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Prayers

Below are a selection of prayers you may wish to use in your personal devotions

 

Collect for the 12th Sunday After Trinity

Almighty and everlasting God,

you are always more ready to hear than we are to pray

and to give more than either we desire or deserve:

pour down upon us the abundance of you mercy,

forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid

and giving us those good things

      which we are not worthy to ask

but through the merits and meditation

of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one, now and for ever.

 

Collect from the Communion in the Book of Common Prayer

Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open,

all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: 

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love thee,

and worthily magnify thy holy Name;

through Christ our Lord.

 

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me. 

Body of Christ, save me. 

Blood of Christ, embolden me. 

Water from teh side of Christ, wash me. 

Passion of Christ, strengthen me. 

O good Jesus, hear me. 

Within your wounds hide me. 

Never let me be parted from you. 

From the evil Enemy defend me. 

At the hour of my death call me

and bid me come to you,

that with your Saints I may praise you

for age upon age.

 

Prayer to Our Lady of Walsingham

O Mary, recall the solemn moment when Jesus, your divine Son,

dying on the cross confided us to your maternal care.

You are our Mother; we desire ever to remain your devout children.

Let us therefore feel the effects of your powerful intercession with Jesus Christ.

Make your name again glorious in this place, once renowned throughout our land

by your visits, favours and many miracles.

Pray, O Holy Mother of God, for the conversion of England, restoration of the sick,

consolation for the afflicted, repentance of sinners, peace to the departed.

O Blessed Mary, Mother of God, Our Lady of Walsingham intercede for us.