Afternoon Prayer

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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Prayer For the Care of Children: Afternoon Prayer

God our Father, you see your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world: Show them that your ways give more life than the ways of the world and that following you is better than chasing after selfish goals….

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An Instrument of Peace: Afternoon Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is error, truth; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair,…

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Though I May Seem to be Lost: Afternoon Prayer

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end.  Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I…

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You Promised, Remember?: Afternoon Prayer

I’m feeling terrible—I couldn’t feel worse! Get me on my feet again. You promised, remember? When I told my story, you responded; train me well in your deep wisdom. Help me understand these things inside and out so I can…

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May You be Blessed Forever: Afternoon Prayer

May you be blessed forever, Lord, for not abandoning me when I abandoned you. May you be blessed forever, Lord, for offering your hand of love in my darkest, most lonely moment. May you be blessed forever, Lord, for putting…

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Prayer of Comfort for Those Orphaned or Abandoned: Afternoon Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus, so many children around the world have become orphaned or abandoned for so many different reasons and have never known the love of a mother or father for them – Lord we know that you care for…

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