Prayers (by theme)

What words do we use when we reach out to the Spirit of Life?  the Source of Peace? Explore these resources to find worship words relevant to you today.  Click on the theme. Candlelight words Children’s prayers Confessional words Creation words Gratitude words Healing words Hopeful words Justice words Love words Meditation words Peace words […]

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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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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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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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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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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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In the silence, a reflection for Holy Saturday

Begin with a moment of silence and listen, for God is still speaking! In the silence, O God, I long to hear your words. In the breaking of dawn’s early light, I long to experience your presence. May the voice I hear this day be your voice, speaking a word of hope and healing into […]

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Blessing for parents — Lauren Mallaby, Australia

Written to be shared with parents and carers at a church-sponsored child care centre. Easily adapted for Mothering Sunday, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.   If you made it on time to drop off, you are blessed. If you made it to drop off before pick up, you are blessed. If you made it with bits […]

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Peace Words

Words of reconciliation and bridge-building, trust and serenity . . . Explore these resources to discover ‘Peace Words’ relevant to your experience and situation, to use in both group worship and personal devotions..   Newest posts . . . (images link to posts)   Alphabetical archive of all ‘Peace Words’ resources . . .    

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Justice Words

With words we cry out for justice in our lives and our world. Explore these resources to discover ‘Justice Words’ relevant to your experience and situation.   Newest posts . . . (images link to posts) Alphabetical archive of all ‘Justice Words’ resources . . .      

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Strengthening Words

Words connect us to the power and strength we need to meet the day. Explore these resources to find ‘Strengthening Words’ relevant to your experience and situation.   Newest posts . . . (images link to posts) Alphabetical archive of all ‘Strengthening Words’ resources . . . Featured image:  African Beauty in opalstone by Peter […]

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Gratitude words

Words of thanks and gratitude illuminate the path of life. Explore these resources to discover ‘Gratitude Words’ relevant to your experience and situation.     Newest posts . . . (images link to posts)   Alphabetical archive of all ‘Gratitude Words’ resources . . .

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Candlelight words

Accompanying a flickering flame, words bring light into the darkness, illumination into the wondering . . . Explore these resources to discover ‘Words by Candlelight’ relevant to your experience and situation. Newest posts . . . (images link to posts) Alphabetical archive of all ‘Words by Candlelight’ resources . . .  

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Our Pentecost — Joyce Dent, UK

Pentecost came once – long long, so long ago! What can it mean to us but to inspire perhaps? And yet could it be so that we might know the fire upon our heads and in our souls? Our lives might yet be changed beyond out wildest dreams – or fears? For we might have […]

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Litany of the Circle — Tom Hanson and Loretta Whalen (adapted)

One:    Every part of this earth is sacred, Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore. All:      Every mist in the dark woods, Every clearing and humming insect is holy. One:    The rocky crest, the juices of the meadow, the beasts and all the people, All:      All belong to the same family. One:    Teach your children […]

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Prayer for Healing Service — Tod Gobledale, Australia

Originally written for an Order of St. Luke Healing Service in Melbourne, Australia Gracious God, loving parent, you watch over us like a mother with her children.  You have created a world for us with a richness, a beauty beyond description.  As another spring blossoms around us, we are awed again by the splendour of the […]

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Prayers of Intercession — Caren Clarke, UK

Eternal One, thank you for this opportunity to worship together. Please help everyone here today, to learn something new about you… We pray for peace throughout the world and for everyone’s heart to be filled with love, so that we can all live together in harmony, whatever our differences are. We pray especially for refugees […]

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Prayer of Intercession for Father’s Day

Mother Father God, creator and sustainer, we thank you for nurturing us like a mother. We praise you that your care and protection surround us like a father. On this Fathering Sunday, we remember all the people who have nurtured us, especially the important men in our lives, those who have seen, not just with […]

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God, I’m trying — Louise Gough, UK

God loves a try-er or so ‘they’ say. And God, you know that I’m trying. But somehow I never feel good enough. There’s always something just beyond my reach; something I can’t get right. And somehow I always seem to let me – and you – down. Living Spirit uplift me, I pray. Breathe a […]

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Easter season intercessions — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Individual candles may be distributed to be used at the close of the prayer. Hope of all hopes, God of new life, of resurrection, we come before you this Easter season, our hearts rejoicing in you.  And yet, despite our joy and hope, we feel the darkness around us.  God, may we know your healing […]

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ANZAC Day, 25 April

How do we remember those slain in war? What words hold the pain and sorrow of the bereaved?  The dream and hope of the peacemaker?  The promise of light and life after the devastation? How do we avoid glorifying war and death, yet remember those killed and wounded, sometimes for meaningless quarrels of others? How do […]

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Good Friday Confession — Lawrence Moore, UK

WORD Good Friday Confession, Lawrence Moore Pause before the prayer, allowing God’s Spirit to search your heart.  Make your own confession.  Pause after the prayer to experience the reality of God’s forgiveness. I want to keep my hands smooth, my skin unbroken, my feet unscarred. I don’t want the imprint of the cross on my […]

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Good Shepherd, Guide us in love — Ana Gobledale, UK

Prayers for our world — inspired by Psalm 23 Let us turn our mind and thoughts to others. We will lift up prayers for our world, our nation, our community and our church, responding with the phrase: Good Shepherd,  Guide us in love. Pray with me. . Good Shepherd, we hear the cries and joys […]

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Prayer for Today — Louise Gough, UK

Loving God who summoned the world into being, moulded the mountains, bathed the earth in colour and light, and breathed into us the Spirit of life we bring you our praise. We adore you, the God who first loved us – who knew us in the womb made each of us unique and who tends […]

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I cannot…, a Prayer of Intercession — Lawrence Moore, UK

At the end of each section, pause to allow participants time to reflect and fill in the names of places and people as appropriate, silently or aloud, as appropriate for the group. I cannot take bread and forget those who are hungry…. I cannot take wine and forget those who thirst for justice…. I cannot […]

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