Worn Spot – Steve Garnaas-Holmes, USA

   There’s a dip in the stone step in the threshold of the old cathedral, worn where thousands of pilgrims have stepped as they entered the darkness to pray. Even in the old country church the railing is rubbed bare where the faithful have grasped, have leaned, have hoped. There is a worn spot at […]

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Prayer response to natural disasters — Meighan Pritchard, USA

When the earth shakes, the lightning flashes, the tsunami rolls across the waters;   when the snow whites out the roads, the floods wash out bridges and homes, the wildfires rage across the ridges;   when the tornados race through town, the hurricanes churn up the coast, the heat waves wipe out crops—   then, […]

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Our Pentecost — Joyce Dent, UK

Pentecost came once – long long, so long ago! What can it mean to us but to inspire perhaps? And yet could it be so that we might know the fire upon our heads and in our souls? Our lives might yet be changed beyond out wildest dreams – or fears? For we might have […]

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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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Heaven and Earth, a choral reading, Genesis 1:1-2:4 – arranged by Scott Ward, USA

  Based on The Message by Eugene Peterson: Genesis 1:1-2:4 Lectionary:  Trinity Sunday Year A, Epiphany Year B (Genesis 1:1-5), Easter Vigil Years A,B,C   Downloads:  full scripts, ready-to-print: (horizontal versions are easy for readers to hold) Heaven and Earth Choral Reading, Scott Ward WORD Heaven and Earth Choral Reading, Scott Ward PDF Heaven and Earth Choral […]

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Prayers for Tuesday

A reflection by Steve Garnaas-Holmes, USA The rain stopped long ago; skies are blue. But on the morning path the breeze shakes down showers the trees have been holding onto. I will gladly drown in this blessing.             • Awakening this morning in bed, as my conscious mind opened up it filled with what day this is, […]

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Open Table Service — Harvest: celebrating abundance

Open Table Worship – using inclusive language and imagery for intimate worship settings prepared by Ana Gobledale, UK Theme: Harvest — celebrating abundance This is a full service including scripture, conversation, prayer and communion. The Leader’s Sheets include everything in the service (all text on this web page) in a ready-to-print and use format.  The WORD document […]

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God, I’m trying — Louise Gough, UK

God loves a try-er or so ‘they’ say. And God, you know that I’m trying. But somehow I never feel good enough. There’s always something just beyond my reach; something I can’t get right. And somehow I always seem to let me – and you – down. Living Spirit uplift me, I pray. Breathe a […]

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Sending Forth: Let us tell the Good News — Lawrence Moore, UK

Let us tell the Good News: this world is not God-forsaken, abandoned to futility and destruction. God has not failed: This world will become the Realm of God. Let us live the Good News: care for the sick and suffering, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, struggle against injustice, care for the earth, so that […]

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