Transgender Day of Remembrance, 20 Nov

  Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on 20 November honouring the memory of those whose lives have been lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Newest ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’ posts . . . (images link to posts)   Alphabetical archive of all ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’ resources . . .

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God of righteous anger, a prayer — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

This prayer has been written in response to the cover-up of sexual abuse revealed within the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania USA.  Items italicized might need to be updated to be more relevant to today’s worship. God of righteous anger and holy healing, We pray for our world For Ireland and Pennsylvania and Roman Catholics […]

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Disciples Prayer — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

  ready-to-print copies PDF Disciples Prayer by Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson WORD Disciples Prayer by Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson   Holy One whose name we honour and praise, When we laugh, you laugh with us. When we weep, your tears wash over the earth. You know the joys and sorrows of our hearts, Our efforts for change and our […]

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Prayer for the New Year — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Quietly the New Year slips in. Are we now more fearful, the radio asks? More careful? More tired? Are we now more aware 
of the suffering,
the violence, the inequality,
the injustice in our world? Holy God, In this New Year, We seek you As we have always sought you. We need you As we have always […]

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Advent Prayer — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, Colorado USA

Holy God, during this busy season of Advent, We pray for our World. We seek your light in the midst of darkness, Your peace in the midst of violence, Your love in the midst of discord, Your courage in the face of fear, And your wisdom to guide us.   Help us to be messengers […]

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Open Table service — Standing firm in our faith

            Open Table Worship – using inclusive language and imagery for intimate worship settings at which everyone is welcome and valued Theme:  Stand firm in our faith A complete worship service weaving together scripture, drama, reflection & conversation Compiled & written by Ana Gobledale for Open Table   This service […]

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Opening Prayer — Gerardo Oberman, Argentina

Adapted from “Opening Prayer” by Gerardo Oberman, Argentina (adapted for use at a leader’s gathering, by Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA) At this junction on our journey, we heed your call, O God. We gather as your people, looking for new life for our life. We gather, as your imperfect children, aware of our moments of selfishness […]

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Open Table Service — Blessing the Animals

Open Table Worship – using inclusive language and imagery for intimate worship settings at which everyone is welcome and valued — prepared by Ana Gobledale, UK   Theme: Blessing the Animals — celebrating all God’s creatures This is a full service including scripture, conversation, prayer, blessing liturgy and communion. A variety of resources have been included. Everyone […]

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Prayer following a bombing — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Holy God, Today we pray for the people of (area effected by bombings)… For parents whose children will never return, For children, youth and young adults whose safe world has been shattered, For first responders who arrived on the scene To care for the injured, the traumatised, the deceased. Gracious God, We give thanks for courage and […]

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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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Matthew 4:1-11 with 3 voices (Lent 1A) — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

This reading, for the first Sunday of Lent in Year A,  might be used to explore the Lent theme: ‘Hineni: Here I Am’ –  looking at the idea of spiritually showing up and saying ‘Yes’ to God’s call and invitation. Matthew 4:1-11   (slightly altered text) 3 Voices: Narrator, Tempter (Satan, the devil), Jesus   Complete Script: […]

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Epiphany Prayers of Intercession — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Loving God, We gather as your people this morning Seeking your presence, your comfort and your love. In this Epiphany Season of light Shine your light upon us – Into the recesses of our spirits, Those places where we experience anxiety, depression, fear and despair. This morning, we lift up in particular all among us […]

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Earth Prayer — David Pickering, UK

Renewing God, we pray for a new spirit of care to branch out across the earth, that all nations might act for your creation in silencing the roar of the chainsaw in extinguishing the burning of the forests in purging the pollution of the air in conserving valuable energy in stemming the tide of pollution […]

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B – Prayers for Monday

Monday – New Creation from a Daily Prayer Series by Lawrence Moore, UK Meditation God is making all things new. The old things are passing away: death, sorrow, crying, pain. The wolf and the lamb will feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox. Swords will be made into ploughshares. Justice and peace […]

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D – Prayers for Wednesday

Wednesday – Renewal From a Daily Prayer Series by Lawrence Moore, UK Preparation: a candle or tea light. Suggestion: say the prayers aloud Affirmation All that I am, all that I do, all whom I shall meet this day I offer to you now, God. Lighting the Spirit flame The Spirit who moved over the […]

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Equity Prayer, Isaiah 11 — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Inspired by Isaiah 11:3-4a Second Sunday of Advent, Year A     Holy One, open our spirits to your righteousness – a righteousness that helps us understand the power innate in all humanity. Grant us the righteousness to recognize the gifts, resources, resiliency, strength and wisdom present in ourselves and in others. Empower us, O […]

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New Year blessing — Cara Heafey, UK

Let us look for Christ wherever we go Let us never stop seeking Believing that there is a light that shines in the darkness Which the darkness shall not overcome   And may the love of the Creator The joy of the Spirit And the peace of the Christ-child Be with you this New Year, […]

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Psalm 148:1-5, 7-13, adapted by Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Year C: Sunday after Christmas 5th Sunday after Easter Try using 6 voices or 3 people with 2-3 sections each Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise God in the heights! Praise God, sun and moon; praise God, all you shining stars! Praise God, you highest heavens, and you waters above the […]

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Blessings with water

What gives us life? What sustains us? Using water as the focus, we gather and bless one another.     Worship Words resources for Blessing of water rituals:      

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Children’s Message, All Saints Day — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, Colorado USA

Children’s Message for All Saints Day – recognizing God’s workers By Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, Cairn Christian Church, Lafayette, Colorado USA Preparation Script  (Adjust to your setting.) Saint Stories I like to include a couple familiar figures, a couple less recognized figures, and one or two personal figures, either from my family or my community.  The iconography […]

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