The Lord’s Prayer
Anglican Book of Common Prayer, 1662
Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,The power, and the glory, For ever and ever.
The Daily Prayer
Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Science Manual
Let the reign of divine Truth, Life, and Love be established in me, and rule out of me all sin;
and may Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind, and govern them!
My Prayer – A Hymn
Thank you God for all you’ve done for me and everyone;
Things known and not, deserved not, for all that you have wrought.
Make us grateful all our days, shown through all our words and ways.
Lord, I’m sorry for my sins I’ve wronged you and your children.
Help me to act just like you do, my words and walk like you.
Give me a forgiving heart. Please forgive me for my part.
Help me to be loved and love in all the ways that you know of.
Guide me and mine and everyone for your work to be done
Your beloved all are we. Blessing vessels make us be.
You’re our loving, kind God! Merciful God! Generous God! Wondrous magnificent God!
I thank you. I love you. I need you. I praise you.
Let my words, let this song, be my prayer.
Worship & Praise
In worship and praise
As we bask in the beauty and bounty of land, waters, and sky, Lord, we laud you.
We praise you, God, for your generous and merciful love;
for the peace it delivers, the comfort it provides, and the hope it offers us all.
We worship you for your wisdom evident in all things great and small.
You have done marvelous things, known and unknown to us.
Let our gratitude and love for you show in our words and in our ways.
We give you our best and ask your continuous blessings upon all your children everywhere.
Gratitude & Thanksgiving
A general thanksgiving
An English Prayer Book: Prayers and Thanksgiving
Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
we your unworthy servants
give you most humble and hearty thanks
for all your goodness and loving kindness
to us and all mankind.
We bless you for our creation, preservation,
and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for your immeasurable love
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ,
for the means of grace, and the hope of glory.
Give us, we pray, such a sense of all your mercies
that our hearts may be sincerely thankful,
so that we may show forth your praise,
not only with our lips, but in our lives,
by giving up ourselves to your service,
and by walking before you in holiness
and righteousness all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,
be all honor and glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Confession & Humility
The General Confession
Anglican Book of Common Prayer, 1662
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men:
We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us.
We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us.
Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honor and glory of thy name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Blessings & Benedictions
For social blessings
All mighty God, we beseech You to assist us by Your heavenly grace, that we may follow the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ, in pitifulness of heart towards all those who are forlorn and distressed, in the desire to raise the fallen and protect the weak, and willingness to spend and be spent in the service of others; that all our hopes and desires being truly fixed on righteousness and justice, we may without weariness or wavering fight the good fight, and in faith and patience, may have an abundant entrance ministered unto us into the everlasting arms; through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for categorical blessings
My dear God,
I am but one of your many, many children. You take special care of us in ways we know and do not know, ways we see and cannot imagine. Please help each one of us to live willingly in your will.
Bless those with whom I share a birthdate; perhaps our mothers labored at the same time.
Bless those with whom I share a birthday; perhaps we have celebrated at the same time.
Bless those with whom I share a name.
Bless those who face challenges similar to mine. If we can find each other, perhaps we can comfort each other or learn from each other’s solutions.
Bless those whose family structure is similar to mine. And bless our families.
Bless those who had any role, direct or indirect, in the food I ate today.
Bless all those mentioned directly or by inference in today’s news.
Bless and guide the actions of those who have plans or are planning.
Bless all those in my physical and virtual networks, their friends, and their friends’ friends.
Bless everyone I’ve ever seen, heard, smelled, or touched, directly or indirectly, and their family and friends.
Bless everyone who ate something the same as I ate today. May it nourish and strengthen us and better enable us to do your work.
Bless everyone on this continent, from this continent, or who has visited this continent, and all their friends and family.
Bless everyone who had a role, direct or indirect, in the things I touched today.
Bless all those who have felt the impact, positive or negative, of any donation, purchase, or investment I have made. Guide my actions so that they wholly represent your will.
Bless everyone who was born today and all those who love them.
Bless those who do not feel their best today. Comfort them and bless those who care for them.
Bless and comfort the loved ones of everyone who died today. May their souls rest in your love.
Bless those who are, as I am now, consciously seeking your spirit.
And bless all those not already mentioned.
We are all your children. Open our minds and our hearts so that we are better able to love and be loved by you and your children.
Thank you for your boundless grace and compassionate mercy.
Requests & Supplications
The Serenity Prayer
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)
God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did, This sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right, If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Help me, God, please. I need your love. I need your guidance. You understand this situation like no one here can. I beg you, Lord, fix it. Fix it. Fix me. My trust is in you, Lord, for yours is a love supreme. No other help I know. Thy will be done. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer, modified by Karama Neal
O God, by whom we are guided in judgment, and whose light shines in darkness to give direction, grant us the grace to ask and do what you would have us to do, in spite of our ignorance and uncertainty, our stubbornness and sloth, our pride and prejudices, our doubt and distractions, our fatigue and illness, our fear and shame, our impatience and misfocus, our interpersonal relationships and histories, our perceived limitations and misplaced priorities.
Let the Spirit of wisdom save us from all false choices, so that in thy light we may see light, and in thy straight path we may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Servant’s Prayer
Eudist Servants of the Eleventh Hour
Good Morning Dear Lord,
Thank you for the precious gift you have given me this morning -my life- to live fully and joyfully one more day!
Please give me the grace to be kind and patient today that I may see beyond worldly appearances, so that I may encounter your holy presence in each person I meet.
Close my ears dear Father to all gossip. Seal my lips to all judgments and criticisms that my words will only bless all about me and warm the coldest heart.
Let my actions be so just, my feelings be so tender, my conduct be so humble and true to your will that throughout this day I will be a reflection of your heavenly mercy and love.
Prayer of St. Francis
Fr. Esther Bouquerel (1912), modified by Mother Theresa (1985)
Make us worthy Lord to serve our fellow men throughout the world,
who live and die in poverty and hunger.
Give them through our hands, this day, their daily bread
and by our understanding love give peace and joy.
Lord, make me a channel of thy peace.
That where there is hatred I may bring love,
That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness,
That where there is discord, I may bring harmony,
That where there is error I may bring truth,
That where there is doubt I may bring faith,
That where there is despair I may bring hope,
That where there are shadows I may bring light,
That where there is sadness I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted,
To understand than to be understood,
To love than to be loved.
For it is by forgetting self that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven,
it is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.