Author: Megan Oldfield

St Patrick’s Breastplate: Afternoon Prayer

I arise today Through God’s strength to pilot me: God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me, God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me, God’s word to speak for me, God’s hand to guard…

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A Parent for a Son: Afternoon Prayer

“Yielding to Jesus will break every form of slavery in a human life.” – Oswald Chambers   Lord, I wonder what kind of man my son will someday become. He has plenty of things going for him, this tiny man-in-the-making;…

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Litany of Humility

O Jesus! Meek and humble of heart, Hear me. From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of…

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Practicing God’s Presence: Afternoon Prayer

Lord of all pots and pans and things… Make me a saint by getting meals And washing up the plates!   Amen   (Brother Lawrence, from The Practice of the Presence of God)   Praying Off the Page: Brother Lawrence…

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Ante Studium: Afternoon Prayer

Ineffable Creator, Who, from the treasures of Your wisdom, have established three hierarchies of angels, have arranged them in marvelous order above fiery heavens, and have marshaled the regions of the universe with such artful skill, You are proclaimed the…

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Search Me: Afternoon Prayer

Search me, Oh God, my actions try, And let my life appear As seen by thine all searching eye To mine my ways make clear. Search all my sense and know my heart Who only canst make known, And let…

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When Things Don’t Make Sense: Afternoon Prayer

God, I don’t understand why you’re doing this. But I know that, unlike me, your actions cannot be inconsistent with your heart, and I know your heart is loving, good, and faithful. Somehow, some way, somewhere all these things are…

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Litany of Trust: Afternoon Prayer

God, you are our refuge and our strength, We trust in your steadfast love. You are our savior and our song. Our hearts rejoice in your salvation. It is better to take refuge in you than trust in people. The…

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Keep Going: Afternoon Prayer

God give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, enjoying…

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A Disciple’s Prayer: Afternoon Prayer

Lord, I give my life to you in absolute surrender. I give up all my plans and purposes, all my desires and hopes, and accept your will for my life today. I choose to pick up my cross and follow…

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