Our favourite prayers and Bible passages

Most of us have got our own favourite prayers and Bible passages. It could be it was a prayer our Mother taught us, a saying of Jesus that we only recently truly understood, words that make us feel closer to the Lord, a prayer we repeat to ourselves when happy or sad. But for whatever reason, it speaks to us deeply. This is our chance to share that special prayer or Bible verses with our Christian friends and visitors to this site.

If you would like yours to be included, please email it to Fran@thechurchonoakwood.org. If you would like to, you can tell us why it means something to you, and this can be included on the site too.




To get the ball rolling, here are some favourites of mine:

The Smallest Prayer

by Grace E. Easley 

God hears the very smallest prayer,
Nor sends a cross too great to bear,
And though we stumble know and then,
He always picks us up again.

There is no moment day or night,
When we are hidden from His sight,
No wall too high nor door too stout,
To keep his loving care without.

His ways are wiser than our own,
His strength remains when ours is gone,
We must not doubt or question why,
He sends the answers by and by.

And this I know within my heart,
All darkness fades and shadows part,
And that sometime, somehow, somewhere,
God hears and answers every prayer! Amen

The Serenity Prayer

by Reinhold Niebuhr

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Matthew 19:26