inclusive language worship material

Transfiguration Confession — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Christ, Brother, Teacher, Friend, As we look upon your face transformed by the light of Love, we confess that we have chosen to walk in the darkness of fear, prejudice, selfishness, shame and pride. As we marvel at your ability to forgive and heal, reconcile and make new, we confess that we have chosen to […]

Read full text

Speak to us — Fiona Crowther, UK

Eternal One, we give thanks for the people who gather here to worship this morning. From the youngest to the oldest, let our ears be open to hear your word and our eyes be opened to see what needs to be done. Speak to us that we might find insight, forgiveness and freedom and help […]

Read full text

Maundy Thursday

Matthew 26:17-75 Mark 14:12-72 Luke 22:7-65 John 13:1 – 18:27 Worship Words resources for Maundy Thursday (alphabetical order):

Read full text

Prayers arising from Amos 7 — Ana Gobledale, UK

God of the prophets, we lift our prayers to you. Prayers of intercession for Eighth Sunday of Pentecost, Year B Amos 7:7-15 Ready-to-print copy:  PDF Prayers of Intercession – Amos 7,7-15 WORD Prayers of Intercession – Amos 7,7-15 A different responsive line might be chosen, e.g. God of the prophets, we lift our prayers to […]

Read full text

A: Epiphany

Epiphany Season readings and resources for Year A… For all Worship Words Epiphany resources click here.

Read full text

Worn Spot – Steve Garnaas-Holmes, USA

   There’s a dip in the stone step in the threshold of the old cathedral, worn where thousands of pilgrims have stepped as they entered the darkness to pray. Even in the old country church the railing is rubbed bare where the faithful have grasped, have leaned, have hoped. There is a worn spot at […]

Read full text

Passion Sunday Prayer, Matthew 21 — Ana Gobledale, UK

When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, ‘Who is this?’ The crowds were saying, ‘This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.’ — Matthew 21:10-11 God of the palms, God of the passion, we arrive at this Palm Sunday remembering and celebrating the story. We, too, need to ask ‘Who is this?’ […]

Read full text

Breath of Life, hear our prayer: intercessions (Lent 5 Year A)

Prayers of Intercession arising from  Ezekiel 37:1–14  Valley of dry bones John 11:1-45        Resurrection of Lazarus Click here for a ready-to-print Word document:  Breath of Life – Prayers of Intercession, Lent 5 Year A Join me in a moment of silence to reflect on those things in your life that feel lifeless. […]

Read full text