Sunday, January 12, 2014

Anglican Rosary Prayers: Psalm 27

As a devotional practice, I have begun writing or adapting prayers to use with the Anglican rosary. If you'd like to know more about how prayer beads work, one of my favorite resources is Full Circle Beads. (I am in no way affiliated with Full Circle Beads, I'm just a huge fan of their resources and the beautiful prayer beads they sell). All scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version Bible. 

This first set of prayers is simply an adaption of some of my favorite verses from Psalm 27. As someone who struggles with anxiety, Psalm 27 has long been a favorite of mine. And since I find meditating on prayer beads helps calm my anxious mind, I thought I'd combine the two.

The Cross

One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire in his temple.

The Invitatory

You have said, "Seek my face."
My heart says to you,
"Your face, Lord, do I seek.
Hide not your face from me."

The Cruciforms

I believe I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living!
Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
yes, wait for the Lord!

The Weeks

The Lord is my light and my salvation
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life
of whom shall I be afraid?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks. I will probably use this with my prayer beads.