Prayer is The Lifeblood

Prayer lies close to the heart of the christian life. In praise and adoration, in thanksgiving, in repentance, in intercession, in supplication, alone, together, in words, in silence, in the words of prayers that already exist, or in the words we utter for ourselves. This conversation with God implies not simply speaking, but also listening. Here are a few prayers that have helped sustain us, and we hope that they may help you as well.

Prayer for Creation

As the morning mist shrouds the river and then is lifted by the gentle rays of the rising son,

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in

Christ be with me

St Patricks Breastplate Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ

Collect for Purity

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the

Prayer of St Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is

Prayer of St Aidan

Leave me alone with God as much as may be. As the tide draws the waters close in upon