Thursday Prayer: Tarore of Waharoa

Today in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia we remember and give thanks for the life of Tarore of Waharoa, a 12-year-old Māori girl who died in 1836. This information about her life is by Archbishop Sir David Moxon. Tarore was the daughter of the Maori chief Ngakuku. She studied at the… Read More

Thursday Prayer: For the weary…

For those who wake weary this morning, exhausted before the day even begins, we bring our prayers: For new parents, surviving on snatches of sleep… For those living with chronic illness and pain, for whom sleep is not refreshing… For those whose jobs burden their bodies… For those whose circumstances overwhelm them, for whom a… Read More

Thursday Prayer: Like Nathaniel

For those who observe Saints’ Days in the western church, August 24th is the day that Nathanael, or Bartholomew, one of the 12 disciples is remembered.  There is debate among scholars about whether Nathaniel and Bartholomew are one and the same – today’s prayer references the exclamation of Nathaniel in John 1:45 about whether anything… Read More

Thursday prayer: Soften our hearts.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. I will remove your stony heart from your body and replace it with a living one… Ezekiel 36:26 CEB We pray for God to soften our hearts… We pray for relationships in which there is conflict, and pray for God’s grace and wisdom to… Read More

Thursday Prayer: For a winter’s day

Dear God, We hear stories that make us despondent. We hear stories that make us afraid. We hear stories of callousness, of indifference, of prejudice, of hate. We are looking: looking for signs of hope, of seasons changing, of new growth. Help us to see your greening power at work in our world. Help us… Read More