Prayers of the People/Intercession on Abiding in Christ

Abiding in Christ


Prayer For God’s Help

O God, from whom to be turned is to fall,

to whom to be turned is to rise,

and with whom to stand is to abide for ever;

grant us in all our duties your help,

in all our perplexities your guidance,

in all our dangers your protection,

and in all our sorrows your peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord,


Augustine of Hippo

May we be no one’s enemy, and may we be the friend of all that is eternal and abides with Christ.

May we never quarrel with those nearest us; and if we do, may we be reconciled quickly.

May we love, seek, and attain only that which is good.

May we wish for everyone’s happiness and envy none.

May we never celebrate the misfortune of one who has wronged us.

May we win no victory that harms either us or our opponents.

May we help reconcile friends who are angry with one another. May we,to the best of our abilities, provide help to our friends and all who are in want.

May we never fail a friend who is in danger.

May we respect ourselves. Amen.

Eusebius of Caesarea, Adapted