Tuesday, August 11, 2009

old prayers, good prayer

Please give us, Father-God, a clean start for beginners, intelligence to the young, aid to those who are running hard, repentance to those who fall, a revived spirit to those who are lukewarm, and to those who have given their best a good ending. Amen.

Irenaeus of Lyon (died AD 202)

Posted by steve at 03:46 PM


  1. Wow! That prayer sounded so up to date – then I noted when it was written. Sounds like we missed a very interesting sermon on Sunday, but the dedication of our first great-grandchild meant we were at St Paul’s in Auckland. Home now though.

    Comment by Maureen — August 12, 2009 @ 8:34 am

  2. thanks maureen. that’s what struck me too, old prayer so contemporary.

    great that u could be at stpauls – you were prob living my sermon – takes a village to raise a child!


    Comment by steve — August 12, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

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