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Rachel Anne
Making life better, one Small Thing at a time.
Interests: writing, painting, avoiding housework
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This week I’m posting one of my favorite prayers. I pray it nearly every morning because each word is just what my heart wants and needs to say: Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer: Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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The prayer for this week is a great reminder about Scripture: Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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The prayer for this week: O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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I’ve been out of town and working on projects lately and have missed posting the last couple of weekly prayers. This week’s prayer says this: Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer is gorgeous in its simplicity: Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week's prayer: Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’ prayer is one I need daily: Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This blog post was originally published several years ago here at Home Sanctuary. For many years on this blog, I gave points for daily tasks...because hey, we do so many thankless, unnoticed jobs it was nice to get some actual... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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I’m late in posting this week, but this week’s prayer is a sweet one: O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer is full of good theology in just a couple of short sentences: Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer: Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer is powerful in its simplicity: Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer: Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of this redeeming work, and to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer: Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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I’ve missed posting prayers for a couple of weeks, but I’m back with a good one to pray and meditate on. This week’s prayer: Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer is one I’ve prayed a lot, but in a different style of words. Here is how the Book of Common Prayer puts it: O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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"Rachel Anne Ridge is a wonderful storyteller, and inspiring speaker. She brought a fresh perspective to our retreat weekend on living out our "purpose", while connecting with our women by getting to know them and their stories. Rachel's love for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer reveals the heart of what it looks like to be wholly devoted: O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer gives us plenty of food for meditation: Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer is both an “ask” and a “reminder:” O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer is incredibly timely for the things going on in our world today, and how we as Christians may engage them: Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This week’s prayer is a great reminder to think on God’s goodness: O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them;... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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Whoops, I'm late in posting this week...after missing LAST week at that. I am sorry! At any rate, this week's prayer gives me much to meditate on. I encourage you to pause after each phrase and sit with the words... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
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This Week’s Prayer Almighty God, On this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Home Sanctuary