On this page we share some prayers, some new, some old, prayers that have helped others, and may help you as well.

A Commendation

Go forward christian soul on your journey from this world.In the name of God the Father who created you.Amen.In the name of Jesus Christ who suffered for you.Amen.In the name of the Holy Spirit who strengthens you.Amen.In communion with all the blessed saints;with the angels and archangelsand all the heavenly host.Amen.May your portion this day... Continue reading

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify meBody of Christ, save meBlood of Christ, inebriate meWater from the side of Christ, wash mePassion of Christ, strengthen meO good Jesus, hear meWithin your wounds hide meLet me never be separated from youFrom the malicious enemy defend meIn the hour of my death call meAnd bid me come to youThat... Continue reading

Collect for Purity

Almighty God,to whom all hearts are open, all desires known,and from whom no secrets are hidden.Cleanse the thoughts of our heartsby the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,that we may perfectly love you,and worthily magnify you holy Name;through Christ our Lord. Amen. The Collect for Purity has an especially Anglican heritage. When it made it's appearance in... Continue reading

For Creation

As the morning mist shrouds the riverand then is lifted by the gentle rays of the rising son,so may our clouded spirits be raised by the warmth of your love.Make us always mindful of your creation its fragility and its beauty.Teach us to cherish it for those who come afterThrough Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Most... Continue reading

Prayer of St Aidan

Leave me alone with God as much as may be. As the tide draws the waters close in upon the shore, Make me an island, set apart, alone with you, God, holy to you.Then with the turning of the tide prepare me to carry your presence to the busy world beyond, the world that rushes... Continue reading

Prayer of St Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;Where there is hatred, let me sow love;Where there is injury, pardon;Where there is discord, harmony;Where there is error, truth;Where there is doubt, faith;Where there is despair, hope;Where there is darkness, light;And where there is sadness, joy.O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seekTo be... Continue reading

Prayer of the Chalice

Father, to you I raise my whole being, a vessel emptied of self. Accept, Lord this my emptiness, and so fill me with yourself, your light, your love, your life ̶ that these your precious gifts may radiate through me and over- flow the chalice of my heart into the hearts of all with whom... Continue reading

Russian Kontakion

All we go down to the dust,and weeping o’er the grave we make our song.Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Give rest, O Christ, to your servant with your saints:where sorrow and pain are no more;neither sighing but life everlasting.You only are immortal, the creator and maker of all:and we are mortal formed of the dust of the earth,and... Continue reading

St Patrick’s Breastplate

May the Strength of God pilot us.May the Power of God preserve us.May the Wisdom of God instruct us.May the Hand of God protect us.May the Way of God direct us.May the Shield of God defend us.May the Host of God guard us.Against the snares of the evil ones.Against temptations of the world.May Christ be... Continue reading

St Richard of Chichester

Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ,for all the benefits which you have given us,for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us.Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,may we know you more clearly,love you more dearly,and follow you more nearly,day by day.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name,your kingdom come,your will be doneon earth as in heaven.Give us today our daily bread.Forgive us our sinsas we forgive those who sin against us.Save us from the time of trialand deliver us from evil.For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yoursnow and forever. Amen. We read... Continue reading

The Morning Collect

Lord God, our Father,thank you for bringing us safely to this day.Preserve us by your mighty power,protect us from sin,and keep us safe in any adversity;and in all we do direct us to the fulfilling of your purposes.We offer our prayerthrough Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.