Psalm 93 Anew — Duncan Wilson, UK

for Christ the King Sunday, Year B Awesome God, wrapped in glory, by your strength you set the earth upon its axis, immovable for ever. Before time began, you held sway. The ocean canyons bellow, yet your voice from heaven rings out over the soaring waves, louder than the ocean’s rage. And in this way […]

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Come to us in worship, hymn — Sam Goodman, UK

Tune: Slane, an old Irish folk tune (Be thou my vision).  You can listen here.   Try it out a couple times, as the words do fit beautifully. Come to us in worship Bring us closer to you And as our voices rise Your love shines through Your gifts to us encourage Your power makes […]

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Yes! to Care — Anna Blaedel, USA

Care. Tender care. Soul care. Spiritual care. Material care. Collective care. Not self care, no. Or, rather, not only self care. Because no self is separable from the multitude of our relations, and we are made for murmurations, and our lives and legacies and futures are bound up together, even now, even now. So, yes, […]

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Voice, hymn — Sam Goodman

Tune: Hereford A voice for the voiceless A promise of forgiveness A chance to be A people of blessing A call to share love that God richly gives so freely A love that encompasses A world that needs its healing A voice in the darkness To shine a light on visions That show us the […]

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Words for communion — David Parkin, UK

At the breaking of bread and the pouring of the cup: ‘This represents my body—broken in solidarity with the suffering of the world.’ ‘This cup is about a new community – with God, with each other, and with the world.’ At the sharing (assuming the practice of eating and drinking together): ‘The bread of life […]

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The Ode — Laurence Binon, UK

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. The Ode comes from ‘For the Fallen’, a poem by the English poet and writer Laurence Binon and was […]

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Home, where are you? — Tarek Abuata, USA

When I was just a Queer Palestinian child, I didn’t know any better; God was multicolour. Feeling Their facets and hugging their multitudes of love, All was just being, nothing made of. Palestinian and Queer was a Tibetan Bowl’s ring, That I heard sung in the womb of Rumi’s wing. See it, right there on […]

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COP26 Prayer – EcoCongregationScotland

A prayer for COP ( the United Nations Conference of the Parties) A video recording of this prayer is available here. Sustaining God this week, at great cost and with great urgency, the leaders of our species and those with concern for their common home have gathered in Glasgow. We ask for your welcoming, affirming […]

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Climate prayer — Cara Heafey, UK

God our creator and provider the world you have made reflects your glory. Your praises are sung by the birds in their daybreak chorus and the wolf in her plaintive howl. Sacred melodies are played by the wind as she dances among trees or sweeps across grasses. Gentle percussion can be heard in raindrops and […]

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