Wisdom Words

Words to move us from indecision to certainty, from doubt to trust, from unknowing to knowing . . . Explore these resources to discover ‘Wisdom 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 […]

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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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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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Prayer for peace, Order of St Luke — Australia

Dearest Friend, gentle Spirit, breath of live, source of our being, from the peacefulness of silence, the silence that preceded Creation, your Word entered the void and said, “Let there be light.” This afternoon we sit mindful that we are kin and covenanted to that Word and to your light. We are grateful to you, […]

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A prayer for Charlottesville, 1 John 4:20

Using words from Terri Hord Owens, USA           God of Love, our hearts break at the recent violence in Charlottesville the loss of life, the dishonoring of children of God, the vile insults hurled and the wounds of history reopened. We pray for the family of Heather Heyer who died and […]

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Soar, a poem — Nicola Slee, Australia:

Used with permission, from Nicola’s book, Seeking the Risen Christa (SPCK, 2011)  which can be purchased at Amazon.   Such a fast one You came running towards us Over the morning grass Then off, off forth on swing Sweeping smooth on a big wind Out of our sight I want to come with you Fly with […]

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Invocation: Drum beat Prayer for Divine Rhythm

Might be used as an opening meditation  at a confessional reflective service such as Ash Wednesday or Good Friday. Can be read by a single voice, multiple voices or responsively   Start in Silence. A drumbeat begins, getting louder than softer. The drumbeat tapers off into a soft background beat for the prayer.   Reader:  […]

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Prayer of adoration — Louise Gough, UK

Loving God who conceived life, originates ingenuity, embraces individuality, welcomes everyone, celebrates diversity, encourages unity, offers serenity, gifts simplicity, lavishes compassion, we worship you!   Living Jesus who breathes our air, walks our streets, feels our pain, sheds tears, enjoys company, bubbles with laughter, holds our hands, we worship you!   Gentle Spirit who strengthens […]

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