Prayers

Thanks be to thee, my joy and my glory and my hope and my God.  Thanks be to thee for thy gifts; but do thou preserve them in me, thus thou wilt preserve me, and the things thou hast given me will increase and be made perfect, and I shall be with thee: because even that I exist is thy gift. Augustine of Hippo

My God, from my heart I thank you for the many blessings you have given me.  I thank you for having created and baptised me, for having placed me in your holy Church, and for having given me so many graces and mercies through the merits of Jesus Christ.  I thank your Son Jesus, for having died upon the cross that I might receive pardon for my sins and obtain my eternal salvation.  I thank you for all your other mercies you have given me through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Michael Buckley

Almighty Giver of all good, may our hearts sing with gratitude for the overwhelming number of blessings you have showered upon us.  Make us to sing your song of love and thanks in the light and in the night feel the touch of your hand, and be at peace.  May you be our trusted Lord and King for evermore.  Amen. Henry W Foote

O Lord, help us to go out of ourselves, so that we may give ourselves over to you, with all our powers, with all that we are and all that we have. Jacob Boehme

Lord, I believe, but would believe more firmly; O Lord, I love, but yet would love more warmly. I offer unto you my thoughts, that they may dwell on you; my deeds, that they may be according to you; my sufferings, that they may be for you.  Amen. Treasury of Devotion

O Bounteous God, from your hand I have received everything.  All that I am and have; life itself, the love of family and friends, and the precious gift of faith.  How can I ever thank you, for all I have is yours?  You so loved the world that you gave us your Son.  I can do no less than offer you myself, body and soul, to you and your service.  Take all that I am and have, and keep me forever faithful to you. Michael Buckley

Thank you Lord! Father, most prayers are wanting prayers, granting prayers and getting prayers.  But most people when they’ve received what they have, they never remember to say thank you.  Well, this prayer is for that reason.  Thank you, Lord, for my parents, friends and family.  But mostly, thanks for loving me!  Thank you Father! Gumley House School pupil

O God, our heavenly Father, who so loved the world that you gave your only Son to die upon the cross: Pour your love into our hearts, we humbly beseech you; that we loving you above all things, may give up ourselves, our time, our money, our talents, to your service; for the sake of him who loved us and gave himself for us, Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. John R W Stott

You can also download some further stewardship prayers, originally collected by the Diocese of Norwich and some sample intercessions.

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