Prayer is a rhythmic movement of our personality into the eternity and peace of God and no less into the turmoil of the world for whose sake as for ours we are seeking God

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Prayer is the way we can be open with God and reflect on our own lives. Taking time in a busy day is not always easy and sometimes impossible but if you are looking at this page just take a few moments of quiet and ask God to bless your home and make it a blessing to others.


Peace be to this house
And all who dwell here.
Peace be to those that enter
And to those that depart.

prayer for your home


Humility is often misunderstood to be doing oneself down but in reality it is having a proper view of ones self. People often go to one extreme or the other; inflating our ego into some monstrous giant or shrinking it to a miserable wretched worm. Christians believe in seeing our selves as God sees us. Special, valued, loved but realistic and important because we are part of a bigger body, the church and because God loves us. Here is a lovely prayer of perspective.

Lord, You know me better than I know myself that I am growing older and will someday be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from the craving to straighten out everybody's affairs. Make me thoughtful, but not moody; helpful, but not bossy: With my vast store of wisdom, it seems a pity not to use it all, but You know, Lord, I want a few friends at the end.

Keep my mind free from the endless recital of details; give me wings to get to the point. Seal my lips on my aches and pains. They are increasing, and love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by. I dare not ask for grace enough to enjoy the tales of others' pains, but help me to endure them with patience.

I dare not ask for improved memory, but for a growing humility and a lessening cocksureness when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally, I may be mistaken.

Keep me reasonably sweet. I do not want to be a saint - some of them are so hard to live with. But a sour old person is one of the crowning works of the devil. Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places, and talents in unexpected people. And give me, Lord, the grace to tell them so.