Prayer for Oneness — Sonia Ross, USA

Dear God of all, grant us understanding of our brothers and sisters worldwide. Plant in us the seed of oneness. Nourish us with your love and grace so that we may live God-like in our interactions with those who are different from us. Grant us the ability to recognize the spirit and sameness that unites […]

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Mark 9:30-37, dramatised — Pentecost 18, Year B — Tod Gobledale, UK

Reading/Acting parts: Storyteller, Jesus, Peter, Thomas, Judas There is no need to require memorisation; allow readers to hold and read scripts. Full script ready to print and use: PDF Mark 9, 30-37 – drama WORD Mark 9, 30-37 – drama Script Storyteller:      Jesus and his disciples travel through their home country of Galilee.  Jesus teaches a […]

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The Holy Water Stoup — Rochester Cathedral, UK

Written on a card available in the Cathedral… This Holy Water Stoup … contains water blessed and set apart to remind us of the new life which God give us in Jesus. Christians are baptised into God’s life in Jesus by having water poured over them symbolising dying and being born again; leaving behind everything […]

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Opening Prayers

What words connect us with the spirit as we gather? What words unite us with the holy?   Explore these resources posted on Worship Words:  

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Children’s message, What colour is God? — Ana Gobledale, UK

“Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness….’” Genesis 1.26 Lesson: Looking at skin colour to learn more about God.   What colour are you? Listen to this poem by Kathleen McGinnis, and see if you can find a colour that matches your skin. Some people are black like ebony […]

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Morning prayers — Rosalind Selby, UK

Loving and Holy God, it is such a privilege to bring our honest prayers to you, to open the Scriptures and discover not only that ordinary women and men, but also Jesus himself, offer to you the gritty ‘stuff’ of their lives – it gives us the permission we need to be that honest not […]

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Harvest Hymns — George Stuart, Australia

These songs of thanksgiving, by George Stuart, are especially applicable for Harvest, Earth Day and Seasons of Creation celebrations. Click on the song title to link to printable music and lyrics.   Nature’s Beauty  (Tune: Regent Square) Celebrate all hidden textures; Value all the roots below; Celebrate all covered splendour; Value beauty not on show; Celebrate […]

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Gathering hymn — George Stuart, Australia

We gather in this place Tune Crimond  Click here to download music and lyrics and to listen to the tune.   We gather in this place today To hear a word we need; From Jesus’ teaching we gain strength; We listen. We take heed. We come with open hearts and minds To hear a word […]

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God of righteous anger, a prayer — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

This prayer has been written in response to the cover-up of sexual abuse revealed within the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania USA.  Items italicized might need to be updated to be more relevant to today’s worship. God of righteous anger and holy healing, We pray for our world For Ireland and Pennsylvania and Roman Catholics […]

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Praise & Thanksgiving — Lawrence Moore, UK

Who is like you, Passionate God? You heard the groans of the slaves in the brick pits of Pharaoh, liberated them, and made them your people. You will not allow our systems of death and greed to have the last word. The slavery of sex-trafficking will not stand against you. Poverty and starvation will be […]

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Prayer for our world — Ana Gobledale

Living, loving God, thank you for the world around us, your splendid garden creation entrusted into our hands. Please grant us the wisdom to be faithful stewards of your earth: • Keeping air and water clean • Being mindful of energy consumption • Growing foods to share with all your people, our sisters and brothers […]

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Eco-Church Songs

Songs for Earth Sunday and Season of Creation are here! George Stuart writes inclusive language lyrics to use with familiar tunes. Have a look on George’s website (click here) for numerous songs focusing on God in creation/nature, the environment and our stewardship thereof. Each song has a link to listen to the tune.  George has created […]

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God’s Angel, drama of Exodus 20 — Ana Gobledale

22nd Sunday of Pentecost, Year A Exodus 20:20-22a & 23:20   What do we think about ‘angels’?  What words express the phenomenon called ‘angel’ in the Bible? This dramatisation in which God promises to send an ‘angel’ can be used to open up reflection and discussion on the subject. Drama, Exodus 20 PDF Drama, Exodus […]

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Garden Blessing for Earth Day — Christine Sine, USA

Originally posted on Godspace     God bless this garden Through which your glory shines May we see in its beauty the wonder of your love God bless the soil Rich and teeming with life May we see in its fertility the promise of new creation God bless our toil As we dig deep to […]

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Daily Prayer series — Lawrence Moore, UK

Prayers Sunday to Saturday   Daily Prayer Series: Monday Prayers — New Creation Tuesday Prayers Wednesday Prayers — Renewal Thursday Prayers – Solidarity with the poor Friday Prayers — Solidarity with Creation Saturday Prayers Sunday Prayers — Resurrection and New Life Lawrence explains: I began looking for a daily prayer series that would nourish me in the sort of spirituality that is […]

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We come today as your church — Barbara White, UK

We come today as your church. May each person feel welcomed and supported by our love and prayers. We pray for those who are unable to join us today because they are unwell, have other commitments, or are with family and friends. May they still know of your love for them, and your constant presence […]

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Summer words

What words hold the glory of summer? How do we express the mystery of bursting sunflowers, broad leaves and warm waters?   Summer words: an alphabetical listing of all resources Explore these resources for words to share in worship and reflection during the summer season…

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Sharing, Children’s message — Ana Gobledale, UK

Colours of the rainbow Originally used to illustrate ‘sharing’ as presented in John 6:1-15 (Jesus feeds many) and 2 Kings 4:42-44 (Tenth Week of Pentecost, Year B). Preparation: In a bag: (I use the same cloth bag each week, so children anticipate that there will be something inside it when they gather.) a selection of […]

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Called by name — Ana Gobledale, UK

  Pray with me.   God, come close and speak our names. Remind us that we are fully known and loved. God, thank you… for calling us by name. Come close to us, re-claim us for life. God, thank you… for calling us by name. Come close to us, and never let us go. God, […]

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Lectionary-based progressive liturgies — Rex A E Hunt

Hunt’s impressive web site contains lectionary-based ‘sermons, liturgies, prayers, and articles from a progressive/post-liberal theological perspective.’ Rex Hunt shares numerous resources from a life-long career as a progressive minister in the Uniting Church in Australia.  The site is easy to use and will prove a valuable resource to any progressive worship planner. Click here to […]

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Creation Communion — Ana Gobledale, UK

These communion prayers focus on creation. They might be used to celebrate Earth Day or during the Season of Creation. Genesis 1:1-19   Order of Service Words of invitation Words of confession & assurance Words of remembering: the communion story Words of gratitude God of creation and transformation, for this time together around this table, […]

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Prayers arising from Amos 7 — Ana Gobledale, UK

God of the prophets, we lift our prayers to you. Prayers of intercession for Eighth Sunday of Pentecost, Year B Amos 7:7-15 Ready-to-print copy:  PDF Prayers of Intercession – Amos 7,7-15 WORD Prayers of Intercession – Amos 7,7-15 A different responsive line might be chosen, e.g. God of the prophets, we lift our prayers to […]

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Amos 7:7-15 drama, Plumb-line — Ana Gobledale, UK

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10) Roles: God, Amos, Amaziah (priest), Jeroboam (king) Each role may be filled by any age or gender. Ready-to-print downloads of the script: PDF Amos 7, 7-15 – drama – Amos, God, King, Priest WORD Amos 7, 7-15 – drama – Amos, God, King, Priest Script Amos:  I am the […]

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Jesus asks us, to Old MacDonald — George Stuart, Australia

Jesus Asks Us Tune: Old Macdonald had a farm Traditional Nursery Rhyme melody Click here to download lyrics and music. The repeated lines (italicised) might be omitted to keep the verses simple. Jesus asks us to give thanks every single day; Yes. Jesus asks us to give thanks every single day; With a ‘Thank you’ […]

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G – Prayers for Saturday

Prayers for Today: morning, midday and day’s end by Christina White, UK   Day’s Beginning O God, You have birthed the world And us. You have washed us, Dressed us, Fed us, Set us on our way in the school of life. Give us courage to stand strong, To meet all that comes our way […]

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Autumn Words

What words reflect the orange glow of an autumn sunset the heavy grain and succulant fruit the sorrow of scarcity when crops fail A time of thanksgiving A time of sharing Click here for Worship Words Thanksgiving resources. Worship words resources for Harvest celebrations:  

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Prayers of thanks — Katherine Baxter, UK

As we go about our busy and frenetic lives we thank you for your on-going unfailing love, that at times we almost forget is there. We thank you, that you are always present in our lives, behind and before us. Your love is so great that we know you will never let us down, you […]

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Prayers for 1 July, Pentecost 6, Year B — Ana Gobledale, UK

Prayers for our World (Intercession) In response to Mark 5:21-43 We turn to God, reaching out through our prayers of intercession, lifting up those near and far, known and stranger, trusting that even if our entreaties but touch the hem of the divine garment, they will be heard. Pray with me. God, thank you for […]

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On this day — Vicky Tonkin, UK

On this day, in this place, we thank you for the lives that we have and the many paths you guide us on.  We thank you for all the memories and people that comfort us, challenge us and support us along our way.  And we hope that we can support, challenge and comfort others on […]

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Stilling the storms of life, Mark 4:35-41 — Ana Gobledale, UK

Stilling the storms of life, a guided reflection  Text: Mark 4:35-41   NRSV  (Lection 5th Sunday of Pentecost, Year B)   Prior to reading the passage, set the scene: Jesus’s days, filled with healing and teaching by the lakeside, have tired him and the disciples out.  In chapter 3 he asks for a boat to stand […]

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Mark 4:35-41 dramatised — Jesus stills the storm

Jesus stills a storm Mark 4:35-41, using text from the New Revised Standard Version – Pentecost 5, Year B Readers: Worship Leader, Storyteller, Jesus, the Disciples (congregation) Download a ready-to-print copy of the drama:  Mark 4, 35-41 – Jesus stills a storm Leader: Mark tells many stories about Jesus. This story puts Jesus and the disciples […]

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Refugee Prayer, Ruth 1 — Nicola Robinson, UK

Ruth 1: 1 – 5 In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land …. Hospitable God, who teaches us to welcome the stranger; we pray for all refugees and immigrants: those who have been displaced through famine, those who have been displaced through climate change, those who have been […]

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