Visit our new site at

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Sunday Prayer

From Compline, The Book of Common Prayer

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous, and all for your love's sake. Amen.

And from my heart

Gracious God, be with us as we move through this day. Be a strong arm to hold us, a comforting shield to protect us, a loving embrace to enfold us, a gentle hand to lead us. May we know your transforming presence in our lives. Through the darkness, lead us to light. Through the sorrows lead us to hope. Through the fears lead us to peace. Lead us through these uncertain times. Help us do all this in the sure and certain hope of you. May we wait expectantly for you. May you be born again in us. Amen

cross posted at the RevGals Prayer Blog


  1. we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness

    love this thanks MomP

  2. I was introduced to the beauty of the Book of Common Prayer through the writings of Madeleine L'Engle.

    This prayer, too, is lovely and feels a good fit on this cold Advent Sunday. Thanks...

  3. The prayer from your heart is equally lovely.
    Thanks and amen.

  4. Thank you for both prayers, Mom priest.


You don't want to comment here; instead, come visit our new blog, We'll see you there!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.