Pastoral Prayers

What words reach out to a gathered congregation? Do they bring comfort? Challenge? A call for renewal and re-commitment? Are we free or stuck in a formula? What words enable God to speak through us?   Newest related posts . . . (images link to posts)   Alphabetical archive of all ‘Pastoral Prayers’ resources . . . […]

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God of Creation (on reading Genesis 1) — Merryl Blair, Australia

Our God, We come before you with minds, hearts and eyes open To the many ways in which you reveal yourself to us: In the colours of autumn, In the challenges and possibilities of reading your Word together, In the complexities of the very human lives From which we have travelled to this place, And […]

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God ever-new and ever-old (1 Kings 19), Merryl Blair, Australia

A prayer arising from reading 1 King 19 God ever-new and ever-old, Teach us to listen: To listen with patience, when we want immediate answers; To listen with openness to a new word, when we are more comfortable with the old; To listen with deep respect to the roots of our faith, when we would […]

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