By Rick Hamlin
Five Favorite Short Christian Prayers
Print ‘em out. Cut ‘em out. Put ‘em in your pocket. Pray them on the fly. You don’t need to even say the exact words. Just use them to connect.
Oh Lord, never suffer us to think that we can stand by ourselves, and not need thee.
—John Donne (1572-1631)
May we know thee more clearly,
Love thee more dearly,
And follow thee more nearly, day by day.
—Richard of Chichester (1197-1253)
Lord, I shall be very busy this day. I may forget thee but do not thou forget me.
—Sir Jacob Astley (1579-1652)
Hallowed be thy name, not mine,
Thy kingdom come, not mine,
Thy will be done, not mine.
—Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)
The things, good Lord, that we pray for,
Give us the grace to labor for.
—Thomas More (1478-1535)