Category: Daily Prayer

Evening Prayer Tuesday, 4 May 2021

The lost baby poem by Lucille Clifton the time i dropped your almost body down down to meet the waters under the city and run one with the sewage to the sea what did i know about waters rushing back what did i know about drowning or being drowned you would have been born into winter...

Morning Prayer Tuesday, 4 May 2021

The happiest day by Linda Pastan It was early May, I think a moment of lilac or dogwood when so many promises are made it hardly matters if a few are broken. My mother and father still hovered in the background, part of the scenery like the houses I had grown up in, and if they...

Music to end the Day, Sunday 2 May 2021

The last two Sundays of Easter focus on inspirational words from St John’s Gospel, chapter 15. If you dwell in me and my words dwell in you, ask whatever you want and you shall have it. This is how my Father is glorified: you are to bear fruit in plenty and so be my disciples. As the Father...

Evening Prayer Friday, 30 April 2021

I imagine that any of you who have visited Iona will recognise the picture above. It is many years since we went there, but the atmosphere of the island made a real impression on me. I think of it still each time we have a prayer from the Iona community or use hymns written by John...

Morning Prayer Friday, 30 April 2021

Morning Prayer in the Celtic Tradition Good morning on this last day of April – a very changeable month of cold and drought and finally refreshing rain. Today we pray in the Celtic tradition drawing on prayers from David Adam. This new day you give me from your great eternity. This new day now enfold me...

Evening Prayer Thursday, 29 April 2021

A reading from Psalm 22 25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you I will fulfil my vows. 26 The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise him – may your hearts live for ever! 27 All the ends of the earth will...

Morning Prayer Thursday, 29 April 2021

You Are Important to God You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. Psalm 139: 3-4 LSAB Sometimes we don’t let people get to know us completely because we are afraid they will discover something about...

Evening Prayer Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Lending out books by Hal Sirowitz You’re always giving, my therapist said. You have to learn how to take. Whenever you meet a woman, the first thing you do is lend her your books. You think she’ll have to see you again in order to return them. But what happens is, she doesn’t have the time...