A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals: Day 7 – For Grace

Day 7, page 39-40, third Prayer

For Grace

May the grace of courage, gaiety, and the quiet mind, with all such blessedness as [belongs] to the children of the Father of Heaven, be ours, to the praise of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Who [lives] and [reigns], One God, World without end. O Lord, forgive what we have been; sanctify what we are; and order what we will be. [In the name and for the sake of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. ]

Suggested New and Old Testament Verses:

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Romans 6:14 ESV / 464

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Romans 11:6 ESV

But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

James 4:6 ESV

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Ephesians 2:8 ESV

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Romans 5:8 ESV

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 1:16 ESV

And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

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In the blog posts under this title we will revisit a collection of prayers published by the BBC* in the 1950’s for use in hospitals, [] denote changes. These prayers included Psalms suggested reading within the text and here we add some Old and New Testament scripture that could also be associated with the prayers.

* “A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals,” Durry and Sons Limited, Hounds Gate, Nottingham, 1951.

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