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 


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


Ripples of Prayer ebookNew Book! Ripples of Prayer
- Engaging with the world

'Ripples of Prayer' is all about engaging with the world in prayer, and is a collection of 200 new prayers for personal use, and an aid for those who lead worship in church.

Imagine throwing a pebble in a pond, and watching the ripples spread out over the surface of the water. So it can be with our prayers, which start with our own walk with God and spread out to encompass our fellow travellers throughout the world.

Available to download (PDF, epub and Kindle versions)

More information on Ripples of Prayer


Lent & Easter Prayer and Study Resources

Lent Bible StudyNew Lent Bible Study for 2016

No sooner is Christmas over than we're thinking about Lent with Easter being so early in 2016.

"People of the Light" has "Light" as its theme, and journeying through the Bible from Genesis and onward to the New Testament we look at verious aspects of light, as it refers to God, Jesus, the Prophets, Scripture and of course the believers who were called People of the Light by Jesus. As always, the study is formatted for ease of copying for a group, and as permission is given for copying, you only need one copy!

There are several Lent studies available as pdf downloads, you can see samples and find out more using THIS LINK, and purchase from the web shop at just £2.99 ($4.55)

For general prayer resources including Lent liturgies CLICK HERE

New! Prayer Memes to Share on Social Media

prayer meme for sharing


Many of my prayers have been converted to images for posting on Facebook, so I've started a new website called prayermemes.co.uk where you can access these images and share via your own social networks such a Facebook, Twitter and so on!

Access the Prayer Memes and Share A Prayer!


For creativity expressed
in so many forms
we give you thanks.
For artists who
with simple brushstrokes
capture the essence
of a beautiful scene;
composers who
interpret the music
playing in their souls
into notes upon a page;
writers who
with skilful use of words
transport our minds
into another place,
and, like Michelangelo,
those who can
release the angel
inside a block of stone.
For creativity expressed
in so many forms
we give you thanks.


God of rising sun
be the warmth that I feel.
God of gentle wind
be the air that I breathe.
God of refreshing rain
be the cleansing I need.
God of sacred space
be the peace that I crave.
God of setting sun
be the rest I desire.


Take that which we are,
the potter’s chosen clay,
and with your hands
create from us
something beautiful today.

(These are from the new collection of 200 new prayers, 'Ripples of Prayer' available from the web shop)