prayer

Into Your Hands: Praying for people in distress

In all our distress You too are distressed, Lord, and the angel of Your presence saves us. In Your love and mercy You redeem us; you lift us up and carry us all our days . . . Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you Earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord... read more

Growing our prayer muscles to enable us to pray for wider matters

Whether as the result of watching the news, reading prayer bulletins, or simply being concerned for needs we come across, there can be so many, and such big, prayer-worthy topics and situations that we feel we ought to be praying about. But if we were to try to pray... read more

A Franciscan Prayer

May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart. May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so... read more

A prayer for these ‘circumscribed’ times

The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. (Deut. 30:6) We are used to associating the word ‘circumscribe’ with restricting or constricting, and we... read more

We dare not take Your grace for granted

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under Heaven . . . a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to dance and a time to mourn. (Ecc. 3:1,4) Generation after generation has lived through crises that challenged the very foundations of their... read more