Prayers for the Journey

by Christine Sine
earth touches heaven

Earth touches heaver – photo by Coe Hutchison

Most of my facebook prayers for the last week have been inspired by my reading of the book Morning and Evening Prayers For All Days of the Week by Johann Habermann.

The grace of the eternal God govern you today,

The wisdom of the redeeming Son refresh you,

The power of the Holy Spirit enlighten you,

The Lord bless and keep you and grant you peace.

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God I commend my body and soul and spirit into your hands,

May your divine majesty bless me,

Your holy Trinity shelter me,

May your eternal unity preserve me,

This day and evermore.

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Most Holy Trinity, One in essence, Three in person,

Eternal One you are my life,

Redeeming One you are my salvation,

Indwelling One you are my joy,

I thank and praise you with heart and soul and mind.

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God may I never turn away from you who are the eternal rest,

May I cease from my striving and rest in your forgiving grace.

May I cease from my busyness and rest in your embracing love.

May I cease from my fears and rest in your enduring peace.

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Jesus you light each day with your presence,

Your love fills our world with joy and beauty,

May we look and see,

May we pause and give thanks,

May we never forget your mercies new every morning.

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2 comments

John Decker June 15, 2012 - 2:23 pm

Gardening with God: Richard Foster has made specific mention of this in Freedom of Simplicity, page 80. I won’t quote the whole thing, but if you have the book I’m sure you’ll find pleasure in what he wrote there.

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Christine Sine June 15, 2012 - 3:16 pm

This is one that I am very familiar with. I love Foster’s writing

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