It may help you to find somewhere quiet, even in a busy household, and sometimes having a lighted candle in the room can be a point of focus as you pray. There are a number of books of prayer which can help us when we find it hard to find our own words, and the Church of England’s own website has a link for additional resources - please click here.
Below are one or two prayers which you might find helpful:
whose steadfast love never ceases
and whose mercies never come to an end:
grant us the grace to trust you
and to receive the gifts of your love,
new every morning,
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
God of our salvation,
help us to turn away from those habits which harm our bodies
and poison our minds,
and to choose again your gift of life,
revealed to us in Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Be present, oh merciful
and protect us through the silent hours of this night,
so that we who are wearied
by the changes and chances of this fleeting world,
may repose upon your eternal changelessness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Have mercy on us.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. Both now and for ever and from all Ages to all Ages. Amen.
Holy Immortal, have mercy upon us.
Prayer for Peace and Calm
Holy Spirit, please encircle me,
Come hold me safe and secure.
Wrap my mind up with your truth
Guide my thoughts and calm my fears.
Steady my emotions,
Lord that you would guide my feelings,
May I not be overcome by upset.
Sustain my soul,
With vision for the future,
And hope for tomorrow.
I need you.
as we stand at the foot of the cross of your Son,
help us to see and know your love for us,
so that in humility, love and joy
we may place at his feet
all that we have and all that we are;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Visit this place, O Lord, we pray,
and drive far from it the snares of the enemy;
may your holy angels dwell with us and guard us in peace,
and may your blessing be always upon us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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