Articles from Prayer of the Day

Saturday, 14 Oct 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)

Saturday, 07 Oct 2017

Though we cannot love you as we ought, O Lord, let us love
you as we are able, that guided by your light and kept by your
power, we come at the last, into your glorious presence.

Tuesday, 03 Oct 2017

God of all goodness and grace, worthy of a greater love
than we can either give or understand; fill our hearts with
such love towards you that nothing may seem too hard for us to
endure, in obedience to your will. Becoming daily more like

Monday, 02 Oct 2017

Blessed be your name, O God, for the glory of this hour
and the holiness of this day. Today may we drink from the cup
of your salvation, rejoice in the company of your saints and
offer you the sacrifice of eternal praise; through Christ our

Thursday, 28 Sep 2017

Grant us, O God, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the
grace to ask what you would us do, that the spirit of wisdom
may save us from all false choices, and that in your light we
may see light, and in your path may not stumble; through
Christ our Lord. Amen.

William Reed Huntingdon (1838-1909)

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017

O Love most powerful, strengthen and protect us. O Love
most faithful, comfort and support us. O Love most victorious,
save and redeem us; for your own name's sake. Amen.

Gertrude of Helfta (1256-1302)

Tuesday, 19 Sep 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

Wednesday, 13 Sep 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, 11 Sep 2017

We offer you our hands, O Lord, to do your work; our lips
to sing your praise; a life to proclaim your glory and a heart
to serve our neighbour; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

Thursday, 31 Aug 2017

Eternal God, as you have taught us to keep all
your commandments by loving you and our neighbour: grant us
the spirit of peace and the gift of grace, that we may be
devoted to you with our whole heart and united to each other
with a pure will; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Ambrosian Missal (8th century)