JOY!

Here's a bit of a Puritan prayer on joy!  I don't know who wrote it nor where it comes from, but I love it!           “You O Lord God are preparing joy for me and me for joy. I pray for joy, wait for joy, long for joy. Give me more... Continue Reading →

Blessed Trinity

A Latin hymn from the thirteenth century Come, thou Holy Spirit, come: And from thy celestial home send thy light and brilliancy. Come, thou father of the poor, Come, who givest all our store, Come, the soul's true radiancy. Come, of comforters the best, of the soul the sweetest guest, sweetly and refreshingly. Come in... Continue Reading →

Prayer for Justice

Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 14th November 2013 A friend of Sabeel, Bo Forsberg from Sweden, offers a prayer for peace and justice; this prayer will also be read on the final day of our conference at our celebration of 25 years of Palestinian liberation theology. Prayer for Sabeel God of peace and opportunity, our... Continue Reading →

Our Father… …أبانا

Our Father أبانا in heaven في السماء، hallowed be your name ليتقدس اسمك your kingdom comeليأت ملكوتك your will be doneلتكن مشيئتك on earth as it is in heavenعلى الأرض كما هي في السماء give us this day our daily breadيقدم لنا هذا اليوم خبزنا اليومي and forgive us our sinsويغفر لنا خطايانا as we forgive those who sin... Continue Reading →

O Good Shepherd, a prayer of St Jerome O Good Shepherd, seek me out, and bring me home to your fold again. Deal favourably with me according to Your good pleasure, till I may dwell in Your house all the days of my life, and praise You forever and ever with those who are there.... Continue Reading →

Take Courage Saints

William Cowper (1731-1800) Once upon a time, in an English church pastored by the hymn writer John Newton (Amazing Grace), sat a parishioner of his called William Cowper, another man of extraordinary poetry and hymn writing ability, which considering his bouts of severe debilitating depression and breakdown is all the more remarkable. One day he... Continue Reading →

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