Advent Prayer — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, Colorado USA

Holy God, during this busy season of Advent, We pray for our World. We seek your light in the midst of darkness, Your peace in the midst of violence, Your love in the midst of discord, Your courage in the face of fear, And your wisdom to guide us.   Help us to be messengers […]

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Advent Hope, Luke 3: 5-6 — Kay Lowe-Wendling, USA

  Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God. — Luke 3: 5-6   Every valley shall be filled: may our low places, our wrong doings of […]

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Home, Luke 2:4 — Amelia Dress, USA

Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. — Luke 2:4   We all long to find a real home: the place where our pasts and our futures intersect. As we metaphorically journey […]

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Advent/Christmas Prayer of Approach — Cara Heafey, UK

This prayer might be used on the 4th Sunday of Advent, Christmas Day or for a Lessons and Carols service.   This morning we have come to tell again The story of angels and shepherds Of disbelieving fathers and unlikely mothers   This morning we have come to hear again The good, good news Of […]

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Prayers of the people — Jo Clifford, UK

written for Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost, Year C Note: There’s an invitation for all of us to say the line in bold. The prompt is always “Amma”   Abba You are our mother and our father And we try to believe you love us Abba, Amma, Remind us we are not alone Abba We don’t always […]

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Advent prayer — Open our hearts

God, open our hearts so we are ready for the messengers you may send to us. Help us to find your message in a world that needs it more than ever. — Erik Mason, Cairn Christian Church, Colorado USA

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