Make Our Consciences Quick and Tender

Make our consciences quick and tender, O Lord, that understanding we may obey your every word, and discerning we may follow every suggestion of your indwelling Spirit. Speak Lord, for your servant is listening. Amen. Source: Christina G. Rosetti Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, … Continue reading Make Our Consciences Quick and Tender

With You Is Refreshment and Strength

O Lord our God, let us find hope under the shadow of your wings. You will support us, both when little, and even to gray hairs. When our strength is from you, it is strength. When our own, it is weakness. We return to you, O Lord, that our weary souls may rise towards you, leaning … Continue reading With You Is Refreshment and Strength

Seek Your Kingdom and Righteousness

O Lord, help us always to seek your kingdom and righteousness. Give us all other things we need as well; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Source: Leonine Sacramentary, Gelasian Sacramentary Source of this version:  Freely modified from Ancient Collects, and Other Prayers, ed. William Bright, 1902, p. 89 #1 Also found here: Prayers Ancient and Modern by Mary Wilder … Continue reading Seek Your Kingdom and Righteousness

Send Out Your Light and Your Truth

Send out your light and your truth; that I may live always near to you, my God. Let me feel your love, that I may be, as it were, already in heaven, that I may do all my work as the angels do theirs; and let me be ready for every work! Ready to go out … Continue reading Send Out Your Light and Your Truth

Holy Spirit, Illumine and Preserve Me

Almighty and Holy Spirit, the comforter, pure, living, true— illumine, govern, sanctify me, and confirm my heart and mind in the faith, and in all genuine consolation; preserve and rule over me so that, dwelling in the house of the Lord, all the days of my life, I may behold the Lord and praise him … Continue reading Holy Spirit, Illumine and Preserve Me

God Begins and Finishes All Things

O God, in your loving kindness you both begin and finish all good things; grant that as we glory in the beginnings of your grace, so we may rejoice in its completion; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Source: Leonine Sacramentary, 440 Source of this version: Modified from http://womenofchristianity.com/page/2/ Also found here: Ancient Collects and Other Prayers, … Continue reading God Begins and Finishes All Things

Index / Contents

A Collection of Prayers About This Project Contact Support A Collection of Prayers Prayers by Era: 1st Century2nd Century3rd Century4th Century5th Century6th Century7th Century 8th Century9th Century10th Century11th Century12th Century13th Century14th Century 15th Century16th Century17th Century18th Century19th Century20th Century21st Century Prayers by Content: (Bold Items are tags, italic items are searches) angels, anxiety Biblical Prayers, Blessings and Benedictions, broken care, Celtic … Continue reading Index / Contents

Give Your Blessing to Our Daily Work

O Lord, give your blessing to our daily work, that we may do it in faith, with all our hearts, as working for the Lord and not for human masters. All our powers of body and mind are yours, and we devote them to your service. Sanctify us and the work in which we are … Continue reading Give Your Blessing to Our Daily Work

For the Gift of a New Day

We give you thanks for the rest of the past night and for the gift of a new day with its opportunities to please you. Grant that we may pass its hours in the complete freedom of your service, that at evening we may again give you thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Source: The … Continue reading For the Gift of a New Day