What words do we use in our worship?

What words express our yearning for a relationship with the Spirit of Life, God, Eternal One?

What words express our doubts, our un-knowing, and the mystery of what we profess?

What words exclude no one, creating a welcoming embrace to all?

Words matter.

Worship Words networks writers and users across time and space and provides a place to share with others progressive and inclusive prayers, songs and liturgies.

Explore these resources to find words relevant for your worship experience.  Use as is or adapt the material to your context.

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Blue Christmas

The Christmas season is not always a happy time. — Mary Oliver (from Thirst, Beacon Press, Boston, 2006) The Advent and Christmas seasons can remind us of loved ones or relationships we have lost. The sights and smells of the weeks approaching Christmas, rather than bring joy and delight, can bring sadness and grief. A “Blue […]

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Christmas

What words share the meaning and mystery of Christmas? What words do we sing? What dramas and skits bring the words of Christmas to life? Christmas Songs Nativity and Christmas pageants Christmas prayers and worship resources Worship resources:    

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T.S. Eliot on waiting, words for Advent

“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready […]

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Blue Christmas service, complete — Ana Gobledale, UK

(compiled from various resources) Click here for a Blue Christmas full service pdf download A one-hour reflective service for a December afternoon or evening 16 readers (or double-up if fewer readers are available) Order of Service Welcome “Why are we here?” Gathering Words Lighting the Christ candle Call to Worship (from Isaiah 9) Opening Prayer Reading   […]

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