celtic preayers

Prayers for Today - Monday

 

Take a moment to listen to the still small voice of God within the bustle of the day which has begun. Find a quiet place where you can enjoy precious moments of peace in God's presence. Sit quietly and listen to the sounds of the world around you, both outside and in the place where you are. Breathe slowly and rest in God's presence......

 

Spirit of Truth
who reveals to us the things of God
we praise your name.
Spirit of Wisdom
who inspires the words we ought to speak
we praise your name.
Spirit of Power
who grants the courage we need to act
we praise your name.
Spirit of Love
who knows our nature and loves us still
we praise your name.

 

(If you have time, listen to one of these Taize chants)

 

A prayer of confession:

The worship that pleases you
is not simply with our words
but with our lives and hearts.
The worship that pleases you
is to see love and justice
where there is oppression,
healing and compassion
wherever there is need.
The worship that we offer
falls short of your ideal.
Forgive us when our lives do not
reflect the faith we profess.
Give us a heart for your people
whoever they might be,
and a willingness to serve them
that your name might be glorified. Amen.

 

Read these words of encouragement and challenge from the Psalmist:

8 Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
9 Fear the Lord, you his holy people,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
11 Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
13 keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from telling lies.
14 Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it. (Psalm 34: 8-14)

 

 

And these words of an early Christian monk:

"God can be sensed when we gaze with trembling hearts at that power of his which controls, guides, and rules everything, when we contemplate his immense knowledge and his knowing look which the secrets of the heart cannot evade."
John Cassian (360-435) Monk, writer, traveller

 

 

In you alone we put our hope,
God the Father, Creator and Sustainer,
who gives all good things
seen and unseen.
In you alone we put our hope,
God the Son, Saviour and Redeemer,
who died for our sins
and rose again.
In you alone we put our hope,
God the Spirit, Teacher and Comforter,
who moves us to sing
‘Our God reigns!’
In you alone we put our hope.

 

 

 


You might also find useful........

A Cycle of prayer from Common Worship: Services and Prayers
for the Church of England for Morning, Evening and Night prayers

Morning Prayer ..... Yesterday | Today | Tomorrow

Evening Prayer..... Yesterday | Today | Tomorrow

Night Prayer ........ Yesterday | Today | Tomorrow


("Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England web site,
© The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2004.")

 

The Methodist Church has a very accessible Daily Bible Study which you may like to look at - 'A Word in Time' - learn, reflect, and share your thoughts

 

You can also find daily prayers on the Sacred Space website
and the Northumbrian Community

 

A selection of favourite quotes for meditating upon