Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lenten Prayer #11

Let our praise of Thee, Lord, be a bulwark,
Thy great commission, O let not us shirk,
As ebbing time waxes to its fullness,
Let the flow of nations fill up Thy Kirk.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Lenten Prayer #10

Let me dwell in the day that Christ arose,
As Thy Spirit's bond within my soul grows,
Knitted tighter through tribulation's work,
That all Thy strength to me, outwardly shows.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lenten Prayer #9

Thy flesh and Thy blood be our full delight,
Against all evils of encroaching night,
Thy Body in rev'rent postures repose,
To quench all its thirsts and quell all its fright.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lenten Prayer #8

'Gainst the Accuser, vainglorious brute,
Us strengthen, confirm, us fashion and suit,
Great Father bring forth Thy armies of light,
Our vanguard to ward off arrows he shoots.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lenten Prayer #7

Wheat and tares, O Lord, are tied as a knot,
Twined together till the end is their lot,
Grow us all, Lord God, to fullness of fruit,
That all Thy grace and judgment shall be brought.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Lenten Prayer #6

Train us, Lord of Hosts, to fend off the foe,
Vain weltering hordes in fiery glow,
If to be wracked, to be hacked, is our lot,
May our martyr-blood Thy long-suff'ring show.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lenten Prayer #5

Lord fill Thy people with a will to serve,
Seal up all their heart wounds and steel their nerve,
Against fear or foe, against wrack and woe,
Thy name to proclaim; Thy name to preserve.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Lenten Prayer #4

Cause us O Lord to remember the past,
Counting Thy mercies and holding them fast,
Spare us the vengeance we justly deserve,
Lest from Your presence this people be cast.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Lenten Prayer #3

O Lord my God by pow'r your hand has shown,
How to kill, how to raise, how to make grown,
I ask that on Your children such pow'r last,
Till all the wicked from this orb be thrown.  

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lenten Prayer #2

Good Lord I ask that You bright zeal renew,
Within the men of pulpit and of pew,
In doctrine sound and piety make known,
Thy Light: the Good, the Beautiful, and True.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lenten Prayer #1

O God resplendent, my poor prayer attend,
I ask this gift from Thee for kith and kin,
Do grant, Thou Blessed One, Holy and True,
More knowledge of Thee forever and amen.