from St Anne's

Tuesday Prayers

Please use the prayers below for your own reflections this Tuesday-

Help me, my God, to be joyful always, to pray at all times, and be thankful in all circumstances (adapted from the Good News Bible rendering of 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)


O Lord, prepare us for all the events of the day; for we know not what a day may bring forth. Give us grace to deny ourselves; to take up our cross daily, and to follow in the steps of our Lord and Master.

Matthew Henry, 1662-1714



empower me to be a bold participant,

    rather than a timid saint in waiting,

    in the difficult ordinariness of now;

to exercise the authority of honesty,

    rather than to defer to power,

    or deceive to get it;

to influence someone for justice,

    rather than impress anyone for gain;

and, by grace, to find treasures

    of joy, of friendship, of peace

    hidden in the fields of the daily

    you give me to plough.

Ted Loder