Thinking like Zechariah, Luke 1:11-15 — Eleanor A Hubbard, USA

  A reflection for Advent Luke 1:11-15a But the angel said to him, ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son… . I can commiserate with Zechariah. I’m doing my work at the temple and a strange being comes and says don’t be afraid. […]

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Seeker of Justice, new words to ‘Fairest Lord Jesus’ – Jim Burklo, USA

Seeker, Teacher, Friend Tune:  “Fairest Lord Jesus”  (Crusaders’ Hymn: 5.6.8.5.5.8)   Seeker of justice, turner of the tables One who made sure that the poor were fed Land for the landless, home for the homeless And baskets filled with fish and bread.   Friend of the friendless, lover of the enemy, Love that conventions cannot […]

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Dry bones, Ezekiel 37, a prayer — Ana Gobledale, UK

Ezekiel 37:1-14 Fifth Sunday in Lent – Year A 2 April 2017     God of life, hear my prayer.   Withered, cracked, pale Sometimes I feel like a pile of old bones Dry, brittle, broken Sometimes I feel as though all hope is lost.   Dry bones, hear the word of the Divine!   […]

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Mothering Sunday prayers of approach — Cara Heafey, UK

For Mothering Sunday Inspired by Julian of Norwich   Ready-to-use printable copies: WORD Mothering Sunday prayers of approach, Cara Heafey PDF Mothering Sunday prayers of approach   Mothering God, you birthed the universe into being. Home-maker, your creation is habitat and sustenance to all that lives. How costly for you our freedom must be. How […]

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Good Shepherd, Guide us in love — Ana Gobledale, UK

Prayers for our world — inspired by Psalm 23 . Let us turn our mind and thoughts to others. We will lift up prayers for our world, our nation, our community and our church, responding with the phrase: Good Shepherd,  Guide us in love. Pray with me. . Good Shepherd, we hear the cries and […]

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Prayers of Confession

  Words seeking the deepest places Words for rigorous honesty Words to cleanse the spirit, mind and soul     Newest posts . . . (images link to posts)   Alphabetical archive of all ‘Words of Confession’ resources . . .     Featured image:  Holocaust Memorial, San Francisco, California USA

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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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Vestry Prayers

Vestry Prayers: Words to share before worship begins…   Newest related posts . . . (images link to posts)   Alphabetical archive of all ‘Vestry Prayer’ resources . . .

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