celtic preayers

Prayers for Today - Tuesday

 

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......

 

The heavens declare your glory,
the skies exalt your name,
and though no anthems are sung,
no sermons written
or candles lit,
within the beauty
of dawn’s breaking chorus,
sun rising,
stars at night,
lies more theology
than any hymn that we could sing.
So we behold your glory,
and in our hearts
join with the heavens
in rejoicing.

 

 

Spend a moment or two to reflect on God’s impact on your life. The things you say and do today will have an impact on all those you meet, it's unavoidable! How is that fact going to influence how you approach this day?

 

 

You have called us
to be your people,
to follow where you lead,
be obedient to your word
and bring your Good News
wherever we might go.
Forgive the impatience
and lack of faith
which causes us to stumble;
when we prefer our way
to yours.
Draw us back into your arms,
as prodigals to their Father
and grant us patience
and perseverance
in our journeying with you.

 

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

 

 

Consider these words and how they apply to your experience of God:

Because you are sons,
God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts,
the Spirit who calls out, 'Abba, Father.'
(Galations 4:6)

 

And how this picture from St Patrick talks of our Salvation:

"I was like a stone lying deep in mud,
but he that is mighty lifted me up
and placed me on top of the wall."
Patrick (c.360-c.461)

 

Journey into this day knowing that whatever should happen we can never be separated from the love of God, that when we are low He raises us, and when we are on the mountain top He rejoices with us.

 

Remind us often, Lord
that we are chosen
to share the good news,
and point the way to you.

Remind us often, Lord
that in our labours
we can show your love
in everything we do

Remind us often, Lord
that through your power
we can do all things,
your Spirit sets us free.

Remind us often, Lord
that we are chosen
to live by your Word
and reveal your glory!

 

 


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