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

The House of My Soul

O God, you are the light of every heart that sees you, the Life of every soul that loves you, the strength of every mind that seeks you. Help me to continue steadfast in your holy love. Be the joy of my heart; take it all to yourself, and remain there. The house of my … Continue reading The House of My Soul

A Prayer of Thanksgiving and for Strength

We give you thanks upon thanks, O Lord our God, Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, by all means, at all times, in all places. For you have sheltered, assisted, supported, and led us on through the past times of our lives, and brought us to this hour. O good and loving, grant … Continue reading A Prayer of Thanksgiving and for Strength

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

Closing Prayer for Holy (Maundy) Thursday

This prayer may be used in place of the prayers “We give thanks, almighty God,…” “O God the Father, source of all goodness…” in the Common Service or “Hear the prayers of your people…” in the Service of Word and Sacrament in Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal. CLOSING PRAYER Lord Jesus Christ, on the night before … Continue reading Closing Prayer for Holy (Maundy) Thursday

A Sarum Blessing (2)

May the almighty Lord with his grace, evermore bless you. May + Christ give you the joys of life everlasting. Inwardly and outwardly may the good Spirit ever cleanse you. Amen. Source: Modified from The Psalter or Seven Ordinary Hours of Prayer according to the Use of the Illustrious and Excellent Church of Sarum, Westminster 1852, p. 12 … Continue reading A Sarum Blessing (2)