inclusive language worship and liturgy

Psalm 22, a lament — Jim Burklo, US

Psalm 22 arises in the Revised Common Lectionary on Good Friday, Lent 2 (B) and Proper 7 (C) and 23 (B). Oh, vacant sky! Oh, empty land! Oh heart of mine, bereft of hope! Why do I even bother crying? What’s the use Of even complaining? When there is no one to hear And no […]

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Prayer for illumination– Valerie Noble, UK

This prayer might be used preceding or following a scripture reading, or as a segway into the sermon. Dear Forgiving One, It is so easy to listen to your words and yet sometimes so hard to truly hear them. Teach us to truly listen to your teaching not only with our ears but with our […]

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God of surprises, a vestry prayer — Fiona Crowther, UK

Almighty God, who always surprises us, we pray that all who are worshipping here today are inspired and energised by the words they hear and by feeling your presence and love. We pray that everyone leaves today feeling they have learned something, received something and given something.

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Easter

What words express the mystery of the unknowable?  the beliefs that defy the rules of nature?  our faith? our doubt? What words enable the wordless to speak?  the deaf to understand? Dare we speak truth into this mystery?  exasperation?  doubt?  solid faith? Explore these Worship Words resources to find words for your worship experience on […]

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Autumn Words

  What words reflect the orange glow of an autumn sunset the heavy grain and succulent fruit the sorrow of scarcity when crops fail A time of thanksgiving A time of sharing   Worship Words Autumn resources Worship words resources for Harvest celebrations: Free images of autumn:

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Alleluia 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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Now Comes the Brighter Day — Bob Hill, Missouri, USA

For Christmas Day or Epiphany Ready-to-print download:   Now Comes the Brighter Day. – Bob Hill    Now comes the brighter day so wanted, needed now, reminding all that dark is stalled when love comes home to stay.   Now comes the brighter ray, a beam for all to show, a flame of fame, no one […]

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