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Join us as we delve into the Bible this advent.

Click here to see the prayer for each week's theme - if it helps you then declare this at the end of each day’s message

Join us as we delve into the Bible this advent.

Here is a prayer for each week's theme - if it helps you then declare this at the end of each day’s message

Week 1 - HOPE

Hope in God - St Patrick
 
Christ is the World’s Redeemer,
The lover of the pure,
The fount of heavenly wisdom,
Our trust and HOPE secure;
The armour of His soldiers,
The Lord of earth and sky;
Our health while we are living,
Our life when we shall die
 
Lord, we thank you for these truths,
Present them to our minds and renew us
Present them to our hearts and restore us
and help us to present them to the world and offer hope in Christ to all.
Amen

Week 2 - PROMISE

from the Celtic Carmina Gadelica
 
I am beseeching Thee
To keep me from ill
To keep me from hurt
To keep me from harm

To keep me from mischance
To keep me from Grief
To keep me this night
In the nearness of Thy love

May God shield me
May God fill me
May God keep me
May God watch over me

May God bring me
To the Land of peace
To the country of the King
To the peace of eternity

Praise to the Father
Praise to the Son
Praise to the Spirit
The Three in One
Amen

Week 3 - JOY

Confidence in God - St Columba

Alone with none but Thee, my God
I journey on my way.
What need I fear, when Thou art near,
O King of night and day?
More safe I am within Thy hand
Than if a host did round me stand.
Amen

The Three from Celtic Prayer Carmina Gadelica

In name of Father
In name of Son
In name of Spirit
Three in One

Father cherish me
Son cherish me
Spirit cherish me
Three all-kindly

God make me holy
Christ make me holy
Spirit make me holy
Three all-holy

Three aid my hope
Three aid my love
Three aid my eye
And my knee from stumbling
Amen

Week 4 - LOVE

Adapted from the Carmina Gadelica

 

Thank you Father that through the blood of Jesus,
I can state in the power of the Spirit that I am …
In the Love of God,
In the affection of God
In the Will of God
In the eye of God
In the purpose of God
In the charge of God  
Amen
 

God guide me with Thy wisdom,
God chastise me with Thy justice,
God help me with Thy mercy,
God protect me with Thy strength
 
God fill me with Thy fullness,
God shield me with Thy shade,
God fill me with Thy grace,
For the sake of Thy anointed Son.
 
Jesus Christ of the seed of David,
Visiting One of the Temple,
Sacrificial Lamb of the Garden who died for me.
Thanksgiving from my heart, my head and my whole being.
Amen