Prayers of Praise and Thanksgiving
Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you
for all the benefits you have won for us,
for all the pains and insults you have borne for us.
Most merciful redeemer, friend and brother,
may we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly,
day by day.
St Richard of Chichester
Loving Lord,fill us with your life-giving, joy-giving, peace-giving presence
that we may praise you now with our lips
and all the day long with our lives,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
A Prayer for Guidance
Be a bright flame before me,
Be a guiding star above me,
Be a smooth path below me,
Be a kindly shepherd behind me,
Today, tonight and for ever.
Prayer of Dedication
My Father, I abandon myself to you, do with me as you will.
Whatever you may do with me, I thank you.
I am prepared for anything, I accept everything, provided your will is
fulfilled in me as in all creatures,
I ask for nothing more.
My God, I place my soul in your hands,
I give it to you, my God, with all the love of my heart because I love
you, and for me it is a necessity of love, this gift of myself, this
placing of myself in your hands, without reserve, in boundless
confidence, because you are my Father.
Father Pere de Foucourd
Prayer for Forgiveness
Often we find it hard to escape the chains of past sin committed by us
or to us;
help us to accept the absolution that is offered through your
unconditional love when we come to you in faith.
The ‘Jesus Prayer’
Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
A Prayer for all who live in fear
Lord God, creator of us all, look with your divine compassion upon all who live in fear.
Comfort them with your presence, uphold them in your love and grant us all, with them,
the grace and courage to work for a world where justice and peace may flourish and your Name be hallowed.
Prayers for those who are suffering
Grant, O Lord, to all those who are bearing pain, your spirit of
healing, your spirit of life, your spirit of peace and hope, of courage
and endurance. Cast out from them the spirit of anxiety and fear; grant
them perfect confidence and trust in thee, that in your light they may
see light; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and
give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend your sick ones, O
Lord Christ; rest your weary ones; bless your dying ones; soothe your
suffering ones; pity your afflicted ones; shield your joyous ones, and
all for your love’s sake.