find that quiet space to spend time with God and to pray
An order of daily Prayer
Lord, touch my lips, that I may sing your praise with all my heart.
O God make speed to save me, O Lord, come to my aid.
Glory to God Father, Son and Holy Spirit, mystery of love, behind, through and beyond all things.
I worship the Lord all praise to his name.
As I turn my face to you, O God, let my worship be once more a new beginning,
cleanse my spirit with your mercy, draw me ever deeper into your love,
and accept my offering of praise and prayer on behalf of the world, through Jesus Christ our brother and our saviour.
At this point choose a psalm and a scripture reading.
Pause for reflection.
Versus from the Benedict
O you works of the Lord, O you angels of the Lord, O you heavens, bless the lord. Praise him at the magnify him for ever.
O sun and moon, O you stars of heaven, O you rain and you, bless the Lord. Praise him and magnify him forever.
O you winds that blow, O you fire and heat, O you frost and snow, bless the Lord. Praise him and magnify him forever.
Now let the whole Earth, and the souls of the righteous, and the people of God, bless the Lord.
Let us praise him and magnify him forever.
A time of prayer
Pray for what’s on your mind, giving thanks, confessing anything you’ve done wrong,
asking for help and guidance, praying for others.
Say the Lord’s prayer.
Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in you.
God grant us purity of heart and strength of purpose, that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing your will,
and no weakness hinder us from doing it, but that in your light we may see light,
and in your service find our perfect freedom, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
I will bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.
You can follow the thread for each day. Including them in your morning prayer
I will come into you and eat with you and you with me. Revelation 3:20
Be strong and of good courage. Joshua 1:5B – 6A
give thanks to the Father through him. Colossians 3:17
God is greater than our hearts, for he understands everything. 1 John 3:20
Deuteronomy 33:27 -29
You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, gods own people,
so that you may pro claim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. 1 Peter 2:9
Encourage the fainthearted, careful the week, be patient with all.
See that none of you repairs evil for evil you’re always seeks to do good to one another.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances. 1Thessalonians 5 :14–16
Words taken from Woven into Prayer by Angela Ashwin