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An Evening Prayer of Confession   1 comment

From A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), of The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia:

Dear God,

thank you for all that is good,

for our creation and our humanity,

for the stewardship you have given us of this planet earth,

for the gifts of life and of one another,

for your love which is unbounded and eternal.

O thou, most holy and beloved,

my Companion, my Guide upon the way

my bright evening star.

We repent of the wrongs we have done:

Silence

We have wounded your love.

O God, heal us.

We stumble in the darkness.

Light of the world, transfigure us.

We forget that we are your home.

Spirit of God, dwell in us.

Eternal Spirit, living God,

in whom we live and move and have our being,

all that we are, have been, and shall be is known to you,

to the very secret of our hearts

and all that rises to trouble us.

Living flame, burn into us,

cleansing wind, blow through us,

fountain of water, well up within us,

that we may love and praise in deed and in truth.

A Midday Litany   1 comment

Summer Afternoon

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From A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), of The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia:

Let us be at peace within ourselves.

Silence

Let us accept that we are profoundly loved and need never be afraid.

Silence

Let us be aware of the source of being that is common to us all and to all living creatures.

Silence

Let us be filled with the presence of the great compassion towards ourselves and towards all living beings.

Silence

Realising that we are all nourished from the same source of life, may we so live that others be not deprived of air, food, water, shelter, or the chance to live.

Silence

Let us pray that we ourselves cease to be a cause of suffering to one another.

Silence

With humility let us pray for the establishment of peace in our hearts and on earth.

Silence

May God kindle in us the fire of love to bring us alive and give warmth to the world.

Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth; lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust; lead me from hate to love, from war to peace.  Let peace fill our heart, our world, our universe.

Posted August 14, 2010 by neatnik2009 in A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), All Day/Sleep 1900s

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An Evening Prayer for Acceptance of Forgiveness   1 comment

From A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), of The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia:

God our judge and our teacher,

let us not waste time when the day is done

in guilt or self-reproach.

Give us rather the courage

to face whatever has been,

accept forgiveness, and move on to something better.

Amen.

God of Peace   1 comment

From A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), of The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia:

God of peace,

be with us through this night which waits for us;

bless us if it brings us sleep;

support us if it brings us pain or anxiety,

till we come once more to the morning light of another day.

Amen.

Posted August 14, 2010 by neatnik2009 in A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), All Day/Sleep 1900s

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Abide With Us   1 comment

From A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), by The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia:

Abide with us, O Lord,

for it is toward evening and the day is almost over;

abide with us,

for the days are hastening on

and we hasten with them;

abide with us and with your faithful people,

until the daystar rises and the morning light appears,

and we shall abide with you for ever.

Amen.

Posted August 14, 2010 by neatnik2009 in A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), All Day/Sleep 1900s

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A Morning Prayer for Faithfulness   Leave a comment

Yosemite Valley in the Morning

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From A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), of The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia:

O God,

the well-spring of life,

pour into our hearts the living water of your grace,

that refreshed by you,

we may live this day in steadfast reliance

on the strength you give;

through our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Before Going to Sleep   Leave a comment

From A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), of The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia:

Living God,

in you there is no darkness;

shed upon us through this night the light of your forgiveness,

your healing and your peace,

that when we wake from sleep

we may know once more the brightness of your presence;

through our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Posted August 14, 2010 by neatnik2009 in A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), All Day/Sleep 1900s

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