A Prayer For Friday

607524This week's prayer comes from The Divine Hours: A Manual for PrayerAuthor Phyllis Tickle (I know, incredible name!) has compiled a book that is often called the "daily office" in other church traditions and is used for daily prayer three times per day. If you feel that you need some order to your prayer life as well as some consistency, this is a fantastic way to enter into a more workable life of prayer. Today's prayer comes from the morning office for this week:

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon all your faithful people your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.