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For a Birthday   Leave a comment

Above:  Birthday Candles

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Prayers Source = The Book of Common Prayer (1979)

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O God, our times are in your hand:

Look with favor, we pray, on your servant as he begins another year.

Grant that he may grow in wisdom and grace,

and strengthen his trust in your goodness all the days of his life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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Watch over your child, O Lord, as his days increase;

bless and guide him wherever he may be.

Strengthen him when he stands;

comfort him when discouraged or sorrowful;

raise him up if he fall;

and in his heart may your peace which passes understanding abide all the days of his life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

For Commerce and Industry   Leave a comment

From the Book of Common Prayer (1979), of The Episcopal Church:

Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ in his earthly life shared our toil and hallowed our labor:  Be present with your people where they work; make those who carry on the industries and commerce of this land responsive to your will; and give to us all a pride in what we do, and a just return for our labor; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

For Stewardship of Creation   Leave a comment

From the Book of Common Prayer (1979), of The Episcopal Church:

 

O merciful Creator, your hand is open wide to satisfy the needs of every living creature:  Make us always thankful for your loving providence; and grant that we, remembering the account that we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of your good gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

O Gracious Light   Leave a comment

From the Book of Common Prayer (1979), of The Episcopal Church:

O gracious Light,

pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,

O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,

and our eyes behold the vesper light,

we sing your praises, O God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,

O Son of God, O Giver of life,

and to be glorified through all the worlds.

Watch Over Those Who Work While Others Sleep   Leave a comment

From the Book of Common Prayer (1979), of The Episcopal Church:

O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we live in and the life we live:  Watch over those, both night and day, who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends upon each other’s toil; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Be Our Light in the Darkness   Leave a comment

The Constellation Orion

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From the Book of Common Prayer (1979), of The Episcopal Church:

Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Protect Us Through the Hours of This Night   Leave a comment

From the Book of Common Prayer (1979), of The Episcopal Church:

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.