23 September 2020

A BEAD AND A PRAYER—SOME SAMPLE PRAYERS




AT THE CROSS

Blessed is God and blessed is God’s Realm forevermore.

alternatives

(OR)
O God, make haste to help me.
Make speed to deliver me, O God.

(OR)
Open my lips, O God, and my mouth will declare your praise.

(OR)
This is the day that God has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.

AT THE CRUCIFORM STEP BEAD

O God, make haste to deliver us. Make speed to help us, O God.

alternatives

(OR)
O God, open my lips;
and my mouth will declare your praise.

(OR)
Open my hearts and minds, O God,
that I may hear what you say to me today.

AT THE TRINITY BEADS

Bead 1. Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One: have mercy on me.
Bead 2. Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One: have mercy on me.
Bead 3. Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One: have mercy on me.

alternatives

(OR)
1. Glory be to God our Creator
2. our Redeemer
3. and our Sustainer, Three in One.

(OR)
1. In the name of the Father (and Mother)
2. and the Son (or, Beloved and Anointed One)
3. and the Holy Spirit.

AT THE CRUCIFORM STEP BEAD (and each of those following)

Listening God, hear my prayers and grant me your peace.

alternatives

(OR)
Glory to God in the highest, and peace, goodwill to all.

(OR)
Forget not all God's benefits—who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the grave, and who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy.

(OR)
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: Have mercy on me.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: Have mercy on me.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: Grant me your peace.

(OR, Lamb of God, "you heal all our brokenness…")

AT THE WEEK BEADS

Bead 1: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name
Bead 2: Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Bead 3: Give us this day our daily bread
Bead 4: Forgive us our trespassed as we forgive those who have trespassed against us
Bead 5: Lead us not into temptation
Bead 6. But deliver us from evil
Bead 7: For thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

alternatives


in Advent

Bead 1: O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here, until the Child of God appear; Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel. Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Bead 2: O come, thou Rod of Jesse, free thine own from Satan's tyranny; from depths of hell thy people save, and give them victory o'er the grave. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel. Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Bed 3: O come, thou Dayspring, from on high, and cheer us by thy drawing nigh; disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death's dark shadows put to flight. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel. Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Bead 4: O come, O come, thou David's Key, the Heavenly Gate will open to thee; make safe the way that leads on high and close the path to misery. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel. Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Bead 5: O come, O come, thou God of Might, who to thy tribes from Sinai's height, in ancient times didst give the Law, in cloud and majesty and awe. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel. Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Bead 6: O come, thou Wisdom from on high, and order all things, far and nigh; to us the path of knowledge show and cause us in her ways to go. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel. Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Bead 7: O come, Desire of nations, bind all peoples in one heart and mind; bid envy, strife and quarrels cease; fill the whole world with heaven’s peace. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel. Shall come to thee, O Israel.

 

in lent
Bead 1: (Luke 23:34) Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
Bead 2: (Luke 23:43) Verily, I say unto you today, thou shalt be with me in paradise.

alternatives (continued) 

Bead 3: (John 19:26–27) Woman, behold thy son. (Says to disciple) Behold thy mother.
Bead 4: (Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34) My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
Bead 5: (John 19:28) I thirst.
Bead 6: (John 19:30) It is finished.
Bead 7: (Luke 23:46) Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit.

 

for spiritual gifts and virtue

Bead 1: pray for chastity―faithfulness and spiritual discipline 

Bead 2: pray for temperance―altruism and a balanced life

Bead 3: pray for charity―generosity and sacrifice

Bead 4: pray for diligence―persistence and endurance

Bead 5: pray for patience―forgiveness and mercy

Bead 6: pray for kindness―satisfaction and compassion

Bead 7: pray for humility―humbleness and reverence

 

for freedom from seven forms of brokenness

Bead 1: Forgive me, O God of mercy, when I desire anything that is not of you.

Bead 2: Forgive me, O God of mercy, when I take and consume more than my fair share.

Bead 3: Forgive me, O God of mercy, when I confuse the richness of your love with the worth of material things.

Bead 4: Forgive me, O God of mercy, when I do not give my all to your will and the care of others.

Bead 5: Forgive me, O God of mercy, when apathy and a non-forgiving spirit arise in my heart and mind.

Bead 6: Forgive me, O God of mercy, when I settle for less and lack concern for those in need.

Bead 7: Forgive me, O God of mercy, when my ego gets in the way and I forget your holy and sacred nature.

THEN BACK AT THE CRUCIFORM STEP BEAD

Listening God, hear my prayers and grant me your peace.

alternatives 

(OR)
Glory to God in the highest, and peace, goodwill to all.

(OR)
Forget not all God's benefits—who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the grave, and who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy.

(OR)
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: Have mercy on me.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: Have mercy on me.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: Grant me your peace.

(Or, Lamb of God, you heal all our brokenness…)

AT THE TRINITY BEADS

Bead 1. Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One: have mercy on me.
Bead 2. Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One: have mercy on me.
Bead 3. Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One: have mercy on me.

alternatives

(OR)
1. Glory be to God our Creator
2. our Redeemer
3. and our Sustainer, Three in One.

(OR)
1. In the name of the Father (and Mother)
2. and the Son (or, Beloved and Anointed One)
3. and the Holy Spirit.

AT THE LAST CRUCIFORM STEP BEAD

O God, you are the love in which I live and move and have my being.

alternatives

(OR)
In God, with God, through God, by God, all is just and all is peace.

(OR)
O God, my Alpha and Omega, my beginning my end, my eternal home.

AT THE CROSS

Blessed is God and blessed is God’s Realm forevermore.

alternatives

(OR)
May God bless you and keep you!
May God’s face shine upon you, and be gracious to you!
May God look kindly upon you, and give you peace!

(OR)
The grace that is God, the love that is God, the community that is God, bless you and keep you, now and forevermore.

(OR)
To God who alone is wise, may glory be given both now and to endless ages. Amen

(OR)
Grace and peace be with all. Amen 

(OR)
Now to God—the only God who alone is wise, be glory, majesty, authority and power—who was before all time, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

(OR)
To God—whose power is now at work in us and who can do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine—to God be glory through all generations, world without end! Amen.