Articles from Prayer of the Day

Thursday, 31 Aug 2017

Eternal God, as you have taught us to keep all
your commandments by loving you and our neighbour: grant us
the spirit of peace and the gift of grace, that we may be
devoted to you with our whole heart and united to each other
with a pure will; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Ambrosian Missal (8th century)

Sunday, 27 Aug 2017

Grant us, O Lord, the will to accomplish all that pleases
you; the strength to do all that you command and the reverence
to respect all that you have made; for your own name's sake.

Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017

O consuming fire, O Spirit of love, descend into the depth of
our hearts and there transform us until we are fire of your
fire, love of your love, and Christ himself is formed within
us. Amen.

Elizabeth of Schonau (d. 1184)


1 Timothy 1:12-17

“I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.” (vv. 12-14)


Mark 6:14-29

“Some were saying, ‘John the baptiser has been raised from the dead and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’ But others said, ‘It is Elijah.’ And others said, ‘It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.’ But when Herod heard of it, he said, ‘John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.’” (vv. 14-16)


Micah 7:1-20

“But as for me, I will look to the Lord, I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me.
Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise;
When I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.” (vv. 7-8)


Micah 6:1-8

“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (v. 8)


Micah 4:1-8

“They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” (v. 3)


Micah 3:5-12

“Therefore because of you, Zion shall be ploughed as a field;
Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins, and the mountain of the house a wooded height.” (v. 12)


Jonah 3:10 – 4:11

“But this was very displeasing to Jonah, and he became angry.” (v. 1)