Posted by: davidlarkin | September 6, 2019

A Blessed Collection of Christian Prayers

A Blessed Collection of Christian Prayers

I have been collecting prayers for many years. Quite a few I have posted on this blog over the years. Some are part of my Morning Prayers.

I recently found The Lion Prayer Collection, a collection of over 1300 prayers organized in topical sections, was compiled by Mary Batchelor.  Mary Batchelor, a British Christian author, has 68 books listed on Goodreads. Many of them are Christian children’s books.

In my amazon.com review, I wrote:

“This prayer book collects prayers from the entire history of the Christian Church to today, with post-Reformation Anglican and other modern prayers. I thought the editor did a good job selecting and collecting these prayers by subject. Highly recommend this to those who pray, and who, like me, are not satisfied with their own extemporaneous prayers.

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
—- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 English Standard Version (ESV).”

Click Here for the Amazon.com link.

Here is a sample prayer from the collection, a prayer of confession, to which I added one word, “mercy,” to the last sentence. I admire it for its comprehensiveness in simple but poetic language:

PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS OF SINS

Forgive me my sins, O Lord;

forgive me the sins of my youth and the sins of my age,

the sins of my soul and the sins of my body,

my secret and my whispering sins,

my presumptuous and my crying sins,

the sins that I have done to please myself

and the sins that I have done to please others.

Forgive me those sins that I know and those sins which I know not;

Forgive them, O Lord, forgive them all by your great goodness and mercy.

Amen.

— adapted from Private Devotions (1560) included in The Lion Prayer Collection

This Lion Prayer Collection, compiled by Mary Batchelor, has one recommendation to date on Amazon.com, my 5-Star recommendation.  As quoted above, here is the entire brief review I posted on Amazon.com.

D. Larkin

* * * * * 5.0 out of 5 stars

A Blessed Collection
September 4, 2019
Format: Hardcover

This prayer book collects prayers from the entire history of the Christian Church to today, with post-Reformation Anglican and other modern prayers. I thought the editor did a good job selecting and collecting these prayers by subject. Highly recommend this to those who pray, and who, like me, are not satisfied with their own extemporaneous prayers.

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
—- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 English Standard Version (ESV).

Click Here for the Amazon.com link.

 


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