A Celtic Morning Prayer link
Christ we rise today
Knowing that you alone
Know our hearts
You alone can change
Our sadness into joy
Forgive us our shortcomings
Teach us patience
Teach us kindness
Help us to forgive
Those who have injured us
And keep us from injuring others
Keep our way lighted
With your steadfast love
A Celtic prayer for peace link
In the busyness of this day
grant me a stillness of seeing, O God.
In the conflicting voices of my heart
grant me a calmness of hearing.
Let my seeing and hearing
my words and my actions
be rooted in a silent certainty of your presence.
Let my passions for life
and the longings for justice that stir within me
be grounded in the experience of your stillness.
Let my life be rooted in the ground of your peace, O God,
let me be rooted in the depths of your peace.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdown
Forever and ever.
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Joshua Rasmussen (PhD, Notre Dame) is an associate professor of philosophy at Azusa Pacific University. He is the author of How Reason Can Lead to God, Defending the Correspondence Theory of Truth, and The Bridge of Reason, coauthor of Necessary Existence and Is God the Best Explanation of Things?: A Dialogue, and coeditor of A New Theist Response to the New Atheists. Watch his Youtube channel.
Benediction: The Lorica Of St Fursa link
The arms of God be around my shoulders
The touch of the Holy Spirit upon my head,
The sign of Christ’s cross upon my forehead,
The sound of the Holy Spirit in my ears,
The fragrance of the Holy Spirit in my nostrils,
The vision of heaven’s company in my eyes,
The conversation of heaven’s company on my lips,
The work of God’s church in my hands,
The service of God and the neighbour in my feet
, A home for God in my heart,
And to God, the Father of all, my entire being.