Ritual Words

  What words express the depth of experience at peak moments in our lives? How do we articulate the feelings, the vows, the hopes?       Words for rituals… baptism / christening commissioning communion confirmation divorce exorcism funerals home blessings memorials naming services Nine Night ordination tombstone unveiling weddings Featured image, Lights of Memory, by […]

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Meditation Words

Words to slow the pulse, calm the breath, settle the soul . . . Explore these resources to find Meditation Words relevant to your experience and situation.     Newest posts . . . (images link to posts)   Alphabetical archive of all ‘Meditation Words’ resources . . .    

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Words of Gathering adapted from Psalm 100 – Ana Gobledale, UK

Pentecost 25, Year A, lectionary reading 26 November 2017   Responsive reading   Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth. We will worship God with gladness; Come into God’s presence with singing. We sing, for God made us, and we are God’s people. Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and praise. We give thanks […]

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Prayers for Today — Caren Clark, UK

Originally written for the fifth Sunday of Lent – Year A (2 April 2017)     Eternal One, we 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, […]

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Suggested Resources

  You are not alone with your desire for inclusive language and Progressive liturgy. While these links may not provide ready-to-use resources, they do offer valuable worship material.        

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Faith Statements & Affirmations of Faith

What do we believe? How do we verbalise our faith? What words do we use to express our core values and beliefs? How do we articulate that which cannot be explained yet is known intimately?   Affirmations or Statements of Faith are created when we bring our faith into words. They may be used in […]

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Good Friday, a Response — Lawrence, Moore, UK

Mark 15:25-39 Response I didn’t sign up for this. Not whips and nails, splinters and thorns, blood and stink and agony. I didn’t sign up for this. Not failure and despair, discouragement and derision, ignominy and ridicule. If it comes to this, I want to walk away too – flee; deny having ever known you. […]

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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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Striving, a prayer for today — Lynne Roberts, Australia

Loving, embracing Spirit We strive and we fall often, straight into the safety net of your compassionate embrace. We pick ourselves up and try again, secure in the knowledge that you will always be there for us, and that we are so much more than our successes and failures. Help us to learn from our […]

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Mary & Jane’s Wedding, a complete service — Tod & Ana Gobledale, UK

This wedding was held in Washington State, USA, soon after same-sex marriage became legal.  The couple had been waiting for more than a decade. (The names have been changed.)     Outline of Service Welcome Prayer Scripture Reading Purpose of Marriage Words of Intention – lawfully free & willing to create this “intentional family” Sharing: […]

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