celtic prayers
A Few Highlights...

Prayers for Peace in a Fractured World
Our newspapers are full of bad news stories, and ineviably it's people who suffer.
Prayers for peace

Early Christian Prayers
A collection of prayers handed down from the early Church
Ancient prayers

Praying through the Celtic year
Prayer resources following the ancient Celtic year.

Blessings & Benedictions
A small collection of contemporary prayers 

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Worship Resources

Prayer is at the heart of Christian worship, and has been since humankind first encountered their Creator in a certain garden!

The form of prayer and liturgy used in the major denominations can often be traced back to the early centuries of the Church.

On this site you will find lots of worship resources, mainly centred around our prayer life. There are hundreds of prayers, both ancient/ traditional and those which I have written, often influenced by the Celtic Church. There are also complete liturgies and Bible studies available to download.

It's mainly a free resource, but that doesn't stop you buying an ebook!

John Birch, Kidwelly, Wales

 

Prayers Themes on the website

There are a whole range of prayers and liturgies on faithandworship.com, ranging from simple blessings through confession, adoration, thanksgiving and praying for the world and its people. There are also seasonal prayers for the important Christian signposts such as Lent and Easter, Pentecost, Advent and Christmas. Be sure to check out the list, as new resources are being added throughout the year.
For more info see Prayer themes.


 

New Bible Study - A Glorious Whisper

Bible Study

This new study asks the question, "How does God speak to us?" and tries to answer that by looking at aspects of our life as well as Scripture. So the studies examine creation and created places, signs and symbols, Scripture, Spirit, people and creativity.

It's not going to answer all the questions people ask, but it start with the important premise that God does speak to us today!

You only need one copy per group as they are designed to be easy to print and distribute.

For more information and sample pages Click Here

 


 

The Act of Prayer - 700+ lectionary linked prayers

The Act of Prayer

The Act of Prayer is a comprehensive volume of over 700 contemporary prayers written by John Birch and based around themes arising from the Common Worship Lectionary, the three year cycle of Bible readings followed by many churches.

Each set of prayers comprises an opening petition plus prayers of adoration, confession and thanksgiving for each of the Sundays in the church calendar plus extra festival days.

Designed to resource and inspire people leading prayer in church services, this imaginative book is particularly suitable for any who are taking first steps into this ministry, as well as those looking for original prayer material to use in small group settings.

More information here



I call to you, Lord
at the dawn of this new day,
place into your hands
family and friends,
work to be done,
decisions I shall make,
obstacles I encounter,
strangers who pass my way,
the service I shall offer.

I call to you, Lord
at the dawn of this new day,
my rock and my fortress,
my strength and deliverer,
for all I am is yours,
each moment of this day
gifted to me by grace,
and offered in your name,
my offering of praise.

 

May the whisper
of the Father
be the one that wakens you;
the open hand
of the Son
be the one that raises you;
the prompting
of the Spirit
be the one that sends you,
this morning
and all mornings,
and leads you safely home.


 

This is your world I step upon
the air I breathe
the food I eat
This is your world I step upon
the sounds I hear
the people I meet
This is your world I step upon
your footsteps
where I place my feet