God be in my head and in my understanding; God be in my eyes, and in my looking; God be in my mouth, and in my speaking; God be in my heart, and in my thinking; God be at my end, and at my departing. Old Sarum Primer, 1558 Anglican Missal
Prayer of the Day
Lord, increase my faith, bless my efforts and work, now and forever more. Amen. Mother Teresa
Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labour and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do your will. Amen. St. Ignatius …
O Father, your power is greater than all powers. O Son, under your leadership we cannot fear anything. O Spirit, under your protection there is nothing we cannot overcome. Prayer of the Kikuyu, Kenya
Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth… and with all your strength, with all your mind, with all your heart, preserve it for you children and love it. Chief Seattle (1780-1866) of the Washington Suquamish …
Dear God, be good to me; The sea is so wide, And my boat is so small. – Breton, France, Fisherman’s Prayer
You crown the year with your goodness, abundance flows in your steps. In the pastures of the wilderness it flows. The hills are filled with joy, the meadows covered with floods. The valleys are decked with wheat.
Blessed are those who are poor in spirit: the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Blessed are those who are mourning: they will be consoled. Blessed are those who are gentle: they will inherit the land. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice; they will have their fill. Blessed are those who show mercy …
One cannot be good simply by avoiding evil. To be indifferent or apathetic to the needs of one’s neighbor, to stand aloof from a world begging for help, is already to be guilty. Robert O. Johann
Your mercy is on those who fear you throughout all generations You have shown strength with your arm. You have scattered the proud and their hearts and fantasies. You have put down the mighty from their seat And have lifted up the powerless.