photo by Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson

Prayer for Refugees — United Church of Canada

Prayers of the people, with response & song, including the lighting of 5 candles We pray for the countries and regions that have hosted refugees. Knowing that refugee camps can be overcrowded, we pray for the continued safety of the camps and offer our thanks to those who work toward providing the basics of shelter, […]

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Psalm 107 Prayer — Merryl Blair, Australia

Intercessory Prayer inspired by Psalm 107 Lent 4, Year B We bring our thanks to you, our God, for the faithful love that is always present with us. We look back at the times when we have been held by your love, gathered from isolation and disintegration, and brought into your reconciling grace. In the […]

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Season of thin spaces — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

This is indeed a holy season. This is a season of light shining in the shadows. And the shadows will not overcome it. This is a season where we allow God to light hope, peace, joy and love on the wicks of our lives. This is a season of thin spaces where the distance between […]

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I dream of a church, hymn — Kevin Snyman, UK

Tune: Bard of Armagh (Streets of Laredo) I dream of a church that joins in with God’s vision Of a people who live without counting the cost; She trusts in the Spirit of Christ Jesus’ mission Lifts up the oppressed with Good News for the lost. I dream of a church that joins in with […]

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Good on you, Friend — Joy Cowley, New Zealand

Good on you, Friend, for being a presence of Christ to me. You came when I needed you I didn’t have to ask. You didn’t have to say. You just turned up out of the blue, carrying no luggage, both hands free to carry mine, and somehow, you made it look as though I was […]

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Prayer for Lent — Christian Aid UK

O Christ, you lived as an ordinary man not in style but simply, yet still you caused uproar, and questions everywhere; you drew the expectations of hungry crowds, and brought buried conflicts to the light. May we, who are sometimes swayed by the crowd’s approval, and who often avoid conflict for fear of its cost […]

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