inclusive language in Christian church worship

Psalm 42 prayer – Cara Heafey, UK

Prayers of approach Based on the phrase in Psalm 42: “Deep calls to deep…” Eternal one, creator, God of covenant promise, ever-faithful, You commit to us. You continue to shape us. You know us. You are close to us as breath. Deep calls to deep… may we lean into your love. Jesus, Saviour, Lamb of […]

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May compassion break out, prayer — Simon Cross, UK

A responsive prayer of intercession & confession Silence:  a diamond symbol (♦) indicates a short pause. One: God we call to mind situations of inequality and unfairness. All: May compassion break out amongst us. ♦ One: We call to mind those that live in fear of running out. All: May compassion break out amongst us. […]

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Because of Mary — William Stephenson, USA

Because of Mary – an Advent reflection Because of Mary all class, all castes, all hierarchical systems are now undermined. Because of Mary the world can no longer categorize someone as being worthless or worth less than somebody else. Because of Mary the Christmas story is for little ones and the poor… the victims of […]

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