Prayer of Praise

Jude 1:24-25

To him who is able to keep you from falling,

and to bring you faultless and joyful before

his glorious presence to the only God our Saviour,

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

be glory, majesty, might, and authority,

from all ages past, and now, and for ever and ever!

Amen.

The Prayer of Jabez


1 Chronicles 4:10

But Jabez prayed to the God of Israel,

“Bless me, God, and give me much land.

Be with me and keep me from anything

evil that might cause me pain.”

And God gave him what he prayed for.

Prayer of Blessing

Numbers 6: 24-26

‘The Lord bless thee and keep thee.

The Lord makes his face shine upon thee, and keep thee:

The Lord lifts up his countenance upon thee

and give thee peace.’

23rd Psalm


The Lord is my Shepherd
That’s Relationship!

I shall not want
That’s Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures
That’s Rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters
That’s Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul
That’s Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
That’s Guidance!

For His name sake
That’s Purpose!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
That’s Testing!

I will fear no evil
That’s Protection!

For Thou art with me
That’s Faithfulness!

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me
That’s Discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies
That’s Hope!

Thou annointest my head with oil
That’s Consecration!

My cup runneth over
That’s Abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life
That’s Blessing!

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
That’s Security!

Forever
That’s Eternity!

A Prayer by Mary Stewart

 

Keep us, O God, from pettiness;

let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.

Let us be done with faultfinding

and leave off self-seeking.

May we put away all pretenses

and meet each other, face to face,

without self-pity and without prejudice.

May we never be hasty in judgment

and always generous.

Let us take time for all things;

make us to grow calm, serene, gentle.

Teach us to put in action our better impulses

-straightforward and unafraid.

Grant that we may realize it is

the little things of life that create difficulties;

that in the big things of life we are as one.

Oh, Lord, let us not forget to be kind.

Amen

Prayer of St Richard, Bishop of Chichester 1245 – 1253

Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ

for all the benefits which thou has given me

for all the pains and insults which thou hast borne for me.

O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,

may I know thee more clearly,

love thee more dearly,

and follow thee more nearly.

Amen.

 

by Christina Rosetti


Lord seek us, Lord find us
In Thy patient care,
Be Thy love before us, behind us
Lest he bait a snare,
Lest he forge a chain to bind us,
Lest he speak us fair,
Turn not from us, call to mind us,
Find, embrace us, hear.
Be Thy love before us, behind us,
Round us everywhere.