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Prayer

A prayer -"Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord." Father Timothy Kavanagh in Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good and A New Song both by Jan Karon taken from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer published by The Episcopal Church

A prayer - "Almighty God, who has promised to hear the petitions of those who ask in your sonís name; we beseech you mercifully to incline your ear to us who have made our prayers and supplications unto you, and grant that those things which we have faithfully asked according to your will, may effectually be obtained to the relief of our necessity, and to the setting forth of your glory." Identified as "an old prayer" in Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon.

A prayer - "Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world unto himself: Mercifully grant that we who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting." Father Timothy Kavanagh in Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

A prayer - "Before the ending of the day
Creator of the world we pray
That thou with wonted love shouldst keep
Thy watch around us while we sleep."
The Compline a service of evening prayers forming part of the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church, traditionally said (or chanted) before retiring for the night.

"Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6

A prayer -"Father, make me a blessing to someone today, through Christ our Lord. Amen." Father Tim, a character in At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon

A prayer - "Father, this is serious business. Give us Your wisdom, we pray, to do what is just, what is healing, what is needed. Give us discernment, also, by the power of your Holy Spirit, and soften our hearts toward one another and toward You. In Jesus' name." Father Tim, a character in Out to Canaan by Jan Karon

A prayer - "Father, we thank you from the deep place of our souls for your unending grace and mercy in _______’s life. Thank you for patience that you may reward it, thank you for brokenness that you may mend it, thank you for love that you may enlarge it above our most heartfelt expectations." Father Tim Kavanagh, a character in Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon

"He felt a provoking urge to flee to Lord's Chapel and kneel at the railing." 3rd person referring to Timothy Kavanagh in Somewhere Safe with Someone Good by Jan Karon

"I thank my God every time I remember you . . ." Philippians 1:3

A prayer - "Look here, Father, this is serious business. Protect __________ wherever s/he is, bring an end to the fear I'm feeling, and give me wisdom. Show me precisely what to do, through Christ our Lord, Amen." Father Tim, a character in These High Green Hills by Jan Karon

A prayer - "Lord help us to turn, from callousness to sensitivity, from hostility to love, from pettiness to purpose, from envy to contentment, from carelessness to discipline, from fear to faith. Turn us around, O Lord, and bring us back toward you. Revive our lives as at the beginning, and turn us toward each other, Lord, for in isolation there is no life." Rabbi Jack Riemer is the editor of Torah Fax and teaches rabbis how to write sermons all around the country.

A prayer - "Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know thee as thou art revealed in Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of thy love, amen." Timothy Kavanagh, a character in Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

A prayer - "Lord, make me a blessing to someone today." Father Tim's thoughts - Father Tim is a character in These High Green Hills by Jan Karon

A prayer - "Lord, may my life be so pleasing to You that You are pleased to have Your face shine on me. And as You graciously smile on my life, may I find someone today wit whom I can share Your love through a smile." Father Tim Kavanagh, a character in Somewhere Safe with Someone Good by Jan Karon

A prayer - "Lord, make me a blessing to someone today." Father Tim Kavanagh, a character in Somewhere Safe with Someone Good by Jan Karon

A prayer - "May our sleep be deep and soft so our work be fresh and hard." Spoken by Fater Tim, a character in A New Song by Jan Karon and taken from St. Patrick's Hymn at Evening

A prayer - "O Thou who has given us so much, mercifully grant us one thing more-a-grateful heart." George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Welsh-born poet, orator and Anglican priest.

(A prayer to God) "Oh! Almighty and Everlasting God, Creator of Heaven, Earth and the Universe. Help me to be, to think, to act what is right because it is right; make me truthful, honest and honorable in all things; make me intellectually honest for the sake of right and honor and without thought of reward to me. Give me the ability to be charitable, forgiving and patient with my followmen - help me to understand their motives and their shortcomings - even as Thou understands mine. Amen, Amen, Amen." Harry Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). He memorized this prayer.

A prayer -"Our Father, thank You for being with us, for we can't bear this alone. Cool and soothe, heal and restore, love and protect. Comfort and unite those who're concerned for ________, and keep _______ in Your care. We're asking for Your best here, Lord, we're expecting it. In Jesus' name." Father Tim, a character in These High Green Hills by Jan Karon

A prayer - "Peace be to this house and to all who dwell in it. Graciously hear us, O Lord, Holy Father Almighty, everlasting God, and send thy holy angel from heaven to guard, cherish, protect, visit, and defind all who dwell here." Father Tim, the main character in A New Song, a book in the Mitford Series by Jan Karon

A prayer - "Please, God, let me be somewhere safe with somebody good." Cynthia Kavanagh, a character in Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

"Prayer does not equip us for greater works— prayer is the greater work." Oswald Chambers "Praying together affirms you as one flesh, and among the endless benefits it bestows, it can greatly enhance your sexual communication." Taken from A Common Life by Jan Karon

Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil [or harsh]" Psalms 141:3-4

"There will be many times when fear breaks in. We can never be taken prisoner if we greet it with prayer." Father Tim, a character in A Common Life by Jan Karon

A prayer -"To you before the close of day, 
Creator of all things, we pray 
that, in your saving constancy, 
our guard and keeper you would be. 

Save us from troubled, restless sleep; 
from all ill dreams your children keep. 
So calm our minds that fears may cease 
and rested bodies wake in peace. 

A healthy life we ask of you: 
the fire of love in us renew, 
and when the dawn new light will bring, 
your praise and glory we shall sing. 

Almighty Father, hear our cry 
through Jesus Christ, our Lord, most high, 
Whom with the Spirit we adore 
forever and for evermore. 

Amen"
From the hymn To You Before the Close of Day by John Mason Neale and James Waring McCrady (stanza 4)

A prayer -"Thank you, Father, for every soul who lifts a petition for ____, for ____, and for this special child you're giving into our lives. Bless those whom you call to pray for _____, that they would be comforted in their own hard circumstances and shielded in their joy. Thank you for the supernatural connections that prayer creates among us, for the ties it so strongly binds. In the name of Jesus who is all hope, Amen." Father Timothy Kavanagh in Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

A prayer - "Thy will be done." (That's the prayer that never fails.) Buck Leeper and Father Tim, characters in Out to Canaan by Jan Karon

A prayer - "To Thee Before the Close of Day

1 To you before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray.
Your grace and peace to us allow
and be our guard and keeper now.
2 Save us from troubled, restless sleep,
from all ill dreams your children keep;
so calm our minds that fears may cease
and rested bodies wake in peace.
3 A healthy life we ask of you,
the fire of love in us renew,
and when the dawn new light will bring,
your praise and glory we shall sing.
4 Creator, this we ask be done
through Jesus Christ, your only Son,
whom with the Spirit we adore,
with you, one God forevermore.
Amen.
" To Thee Before the Close of Day was used as a prayer in In the Company of Others by Jan Karon

A Prayer - Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be upon us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord, amen."Timothy Kavanagh, a character in Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

"We two form a multitude." Ovid; Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – AD 17/18), known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature.

(A prayer to God) "You told the farmer Joel that you would restore unto him the days the locusts had eaten. For the Barlowes and for all such families, Lord, we thank you for restoring those days to each and every one." Father Tim Kavanagh, a character in Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon

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