Gratitude

Praise from the heart: Psalm 145 — Duncan Wilson, UK

Psalm 145 part 1 Might be read responsively or by a single voice. Dear God, everything you do is thoughtful and your love is always there whatever happens. You care for all that you have made and you feel for anyone in trouble. You always keep your promises and you never let people down. You […]

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John 2.1-11, Prayers of approach — Cara Heafey, UK

By Cara Heafey, UK inspired by John 2:1-11, Wedding in Cana (Epiphany 2 Year C) Prayers of approach and confession Ready-to-download and print: Cara Heafey- Wedding in Cana – Prayers of approach and confession WORD Cara Heafey- Wedding in Cana – Prayers of approach and confession PDF God, our creator and provider, we bring you […]

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Good on you, Friend — Joy Cowley, New Zealand

Good on you, Friend, for being a presence of Christ to me. You came when I needed you I didn’t have to ask. You didn’t have to say. You just turned up out of the blue, carrying no luggage, both hands free to carry mine, and somehow, you made it look as though I was […]

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Thank God for Church — Ana Gobledale, UK

Thank God for church! This might be read by numerous voices, responsively or by a single voice. Remember to pause and focus on firstly each attribute of the Spirit and secondly each specific gratitude. After each refrain, take time to consider specific people, activities, worship words, prayers, songs, sermons, and other aspects of church for […]

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Psalm 104 for Today — Operation Noah, UK

Thank you for my eyes that help me see the world. Thank you for my ears that bring music to my soul. Thank you for my feet that keep me on the ground. Thank you for my hands that I can wave around. For fingers and toes, Mouth and nose, Chin and hair, And even […]

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You could have…, a prayer of thanks — Lawrence Moore, UK

You could have given up on the world, left us God-forsaken, abandoned to darkness and despair. You could have shut your ears to our groaning, your eyes to our bleeding, your heart to our tears. You could have left us to live with our choices, our death-dealing, our cries of ‘Crucify him!’ But you are […]

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Morning prayers — Rosalind Selby, UK

Loving and Holy God, it is such a privilege to bring our honest prayers to you, to open the Scriptures and discover not only that ordinary women and men, but also Jesus himself, offer to you the gritty ‘stuff’ of their lives – it gives us the permission we need to be that honest not […]

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Called by name — Ana Gobledale, UK

  Pray with me.   God, come close and speak our names. Remind us that we are fully known and loved. God, thank you… for calling us by name. Come close to us, re-claim us for life. God, thank you… for calling us by name. Come close to us, and never let us go. God, […]

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Prayers of thanks — Katherine Baxter, UK

As we go about our busy and frenetic lives we thank you for your on-going unfailing love, that at times we almost forget is there. We thank you, that you are always present in our lives, behind and before us. Your love is so great that we know you will never let us down, you […]

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December prayer of thanks — anon

This month I desire to be still and know that You are God! To marvel in the miracle of You becoming flesh! To be continually mindful that You are a Light of revelation to me! That You are alive and active in me! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!  

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Thanks for our church’s witness

Prayer for a Church Anniversary celebration source unknown We give thanks for this church’s witness to your love in this place [name of town/location] for the past [number] years. Strengthen us to continue this noble task.

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Alleluia, an Easter prayer — Christian Aid, UK

A worship resource from Christian Aid UK Christ our life, You are alive in the beauty of the earth, In the rhythm of the seasons, In the mystery of time and space, Alleluia. Christ our life, You are alive in the tenderness of touch, In the heartbeat of intimacy, In the insights of solitude, Alleluia. Christ […]

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Thanksgiving Hymn — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: Rivaulx  Click here to download the score and lyrics from George’s book, Singing a New Song, volume 1  These lyrics work well on Mother’s Day.  With the simple substitution of ‘father’ for ‘mother’ in the last verse, it fits in well on Father’s Day. For all the blessings in our life, For peace and calm amidst […]

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Thanksgiving prayer — Ana Gobledale, UK

Great Spirit, For the beauty of the earth we give thanks. For the streaks of morning sun we give thanks. For the warmth of family close we give thanks. Power of Love, Link us together in love. Shower our day with laughter. Create in us a commitment to re-kindle your kin-dom here and now.

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