Read Matthew 6:7-15

Don’t be afraid to be brief as you pray; long prayers are not necessarily a sign of spiritual maturity.

You may well have heard some folk praying at considerable length, praying for all kinds of things (and apparently leaving little for others to pray about!) The Pharisees were pretty good at that too – they were impressive Pray-ers!

Here are a few examples of thoughtful, short prayers.


O God, may we ever seek what is true, see what is beautiful, love what is pure, and follow what is right; for the sake of him who is truth and loveliness, purity and righteousness, even Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN


O Lord God, when you give your servants to endeavour some great matter, grant us also to know that it is not the beginning but the continuing of the same until it be thoroughly finished which yields the true glory. AMEN


Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits which thou hast given me, for all the pains and insults which thou hast borne for me, O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother.

May I know thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, and follow thee more nearly.  AMEN


Lord, where I am wrong, make me willing to change; and where I am right make me easier to live with.  AMEN

Wednesday 1st December Daily Notes from the Hub