God of Love
I come to You this evening, bowing in my head and my heart,
I ask for your protection for my heart ad for my mind.
we are assailed moment by moment with images on television, the internet, books and newspapers that leave us vulnerable and fearful.
Surround us with Your divine protection.
Encompass us round about with Your strength and Your might.
Let all who take refuge in You be glad. (Psalm 5:11-12)
Lord, I ask that You protect my mind from fear and harm. Help us to set our minds on where the only abiding peace is to be found.
Help me by the power of Your Spirit to think on whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, let our minds dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8)
From St Patrick’s breastplate prayer
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same.
The Three in One, and One in Three,
Of Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Leave a message in the prayer box outside St Benedict’s or fill in the form online and the Ministry team will read it and pray for you and your loved ones.
Leave a phone number if you want a priest to contact you.
Peace and Protection
A guided deep relaxation, suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners
a time of centering
or “Mystical Contemplation”
peaceful and refreshing
this takes you to the lost heart of Christian enlightenment that Jesus taught his followers and a time of reflection on Jesus’ non-dual or “enlightenment awakening” teachings.
Enjoyable online sessions every Tuesday from 10:30.
Register your interest
Pick up a stone. Feel its weight. Notice its age and its beauty. Walk carefully, lay your stone in the spiral and say your prayer. Think of all the other people who have walked this spiral before you.You are standing on Holy ground.
Look forward to the coming spring and taking an uplifting walk, full of beautiful colours and fragrances, through the Abbey Grounds.
We’re now planting daffodils, bluebells and lily-of-the-valley and have asked for permission to add a few ornamental trees and two camelias to delight you in the coming months.
We’re also adding new LED lighting inside, much cheaper and greener to run, and protective fencing outside.
Can you help continue these improvements with a donation?