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May 24, 2005

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bls

I'd only make one change: I'd add the Gloria Patri at the end of each prayer, and of course the bow that goes with it.

It's my favorite part of the prayers these days. There's something I find very meditative about repetition like that - very conducive to getting my mind and heart aligned towards God. Monastics say it about 20 times every day.

bls

(But I totally agree that saying short prayers like this throughout the day is a great idea, and probably achieves the same result. It would be great if we could all sort of start doing this, knowing that others are doing it, also. Sort of bonding at a distance.

And I know you're sort of "off" the Trinity these days, so probably my suggestion is in bad taste anyway. Sorry.

;-)

)

Monk-in-Training

What a wonderful Idea. May I post this little grouping in our Parish newsletter? They are all prayers we have heard before, but such a wonderful suggestion.

D. C.

Of course; I'm glad you liked the post.

bls

Derek made another suggestion at my site:

O God make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Mumcat

The Wesley Grace is great when it's sung as a round. We used to do it at college with four adjacent dining rooms each coming in at the beginning of the next line. The music was lovely, and it was great that the prayer didn't just get said and then stop -- it kept going for a bit.

One of my favorites too is one that I heard Marcus Borg use at a seminar:
Lord Jesus Christ, you are the light of the world.
Fill my mind with your peace and my heart with your love.

Suzy Akrofi

Very useful,
God richly bless you
Suzy

God Bless You!

David Eyles

Finding this page was a blessing to me as a confirmation of my own practise of using a private ritual at home. I am an Anglican in New Zealand and have developed this ritual over a period of about 3 or 4 years.
The basic ritual can be seen on my webpage:
shown here: sirius3.angelfire.com/
In actual practice the prayers that spontaneously happen are sometimes derived from the Anglican liturgy such as the prayers you suggest here. Yours in Christ, David Eyles

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