St. Francis on The Will of God

From Saint Francis of Assisi’s “The Prayer Before the Crucifix.” Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity, sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry… Read More

Prayer for Pentecost

God of wind, word, and fire, we bless your name this day for sending the light and strength of your Holy Spirit.  We give you thanks for all the gifts, great and small, that you have poured out… Read More

Wesley Covenant Prayer

I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for… Read More

Christmas Prayer

Eternal God, by the birth of Jesus Christ you gave yourself to the world. Grant that, being born in our hearts, he may save us from all our sins, and restore within us the image and likeness of… Read More

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

This is one of my favorite hymns written by Charles Wesley.  I use it often as a prayer. Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set they people free; from our fears and sins release us, let us find… Read More

A Prayer for Advent

In the advent seasons, when the past has fled, unasked, away and there is nothing left to do but wait, God, shelter us. Be our surrounding darkness; be the fertile soil out of which hope springs in due… Read More

Advent Prayer

Merciful God, you sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation. Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may celebrate aright the commemoration of the… Read More

Morning Prayer

Prayer in the Morning by Jan L. Richardson With the dawning light let us turn our faces toward the One who fashioned us, and let us give thanks to the God who knits us together with each new day:… Read More

Moravian Blessing

This blessing was shared in a weekly email from my District Superintendent, Larry Davies. Come, Lord Jesus, our guest to be, And bless these gifts, Bestowed by Thee. And bless our loved ones everywhere, And keep them in Your… Read More

Prayer for Those in Military Service

Righteous God, you rule the nations. Guard brave men and women in military service. Give them compassion for those who confront them as enemies. Keep our children from hate that hardens, or from scorekeeping with human lives. Though… Read More

Prayer for All Saints

Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of Your Son, Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow Your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living,… Read More

Prayer for Halloween

On this hallowed evening, may the Holy Spirit fill us with the tricks of the trade of mask-making. In the same way that you call us to imagine ourselves in others’ shoes, call us to try on the… Read More

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