Category: Daily Prayer

Evening Prayer Tuesday, 13 April 2021

OH, HOW I LOVE YOU By SJ Holland We search each other’s eyes For depth of thought. We find feelings, real feelings Of deep, warm love, Never dying, But always trying to break free, To come forth And be the dream Of me and you come true. Oh, how I love you. Good evening and welcome...

Morning Prayer Tuesday, 13 April 2021

AWARNESS By Sandi Holland Oh, let us savor this beginning So sublime, And rush not As excitement weighs heavily Upon our minds. Yet, we must not hesitate To answer the soft And gentle awareness, Of intense and increasing closeness. For to surrender is to Keep desire alive. And if I should die before we kiss, Happy...

Evening Prayer Monday, 12 April 2021

This Breathless Earth By Malcolm Guite We bolted every door but even so We couldn’t catch our breath for very fear: Fear of their knocking at the gate below, Fear that they’d find and kill us even here. Though Mary’s tale had quickened all our hearts Each fleeting hope just deepens your despair: The panic grips...

Morning Prayer Monday, 12 April 2021

When this is over, may we never again take for granted A handshake with a stranger Full shelves at the store Conversations with neighbours A crowded theatre Friday night out Receiving communion A routine check-up The school rush each morning Coffee with a friend The stadium roaring Each deep breath A boring day Life itself. When...

Music to End the Day Sunday, 11 April 2021

Hello, everyone. Our music this evening continues to celebrate the joy of the Resurrection! We begin with a short improvisation that I created at home just before Easter on the ancient French carol melody ‘Noel Nouvelet’. In France the tune is well-known as a popular Christmas carol, but in England we more often associate it with...

Music to End Easter Day 4 April 2021

Hello, everyone, and Happy Easter! The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!! We begin this sequence with Bach’s great choral prelude ‘Christ lag in Todesbanden’ based on one of the finest resurrection hymns of the Lutheran Church. The chorale melody is underpinned with a driving contrapuntal motif, passed between alto, tenor and pedal. In...

Morning Prayer Thursday, 1 April 2021

Good morning folks! God is good? All the time. Prayer Lord, as we prepare to enter the mystery of these three most holy days, we ask you to illumine our minds and hearts with the hope and promise of Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection. Give us eyes to see him in the breaking of the bread...

Evening Prayer Wednesday, 31 March 2021

This is the point in Holy Week when the world turns for Jesus: halfway to Easter and there’s no turning back. Perhaps his Wednesday was as beautiful as ours has been – a day of warmth, a day of glorious sun, a day when you can almost see the trees awakening. Jesus was at the Synagogue...