. Francis

Shine into Our Hearts

Almighty and merciful God, Fountain of all goodness, you know the thoughts of our hearts. We confess that we have sinned against you and done evil in your sight. Wash us from the stains of our past sins, and give us grace and power to put away all hurtful things. Deliver us from the bondage … Continue reading Shine into Our Hearts

An Evening Collect

Lighten our darkness, Lord, we pray; and in your mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Source: Gelasian Sacramentary Source of this version: Eerdman’s Book of Famous Prayers © 1983 found also here: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/worship/texts/daily2/night/variations.aspx and in The Lutheran Hymnal, p. … Continue reading An Evening Collect