Trinitarian Prayer from John Stott link
Good morning heavenly Father, good morning Lord Jesus, good morning Holy Spirit.
Heavenly Father I worship you as the creator and sustainer of the universe.
Lord Jesus, I worship you, Saviour and Lord of the world.
Holy Spirit, I worship you, sanctifier of the people of God.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may live this day in your presence and please you more and more.
Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you.
Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life:
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, three persons in one God, have mercy upon me.
A Prayer from the Awkward Season link
O God, who makes all things new,
new stars, new dust, new life;
take my heart,
every hardened edge and measured beat,
and create something new in me.
I need your newness, God,
the rough parts of me made smooth;
the stagnant, stirred;
the stuck, freed;
the unkind, forgiven.
And then, by the power of your Spirit,
I need to be turned toward Love again.
Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayers- Andrew Reed, 1787-1862 link
Spirit divine, attend our prayers, and make this house Thy home;
Descend with all Thy gracious powers, O come, great Spirit, come!
Come as the light; to us reveal our emptiness and woe,
And lead us in those paths of life, whereon the righteous go.
Come as the fire, and purge our hearts like sacrificial flame;
Let our whole soul an offering be, to our Redeemer’s name.
Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD
Dr. Warren Kinghorn, co-director of the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative, is the Esther Colliflower Professor of the Practice of Pastoral and Moral Theology at Duke Divinity School and Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Duke University Medical Center. He is an expert in the care of substance abuse. I also have had the pleasure of hearing him speak on a number of occasions through a Christian medical group.
Benediction from St. Francis of Assisi link
Now, wherever we are,
and in every place,
and at every hour,
throughout each time of each day,
may all of us honestly and humbly believe,
holding in our hearts
to love, honor,
magnify, and give thanks
to the Most High and Eternal God,
Trinity and Unity.