Anne Herridge

Sharing God's heart through poetry, prose and prayer

The Prayer of St. Patrick

Image by manseok Kim on Pixabay As we approach St Patrick’s Day, may you be uplifted by the beautiful words of the following prayer, which is widely associated with the saint and his ministry. May God uphold and guide you in his strength today and always. I arise...

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Prayer for Healing

Lord, grant us faith to reach for you when we are in need of healing; when we are anxious or afraid, or when we feel unclean. Pass the hem of your garment over all who feel unworthy of your touch, so that they might experience the nearness of your Presence and be...

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Battle Blessing

Image by Dan Fador from Pixabay May the High King of heaven, who has conquered every battle you face, be your strength and your shield. May His Spirit be your sword for the fight. May His Word keep your heart and mind in His truth, and may His Presence surround you...

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Evening Prayer

Image by Jean Louis Tosque on Pixabay Stay with me Lord as evening draws near,May the light of your Presence dispel any fear,Whisper your peace like the breeze on my face,Surround me with truths that speak of your grace,Protecting my thoughts as darkness...

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A Prayer for Father’s Day

God, thank you that you chose to be known as our Father and for being the perfect example of fatherhood, filled with love, understanding and forgiveness. We thank you today for our earthly fathers and all those who fill the role of father, asking you to bless them and...

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Psalm 91 ~ A reminder for troubled times

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most Highwill rest in the shadow of the Almighty.I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save youfrom the fowler’s snareand from the deadly pestilence.He will cover you with...

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New Year Blessing

May God, who inhabits eternity and whose years have no end, stand with you upon the threshold of this new year. May he direct your paths and guide you into all truth. May His Word, which stands forever, be a lamp for your feet and a light for your path. May He bless...

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Benediction ~ The Shepherd

Image by Ben_Kerckx on Pixabay  May the Great Shepherd gather you in his arms, carry you close to his heart and watch over you always. May his rod and his staff defend you, guide you in paths of righteousness, protect you in the valleys of life and...

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Christmas Blessing

  May the Son who surrendered to the stable, surround you with the wonder of Christmas love. May He, over whom the angels sang, sing a new song of hope and peace in your heart this season, and may He to whom gifts were given, give you the gift of faith and joy in...

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Sinner’s Prayer

God, thank you for your love for me and for watching over my life even though I have been unaware of you. Thank you that you have an eternal plan and purpose for me. Thank you for always seeing the best in me, even when I have not. Please forgive me for not realizing...

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