Author: Chris Fann

Prayer for Peace in Our Communities: Afternoon Prayer

Gracious God, We pray for peace in our communities this day. We commit to you all who work for peace and an end to tensions, And those who work to uphold law and justice. We pray for an end to…

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Privilege, Blessing, and Others

Six years ago my wife and I had the choice before us of where to send our oldest son to school. Our neighborhood public school had been in a state of constant flux for years as administrators and teachers moved…

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Turn Your Face Toward Us: Afternoon Prayer

Look upon us, O Lord, and let all the darkness of our souls vanish before the beams of your brightness. Fill us with holy love, and open to us the treasures of your wisdom. All our desire is known in…

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Pilgrim Song: Afternoon Prayer

I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains. He won’t let you stumble, your Guardian God won’t fall asleep. Not on your life!…

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Prayer of Refuge: Afternoon Prayer

O Lord, whose power is infinite and wisdom infallible, stand between me and all strife, that no evil befall, no sin corrupt my gifts, zeal, attainments. May I follow duty and not any foolish device of my own. Permit me…

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Prayer of Mercy for Orphans and Children: Afternoon Prayer

Loving Father there is nothing that you cannot do and no one who is outside of your sphere of knowledge. The Bible says that you defend the cause of widows and orphans, that you rescue the weak and needy, and…

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Prayer to Turn Violent Hearts: Afternoon Prayer

Compassionate God and Father of all, we are horrified at violence in so many parts of the world. It seems that none are safe, and some are terrified. Hold back the hands that kill and maim; turn around the hearts…

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My Soul Has Lost Its Beauty: Afternoon Prayer

I am spent, O my Christ, Breath of my life. Perpetual stress and surge, in league together, make long, O long, this life, this business of living. Grappling with foes within and foes without, my soul has lost its beauty,…

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Surely, it is God Who Saves Me: Afternoon Prayer

Surely, it is God who saves me; I will trust in him and not be afraid. For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, and he will be my Savior. Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing from…

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Litany of Prayer: Afternoon Prayer

Let us pray for peace, which is heaven’s gift. May the Lord in his mercy give us peace. Let us pray for faith. May the Lord give us grace to keep our faith in him untainted to the end. Let…

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