Articles from Prayer of the Day

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017

To you, O Lord, we bring a treasure, greater than the
mountains, deeper than the ocean and more glorious than the
sun; a gift outweighing all creation, even the gift of our
heart, to be laid at your feet, to be placed on your breast,
to be embraced by your Spirit. Amen.

Mechtild of Magdeburg (c. 1210-1280)

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017

O Beauty, so ancient and so new! Late have we loved you,
though you were always with us. Call still to our heart, burst
still on our deafness and scatter even yet our blindness.
Still let our hearts pant for you, still let our soul hunger
for you and touch us even yet with the gift of your peace.
Amen.

Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017

All creation blesses you, O Lord. Exiles offer you
worship. Pilgrims hallow your name. Saints adore you. Humanity
offers its praise. And we your servants lift our hearts and
voices to you in joy and thanksgiving. Amen.

Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017

All creation blesses you, O Lord. Exiles offer you
worship. Pilgrims hallow your name. Saints adore you. Humanity
offers its praise. And we your servants lift our hearts and
voices to you in joy and thanksgiving. Amen.

Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

Monday, 20 Nov 2017

Yesterday we were crucified with Christ; today we are
glorified with him. Yesterday we were dead with Christ; today
we are sharing in his resurrection. Yesterday we were buried
with him; today we are waking with him from the sleep of
death. Amen.

Gregory of Nazianzus (329-389)

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017

Shine upon us, O Lord, with the light that surpasses all
other light. Cleanse us with the fire that consumes all other
fires and fill us with the love that transforms all other
loves; for your own name's sake. Amen.

Catherine of Siena (c. 1347-1380)

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
in whose name I was baptized,
may Jesus, the living water, spring up in me
as the daily source of thoughts, words, and
actions.

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017

Show us, O Lord, the transience of the world in the light
of heaven, the shortness of time in the light of eternity and
the meaning of death in the light of resurrection; through the
merits of Christ the Lord. Amen.

Richard Challoner (1691-1781)

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017

Show us, O Lord, the transience of the world in the light
of heaven, the shortness of time in the light of eternity and
the meaning of death in the light of resurrection; through the
merits of Christ the Lord. Amen.

Richard Challoner (1691-1781)

Friday, 17 Nov 2017

Give us patience, O God, in the hour of trouble; humility
in the hour of success and constancy in the hour of
temptation. Grant us thankfulness for your benefits, fear of
your judgement and hope in your enduring mercy; now and for
ever. Amen.

John Cosin (1594-1672)

Thursday, 16 Nov 2017

Grant to us, Lord, the peace of those who have learnt to
serve you, the joy of those who are glad to obey you and the
delight of those who rejoice in your praise; through Christ
our Lord. Amen.

Aidan of Lindisfarne (d. 651)

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