Australia

Summer Images

A picture says a thousand words. Thanks to all the photographers and artists for sharing your work. Photos posted here may be used for worship and devotional purposes. Please acknowledge the photographer/artist.

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Psalm 78 Call to Worship — Graeme Blair, Australia

We come to worship and remember you. We come to hear and to learn more of your word. Your word is unchanging. From earliest time, to now, you have spoken things into being, and they are good. You are mindful of your people. Teach us to be similarly mindful of you. Give us the message […]

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In Praise of Doubt (hymn) – George Stuart

Year C Easter 2 Reading: John 20:19-31, particularly verses 19-29. Not specifically on the reading but on the general issue of doubt Tune: Forest Green In Praise of Doubt Some people say, ‘To doubt is wrong’ We should not doubt at all; To question our beliefs, they say Could bring about our fall; But doubt […]

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Psalm 23 prayer, Loving Shepherd — Lynne Roberts, Australia

Originally written for the fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A, but usable any Sunday focusing on Psalm 23. Prayer ready-to-print Gracious God, loving shepherd, friend and constant companion we thank you for the stillness of your presence that restores our souls. We acknowledge your comfort and guidance in the hard places and tough decisions of […]

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Prayer of Intercession — Lynne Roberts, Australia

God of grace and compassion Our hearts are full of gratitude as we think of the many blessings in our lives: the gift of faith to believe in you, the love of family and friends, for shelter, clean water and plentiful food, for access to education and health care, for the freedom and speech and […]

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Taize, a reflection — Lynne Roberts, Australia

Lofty, cavernous space Warm, earth-toned candlelight enfolding me in its womb.   Nothing can harm you   A suggestion of incense Soft, background chanting hinting at generations past and to come. Vast eternal community gathered in microcosm.   Come and pray in us, Holy Spirit   Majestic windows drawing my soul upwards on the rising […]

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Progressive Perspective Liturgy — Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide, Australia

This active website for worship planning “from a progressive perspective” is chalk-a-block full of ready-to-use resources! Focusing on the Revised Common Lectionary, this”resource website for worship planning” for Adelaide’s Pilgrim United Church in the City provides “a compilation of resources from various sources, as well as resources written by Pilgrim worship planners.” One ready-to-use item […]

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Psalm 77:11-20 — a paraphrase and more — Australia

We call to mind your deeds, and remember your wonders of old. We meditate on all your works, and muse on your mighty deeds. Your way, O God, is holy. What god is so great as our God? You are the God who works wonders You have displayed your might among the peoples. When the […]

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Spring — Ross Kingham, Australia

Spring We should celebrate This wildest Erupting In Spring. With colours recklessly Splashed everywhere In this the season of new Daily episodes Of wonder And delight. Autumn is turned on its head: Not the richness the life’s ebbing, But buds bursting Hearts thirsting Green shoots on grey branches Marking Not the end, But a million […]

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Prayer for empathy, vulnerability and curiosity — Australia

Our God We pray for Empathy – seeking to understand: ideas, people, situations, ourselves, our faith, our hopes, seeking, exploring the why of life, the why of who we are. seeking because we know that only by seeking, do we go beyond ourselves, to where answers reside, answers that we had never considered. And we […]

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Prayer to be part of God’s story — Australia

Our God, Your living word is not static but the unfolding story of your actions in the world We pray that we would be part of that story as recipients and participants cutting across the addiction people have for the world cultural addictions of greed, of status, appearance, recognition, of voyeurism, celebrity worship, the need […]

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Pentecost Hymn — George Stuart, Australia

    The Second Coming of Christ Tune:   Church Triumphant      Our Lord, our teacher, healer, friend, The One whose love shall never end, Back years ago he lived his life When times were harsh, in days of strife.   We look for signs of his return, But like before, we’re slow to learn. […]

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