Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy
name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts and we forgive
our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,
for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me
lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores
my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name's sake. Even though I
walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for
you are with me; your rod and your staff--they comfort me. You prepare
a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with
oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all
the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where
there is hatred, let me sow love, Where there is injury, pardon Where
there is doubt, faith, Where there is despair, hope, Where there is darkness,
light, Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may
not so much seek to be consoled as to console, not so much to be understood
as to understand, not so much to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving
that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, it is in dying
that we awake to eternal life.
May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be
always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains
fall soft upon your fields and, Until we meet again, May God hold you
in the palm of His hand.
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath
me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ where
I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise, Christ in the heart of everyone
who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of every one who speaks to me, Christ
in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me. Salvation
is of the Lord. Salvation is of the Christ. May your salvation, Lord,
be ever with us.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son
of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
There are many
variants of the Jesus Prayer including, "Lord, have mercy,"
or just plain "Jesus, help!" Since variants of the Jesus prayer are
included in the Roman Catholic Mass as well as many Protestant worship services,
it has to be one of the top prayers in Christendom.
out to the God of Israel, "Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my territory!
Let your hand be with me and keep me from harm, so that it will not hurt me."
And God granted what he asked. 1Chronicles 4:10
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and
Executive Director of CrossCurrents.
He is the author of God and Science (John Knox Press, 1986).
A revised and expanded version of the book is appearing here. God and Science (Hypertext Edition,
He is also editor of a new book, featuring articles by world class scientists and theologians, and illustrating the leading views on the relationship between science and religion: Faith, Science and the Future (CrossCurrents Press, 2007).
Charles also tracks the boundry between the virtual and the real at his blog: Next World Design, focusing on the mediation of art, science and spirituality in the metaverse.