D – Prayers for Wednesday

Wednesday – Renewal From a Daily Prayer Series by Lawrence Moore, UK Preparation: a candle or tea light. Suggestion: say the prayers aloud Affirmation All that I am, all that I do, all whom I shall meet this day I offer to you now, God. Lighting the Spirit flame The Spirit who moved over the […]

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Equity Prayer, Isaiah 11 — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Inspired by Isaiah 11:3-4a Second Sunday of Advent, Year A     Holy One, open our spirits to your righteousness – a righteousness that helps us understand the power innate in all humanity. Grant us the righteousness to recognize the gifts, resources, resiliency, strength and wisdom present in ourselves and in others. Empower us, O […]

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New Year blessing — Cara Heafey, UK

Let us look for Christ wherever we go Let us never stop seeking Believing that there is a light that shines in the darkness Which the darkness shall not overcome   And may the love of the Creator The joy of the Spirit And the peace of the Christ-child Be with you this New Year, […]

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Advent/Christmas Prayer of Approach — Cara Heafey, UK

This morning we have come to tell again The story of angels and shepherds Of disbelieving fathers and unlikely mothers This morning we have come to hear again The good, good news Of love born among us Of God here with us This morning we prepare to receive the gift Of a child born in […]

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Exodus 1 Drama — Ana Gobledale, UK

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A Ready-to-Act:  a story from Exodus 1:8-2:10  Characters:  1) Narrator, 2) Pharoah,  3) Pharoah’s Daughter, 4) Miriam,  5) Midwife Shiphrah,  6) Midwife Puah Provide large-font copies for all actor/readers; no memorization required. Print landscape with two columns to avoid hiding mouths behind sheets. Narrator:   Now a new king arose […]

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John 3, Nicodemus & Jesus conversation, Lent 2 Year A

A dramatic reading Year A, Second Sunday of Lent–12 March 2017 John 3:1- 21  (adapted from the New Revised Standard Version and “The New Testament and Psalms: an inclusive version” published by Oxford University Press in 1995)     Narrator:   Today’s reading is taken from John’s Gospel, the story of the encounter between Jesus and […]

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Epiphany drama — Ana & Tod Gobledale, UK

Reading and Heeding the signs of the Times Matthew 2.1-12 Note:  The “king” or “magi” or “wise one” may be named as appropriate for the congregation.  The part may be played by either a woman or a man.  The “minister” might be any worship leader. Originally written for Epiphany Sunday, Year A. Script Minister:    …This […]

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Season of Creation — 1 Sept – 4 Oct

During the Season of Creation, from 1 September to 4 October (Day of St. Francis of Assisi), Christians are invited to pray and care for creation. In 1989 the Orthodox Church proclaimed 1 September as a day of prayer for creation (World Day of Prayer for Creation, or Creation Day). This was embraced by the […]

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Prayers of the people — Jo Clifford, UK

Written for Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost, Year C Note: There’s an invitation for all to say the line in bold. The prompt is always “Amma”.   Abba You are our mother and our father And we try to believe you love us Abba, Amma, Remind us we are not alone Abba We don’t always seem to […]

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International Day of Peace 21 September

The International Day of Peace, marked each year on 21st September, is a time for individuals, community groups, nations and international organisations to re-commit to the way of peace with justice. The UnitingJustice Australia website provides worship resources, including a Call to Worship, Litany for Peace, prayers of confession and intercession, blessing and dismissal, UnitingJustice Australia is […]

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E – Prayers for Thursday

Daily Prayers for Thursday Solidarity with the poor –from a Daily Prayer Series by Lawrence Moore, UK   Affirmation I live today because of God, the Giver of Life, Jesus, the Bread of Life and the Spirit, the Presence of Life. Praise and thanksgiving There are no no-go areas for you, God of the Poor. […]

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Passion/Palm Sunday

What words express the hope, the anticipation, the surge of the excited crowd? What words fill the air of our worship centres?  filling the hollows of the week ahead? How do we express the shadow looming?  the darkness beneath the palms? Songs for Palm/Passion Sunday: Dramas for Palm/Passion Sunday: Worship Words resources for Palm/Passion Sunday: […]

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Prayers of Intercession, Pentecost 17 — Ana Gobledale, UK

for Pentecost 17, Year C As people of faith, we accept our interconnectedness with all people, and all creation.  And so we unite our hearts in prayer for those in need.  Let us draw near to the divine and to one another through our prayers of intercession.  There is a responsive line at the end […]

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John 12:1-8, drama for 5th Sunday of Lent Year C– Ana Gobledale, UK

John 12:1-8 – for 3 readers Lines are printed short for easy reading.  Readers are encouraged to stop/pause at the end of each printed line. . Narrator:  In today’s New Testament reading, John presents a struggle between financial care and costly extravagance, between financial management and abundant generosity. Hear anew the story of Mary and […]

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The Lord’s Prayer — interpreted by Sam Alexander, UK

Ready-to-print copies: PDF The Lord’s Prayer – Sam Alexander WORD The Lord’s Prayer, Sam Alexander   Those things that are good and right and true: I acknowledge them with honour and love; These things are come, These things are done, This Earth is a living Heaven. I am provided for with abundance, I am wealthy […]

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Confession of a New Creation — Lawrence Moore, UK

Pause before the prayer, allowing God’s Spirit to search your heart.  Make your own confession. Pause after the prayer to experience the reality of God’s forgiveness. The old ways are so comfortable, O God. They fit like old slippers; they feel like old friends. I don them more readily than my resurrection clothes; I live […]

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Psalm 138, for 2 voices — Ana Gobledale, UK

12th Sunday after Pentecost, Year A Psalm 138 – for 2 voices Voice 1 lifts prayers directly to God. Voice 2 reflects on the nature of God. Worship Leader:   Hear the grateful words of the Psalmist. Voice 1: I give you thanks, O God, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; […]

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Luke 10:25-37 – Drama: The Good Samaritan — Ana Gobledale, UK

For 8th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10), Year C For 3 Actors/Readers: Narrator, Lawyer and Jesus Readers may hold scripts throughout. Narrator: In today’s Gospel reading, Luke presents one of the instances someone examines Jesus with the intent to trick him, at least with words. In this case, it is a lawyer questioning Jesus. The […]

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Prayer of Intercession — Lynne Roberts, Australia

God of grace and compassion Our hearts are full of gratitude as we think of the many blessings in our lives: the gift of faith to believe in you, the love of family and friends, for shelter, clean water and plentiful food, for access to education and health care, for the freedom and speech and […]

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Taize, a reflection — Lynne Roberts, Australia

Lofty, cavernous space Warm, earth-toned candlelight enfolding me in its womb.   Nothing can harm you   A suggestion of incense Soft, background chanting hinting at generations past and to come. Vast eternal community gathered in microcosm.   Come and pray in us, Holy Spirit   Majestic windows drawing my soul upwards on the rising […]

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All Saints Day

How do we remember the dead? What words ring true? Where do we gather? Traditions from different cultures can inspire us. Resources for All Saints Day:    

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A – Prayers for Sunday

From a Daily Prayer Series by Lawrence Moore, UK Sunday – Resurrection and New Life   Suggestions: Light a candle or tea light. Read the prayers aloud. Affirmation I live this day in the presence of God, the embrace of Jesus and the joy of the Spirit. Lighting the resurrection candle The Light of Christ […]

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Progressive Perspective Liturgy — Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide, Australia

This active website for worship planning “from a progressive perspective” is chalk-a-block full of ready-to-use resources! Focusing on the Revised Common Lectionary, this”resource website for worship planning” for Adelaide’s Pilgrim United Church in the City provides “a compilation of resources from various sources, as well as resources written by Pilgrim worship planners.” One ready-to-use item […]

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Beautiful Diversity, responsive reading — Ben Saunders, USA

Call and Response One: Humans of God’s creation, we are diverse. Many: We are beautiful. We are unique. We judge each other’s differences, yet our diversity is an illustration of the infinite mystery of God. All: The God in me sees the God in you. One: Humans of God’s creation, we are political. Many: We […]

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Psalm 139 retold — Cara Heafey, Oxford UK

I made you myself, carefully and lovingly. I gathered your molecules together, Scooping them out of them out of the dust, warming them into clay. I formed you, deftly With the skill and vision of an artist Into a unique creation. A tiny masterpiece. Your contours bear the imprint of my fingers. Your imperfections and […]

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Nearing Death

What words do we use to comfort and strengthen those who are nearing death?       Resources providing words for sharing with the dying and their loved ones:  

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Animal Nativity with knock-knock jokes & talking animals — UK

A Cat, Rat, Mouse and Spider bring the nativity story to life as they meet Mary, the Innkeeper, Shepherds, an Angel and the Magi. Full of knock-knock jokes, carols and talking animals, the Joyful Animals’ Nativity is a delightful Christmas nativity drama ready for you to use.   Download ready-to-print scripts: PDF Joyful Animal Nativity script […]

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Blessing of Gardens & Gardeners Service

Spring has sprung! Come gardeners and farmers! This service, originally created to celebrate Earth Day (22 April), lends itself to multiple multi-age voices.  This all-age service of celebration and blessing has been shared in the UK and the USA and includes optional prayers, readings and sermons. It is easily adaptable for a new location. Ready-to-print […]

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Lectionary Liturgies blog — Thom Shuman, USA

This active blog, Lectionary Liturgies, provides liturgies based on the the Revised Common Lectionary readings for each Sunday of the church year. They are posted the week before “for folks to use in worship, as they deem appropriate.” While the spirit of the language used tends to be open and welcoming, the specific words are […]

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Psalm 16, Responsive Call to Worship, Ana Gobledale, UK

Inspired by Psalm 16 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year A 26th Sunday of Pentecost, Year B 3rd Sunday of Pentecost, Year C   Come! Rejoice! For we are in the presence of the Holy One.      We turn our eyes and hearts toward the Light of Love. Be glad and rest secure in the Eternal […]

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Father’s Day Prayer of Mourning (Luke 15)

While written in response to a specific event, these prayers are easily altered to be applicable today and might be used on Father’s Day, inserting current events and concerns. This prayers was originally written in memory and honour of Jo Cox, Member of Parliament, UK, murdered at her surgery, and her surviving husband, Brenden.  Jo was […]

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