St Michael & All Angels Parish Church,
Prayer Of The Month
Akanu Ibaim's prayer against fear
This prayer comes from Nigeria and is included in Desmond Tutu's collection 'An African Prayer Book' (Hodder & Stoughton, 1995). As African prayers so often do, it seems to go straight to the heart of our human condition, because all of us - if we're honest - have fears of one kind or another...
O Lord, we beseech thee to deliver us
from the fear of an unknown future;
from fear of failure; from fear of poverty;
from fear of bereavement; from fear of loneliness;
from fear of sickness and pain;
from fear of age; from fear of death.
Help us, O Father, by thy grace to love and fear thee only,
fill our hearts with cheerful courage and loving trust in thee:
through our Lord and Master Jesus Christ. Amen.
To think about.....
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