Anne Herridge

Sharing God's heart through poetry, prose and prayer

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 lead you in the way...

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Prayer for Truth

“Surely you desire integrity in the inner self, and you teach me wisdom deep within.” (Psalm 51:6) Lord, you desire truth in every area of my life. In a world of duplicity and falsehood, help me to be a person of integrity and transparency, to walk in your truth...

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Morning Prayer

Father, thank you for the gift of this new day. I’m encouraged to think that at the dawn of creation when you crafted the very first sunrise, you saw this day and all the days to follow! When the morning sky first exploded in glory declaring your authority to the...

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Morning Blessing

  May the Light of the Son rise within you and shine upon you. May the Voice that spoke worlds into being speak words of new life over  you, and may you reflect like a mirror the glory of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit this day and always. Amen.   ©Anne Herridge 2019...

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Skellig Prayer

Skellig Prayer

In the summer of 2018 we were fortunate enough to visit the incredible World Heritage site of Skellig Michael, located 12 kms off the west coast of Ireland. The island was recently made famous by the latest Star Wars movies, but long before the Jedi, a small group of ascetic monks lived and worshipped there for hundreds of years as they sought to draw closer to God. The island is breathtakingly beautiful and has an incredible sense of spiritual peace. It was a place of prayer for almost a thousand years and the whispered echoes of those ancient prayers still linger on the breeze, among the ruins of the monastery at the peak. The visit inspired a collection of poems and the following prayer.

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