Articles from Prayer of the Day

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)

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017

Lord our God, let the remembrance of your goodness be
always on our minds and the gift of your love forever in our
hearts. Keep us free from sin, protect us in the hour of
temptation and guide us with the light of your presence;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

John Calvin (1509-1564)

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017

Grant to me, O Lord, the penitence of the publican who
dared not raise his eyes to heaven, the desire of the prodigal
who longed to return home and the wisdom of the merchant who
surrendered all to possess the kingdom. Amen.

Rabbula of Edessa (d. 435)

Monday, 13 Nov 2017

Jesus, abject and despised, let us not be ashamed to
follow you. Jesus, blasphemed and condemned, let us not afraid
to be counted your friends. Jesus, crowned and derided, let us
not be overwhelmed by our injuries and grief. Amen.

John Wesley (1703-1791)

Certainty dissolves,
truth wavers,
I am lost.

Snow freezes,
sun bakes,
earth cracks open.

Children cry,
fathers mourn
mothers question.

God weeps,
Christ keeps,
first and last.
All are gathered. Amen.

Monday, 06 Nov 2017

Be to us, O Holy Spirit, breath for our being, purity for
our souls, healing for our wounds, fire for our hearts and
light for our path, that, with all creation, we may rejoice in
your presence; now and for ever. Amen.

Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017

O Lord, you are the beginning of all our good, the
wellspring of all our love and the source of all our freedom.
Let your grace work in us and your will be done through us,
that we may forever rejoice in your presence. Amen.

Mary Ward (1585-1645)

Migrant God, you have a place in my heart.
Refugee Jesus, lead me to your eternal home.
Resident Spirit, set me free to know and do the will of
God who is ever present yet always moving on. Amen.

Graham Thompson, Plymouth and Exeter District Chair

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

O, blessed Jesus, immortal and victorious, by the sorrow
you suffered when all the powers of your heart failed you;
have mercy on us and help us. Come to us, in the hour of our
darkness and in the day of our weakness, that laying hold of
you in the glory of life, we may be enfolded with you in the
light of eternity; for your own name's sake. Amen.

Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373)

Friday, 20 Oct 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)

Tuesday, 17 Oct 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)

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017

Lord our God, let the remembrance of your goodness be
always on our minds and the gift of your love forever in our
hearts. Keep us free from sin, protect us in the hour of
temptation and guide us with the light of your presence;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

John Calvin (1509-1564)

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