inclusive language and images in Christian liturgy and worship resources

Divine Lover — John van de Laar, South Africa

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.  —Isaiah 49:15-16a O Divine Lover, How relentless You are in drawing our attention to Your devotion […]

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Psalm 1 Renewed — Duncan Wilson, UK

For one or two voices Happy are those who spurn advice from the wicked and turn aside from the path that leads to their door; who refuse a seat with the scoffers. Happy are those who delight in God’s will and dwell upon it day and night. They are like trees planted by the waterside […]

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Photo of St. James Emsworth, Rachel Shaw, UK

Psalm 71 Renewed — Duncan Wilson, UK

Epiphany 4 and Pentecost 11, Year C Loving One, all I want is to be safe with you; keep away the people who only come to mock me. Let me feel your strength coming to my rescue, hear me and stand by me when trouble comes. Be like a rock to me, my security and […]

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Send your spirit, a hymn — Sam Goodman, UK

To be spoken or sung to the tune of either Stuttgart (Come thou long expected Jesus) or Sussex. Verses 1-4 might be used for the opening hymn in worship, while verse 5 might be used as a benediction or words of sending out. Send your spirit as we gather Breath your love into our hearts […]

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