Transforming our fears, a prayer of blessing — Cara Heafey, UK

Our bodies are so fragile Our time here is so brief Our lives are but a single drop in the ocean of eternity And yet… We are known We are loved We are held May our fears about our death be transformed And may all our suffering be transfigured. May we discover, within ourselves, a […]

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Confession arising from 1 Samuel 3:1-10 — Cara Heafey, UK

Prayer of confession and assurance of pardon written for Second Sunday of Epiphany, Year B   God of love, you know us inside and out. With you there is no point in hiding or pretending. You invite us into your presence, and we come as we are.   We confess that we often forget to […]

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Prayer arising from 1 Samuel 3:1-10 — Cara Heafey, UK

Prayers of Approach written for Second Sunday of Epiphany, Year B   God our creator: You spoke the universe into being Your word is the source of all life You spoke through the prophets You speak to us still We praise you!   Jesus, teacher, storyteller: You spoke and people listened Your words had power […]

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Contemplating our final journey — Cara Heafey, UK

As we contemplate our final journey We face our deepest fears And recognise all that we long for. The whole of our lives has been bringing us to this point; The point of departure A threshold. Do not be afraid of the darkness. Let it enfold you like a blanket. Your ancestors have gone ahead […]

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Mothering Sunday prayers of approach — Cara Heafey, UK

For Mothering Sunday Inspired by Julian of Norwich   Ready-to-use printable copies: WORD Mothering Sunday prayers of approach, Cara Heafey PDF Mothering Sunday prayers of approach   Mothering God, you birthed the universe into being. Home-maker, your creation is habitat and sustenance to all that lives. How costly for you our freedom must be. How […]

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Prayers of Intercession

Praying for others… Praying for our world… What words do we use to express the pain of our world? How do we meaningfully express our concerns, fears and anger? This time of ‘Sharing and Caring‘* offers a primary opportunity in worship to look outwards and to discern our responsibility for responding. *Sharing & Caring — a […]

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A Shepherd’s Report — Cara Heafey, UK

Luke 2:8-20 A shepherd’s recollection of that first Christmas, read as a dramatic monologue Note: shepherds and angel may be presented as female or male as desired.    It’s true! It sounds crazy, I know, but I’m telling you, it’s true. It was the most wonderful thing. We had the sheep in the fold for […]

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Sending out & blessing — Cara Heafey

Year C – 11th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 13)   Let us go out with joy Awakened to the treasure within and around us, To bring transformation, challenge and hope to the world.   And may the abundant blessings of God, Source, Saviour and Spirit Be ours today and always, Amen.

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Christmas blessing — Cara Heafey, UK

Let us go from this place proclaiming that we have seen the glory of God Believing that there is a light that shines in the darkness Which the darkness shall not overcome   And may the love of the Creator The joy of the Spirit And the peace of the Christ-child Be with you this […]

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New Year blessing — Cara Heafey, UK

Let us look for Christ wherever we go Let us never stop seeking Believing that there is a light that shines in the darkness Which the darkness shall not overcome   And may the love of the Creator The joy of the Spirit And the peace of the Christ-child Be with you this New Year, […]

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