Community of the Sisters of the Church

Prayers for Michaelmas

Leader: With the Angels
All: We praise and worship you O God

Leader:
May our eyes and ears and hearts,
and the eyes and ears and hearts of the Church
be open to receive angels who surprise us,
who come unannounced, who come unexpectedly.
We thank you for Raphael 
who accompanied Tobias on his journey,
Thank you for all angels who travel with us and guide us, 
who protect us from danger 
and help us find our way when we are lost.
With the Angels ......

All: We praise and worship you O God

As Joseph recognised the angels’ voice in his dreams 
may we recognise angels who come to us in our dreams.
May we listen and respond to their message.
With the Angels ......

All: We praise and worship you O God

Dragons abound and threaten us. 
Dragons of despondency, despair, darkness, bitterness, greed .... 
they come in all shapes and sizes. 
Send your angels to slay the dragons, 
send angels to help us tame dragons.
With the Angels ......

All: We praise and worship you O God

With Michael may we stand in awe
“Who is like God?”
With the Cherubim and Seraphim may we always worship before you saying Holy, Holy, Holy”.
As angels may we be swift to serve, may angel wings carry us,
angel light fill us, angel voices sing in us!
With the Angels ......

All: We praise and worship you O God

Grant us renewed vision for our community,
new understanding of Emily’s dreams,
new ways of living those dreams today.
God glorious, Holy, Ever Being
Ever beyond, ever present, ever sustaining, ever love
to you in the company of Michael and All Angels
we offer these dreams, hopes and prayers.
Amen.  Amen.