27th July 2021
A Prayer Used at Our Patronal Service last Sunday
Designer and Creator of the Family of God here in this place; bring us back to our
foundation in you so that we may hold strong and steadfast to your will for us.
Give us the kindness to support and nourish each other in our daily life.
You have given each of us our own distinct pattern and purpose.
Help us to let your light shine through us and reflect that beauty within.
You have stitched us all together through Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Help us to keep each other from unravelling,
and when we find a ‘loose’ thread,
quilt ourselves to one another again as you bound yourself to us,
so that we may bring comfort and help to your family.
12th July 2021
A Prayer Based on Psalm 1
Lord, teach me your ways.
Help me to walk in your paths
and find my delight in you.
May I be like a tree,
by your river of life.
drinking deeply from your word
day and night.
May your living word,
Jesus Christ my Lord,
film with his Spirit,
that I may bear leaves of healing,
and fruits of loving,
and for your kingdom.
6th July 2021
A Prayer for Good Humour
by St Thomas More
Grant me oh Lord, good digestion,
and also something to digest.
Grant me a healthy body, and
the necessary good humor to maintain it.
Grant me a simple soul that knows
to treasure all that is good
and that doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil,
but rather finds the means to put things
back in their place.
Give me a soul that knows not boredom,
grumbles, sighs, and laments,
nor excess of stress, because of that
obstructing thing called “I.”
Grant me O Lord, a good sense of humor,
Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke
to discover in life a bit of joy,
and to be able to share it with others.
21st June 2021
Give Us Confidence in Your Mercy, and Teach Us to Be Merciful
Lord God, heavenly Father,
you are merciful
and through Christ you promised us
that you will neither judge nor condemn us,
but graciously forgive us all our sins
and abundantly provide for all our needs of body and soul.
By your Holy Spirit
establish in our hearts a confident faith in your mercy
and teach us also to be merciful to our neighbor,
that we may not judge or condemn others,
but willingly forgive all people,
and judging only ourselves,
lead blessed lives in your fear;
through your dear Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.
Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 4
Source of this version: The Collects of Veit Dietrich in Contemporary English © 2016 Paul C. Stratman
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