living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

coal miners prayer

cross at sunset

This page features three prayers which are suitable for coal miners. The first prayer is written for a coal miners wife to say, and the second one is an inspiring prayer poem for a miner to pray before starting a shift. Finally, there is an ancient Celtic prayer of protection (taken from "St Patrick's Breastplate"), which can either be memorized or written on a card and carried with the miner as a reminder of God's presence with them.

A coal miners prayer

(a prayer suitable for a coal miner's wife to pray)

Father God,
I trust in you, that you will walk with my husband each step of his way today. I believe that you are the light guiding him in each moment as he works in the mine. My hope for him is a day of peace, and of closeness to you Lord. I love him, but I know you love him too, and when we are separated, you are with him.

You are his light, his strength and his protector.

Thank you.


Prayer Before a Shift

A morning prayer for work with sunrise over trees in the foreground

I arise today

(excerpt from the ancient Irish prayer of protection "St Patrick's Breastplate")

"Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me, Christ in me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise"

prayer for peace of mind

A prayer which asks for God's peace to enter the life of the believer. With gentle music and relaxing scenes of birds flying around a lake. About 2.30 minutes long:-

quotes from the bible about protection

"Suppose I had wings
like the dawning day
and flew across the ocean.
Even then your powerful arm
would guide and protect me."

(Psalm 139:9-10, CEV)

"This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection."

(Psalm 91:2-4, NLT)

"The LORD will keep you from all harm - he will watch over your life;"

(Psalm 121:7, NIV)