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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Weekly prayers for the countries of the world — Global Ministries, USA

A prayer each week highlights an area of our world in greatest need.    Click here to read and access these timely and relevant prayers written by staff and missionaries serving Global Ministries (a joint ministry of the United Church of Christ USA and the Christian Church – Disciples of Christ, USA).  A related photo and […]

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Hiroshima Day, 6 August

What words can express the horrors of war? The atrocity of dropping an atom bomb on Hiroshima?  Nagasaki? The complicity of citizens? The heart-wrenching desire to set things more right. The craving for forgiveness and atonement? Spirit of Peace, hear our prayer. “U.S. airman Matthew McGunigle photographed the Hiroshima blast. After the war, he entered […]

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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 […]

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21/09 Day for Syria

Day of Action and Prayer for Syria & Peace 21 September What words can express the horror, the sadness, the hope, the truth?   Newest ‘Day for Syria’ posts . . . (images link to posts)   Alphabetical archive of all ‘Day for Syria’ resources . . . featured image from Christian Aid, UK    

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Litany of Hope for Earth Day — Eco-Justice Ministries, USA

This litany was first used at an ecumenical Earth Day service in Denver, Colorado USA, sponsored by Eco-Justice Ministries and the Colorado Council of Churches. Biblical references include:  Lamentations 1:20 (Holy Week), Psalms 5:1 (Sixth Sunday of Pentecost, Year C), Psalms 31:14-15 (Holy Week), 25, Psalms 71:14 (Holy Week), Romans 15:13 (Second Sunday of Advent, Year A)   We […]

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Intercessory prayers — adapted from Christian Aid resource, UK

This multi-voice responsive prayer might incorporate groups of readers or individual voices.  Group/Voice 1 states the facts about the suffering in our world.  Group/Voice 2 lifts up those taking action to improve the situation and change the world.  Group/Voice 3 voices a prayer request.   Leader:  Through our faith, we reach out to God, interceding […]

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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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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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