Christian Prayers and Worship Resources

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John Birch

"Welcome to this growing resource which started when I needed some prayers for a service I was taking and couldn't find just what I wanted, so wrote my own.

"I've lost track of how many prayers I have now written, but I know that my book 'The Act of Prayer' has over 700 in it, and the majority are not on this site!

"Based as I am on the beautiful South Wales coast, not far from where the early Celtic saints lived and ministered, there are plenty of opportunities to find inspiration for writing, and this platform enables me to share those moments with folk from all over the world - what a privilege!"

John Birch

Christian Prayer

Advent & Christmas resources

If you are looking for resources for Advent and Christmas, then there's a range of prayers and liturgies on the site, along with Bible Studies , other ideas, info and resources for those called to lead worship.

Advent and Christmas - The Reason for the Season! - Background info on Advent, a variety of traditional themes for celebrating the season (with Scipture references), a 'Journey through 'Advent' free download. Check out the link

Celtic Advent liturgies - If you would like to give more of a 'Celtic' feel to your Advent season then check out these liturgies and ideas

Prayers for Advent - If you are looking simply for prayers for Advent then there's a selection Check out the link on this page

Prayers for Christmas - There's both contemporary and traditional prayers for Christmas on this page


Christian Prayer

Hundreds of free to use Christian prayers

The main purpose of this site is to be a resource of contemporary and traditional prayers that are free for you to use either personally or as a leader of worship.

Be it seasonal prayers for Advent, Easter, Pentecost or Harvest, or  opening/closing prayers for worship, prayers for peace, forgiveness, healing, creation and lots of other themes, hopefully you will find something suitable!

Check out the index of prayer themes 


free resources

General Bible Study Themes

There are a range of small group Bible Study themes available to download, all of which are designed for ease of use, with plenty of background information and enough questions to keep the discussion going!

These are formatted as PDFs which can easily be printed off for your study group and permission is granted to do this, so you only need one copy per group. They cost from just £2.99 (or US$4.55) so are also very affordable! Check out all the Bible studies available


Online Bible STudy

FREE Online Bible Study!

An eleven part Bible Study on a broadly Celtic-inspired theme of Faith and Creation, which you can look at online or click the printable version if you want to use it offline or with your local  Bible Study group. Connexions Bible Study


'Come and Worship!'  - A New Advent study

New Advent bible study

This Bible study uses the verses of that popular Christmas carol, 'Angels, from the realms of glory' and its invitation to 'Come and worship Christ the new-born king' to explore such themes as our understanding of angels, the role of the shepherd in the church, wisdom and what it means to be a saint.

We can get over-familiar with our favourite hymns, carols and worship songs, to the point here we forget the real meaning of the words we are singing. So, it’s good to take time and look in a little more depth at the words we sing, and the picture they paint, relate them to Scripture and see where they might take us!

Check out the Bible Study and download a sample study with this link

For more info on all the Bible studies available on the website, head to this page!

Newly published!  Prayers of Life

Advent Bible Study

A new collection of prayers for 2018, with over 200 contemporary prayers written individuals, worship leaders and small groups.

From blessings and prayers at the start of the day, these prayers begin with our own walk with God and spread out to encompass our fellow travellers throughout the world, along with their joys, concerns, needs and conflicts.

The book is available as paperback from Amazon, and as a PDF download here for use on tablets etc.

In this confused
and fragile world,
strengthen our faith,
increase our love,
and let your peace
flow through us,
that we might be
an ocean of calm
in what has become
a restless sea.


Help us see this world
as through your eyes,
and this world see you
reflected through ours.


For more info, and sample prayers, head to this page!

Available as a paperback from Amazon

Also available as a pdf for mobile devices (Kindle is just a nightmare for poems!) from the online shop


Christian Prayer

New! Prayers in times of quietness

A collection of new prayers for those quieter times of meditation, when we are perhaps more able to hear God's gentle whisper - or a few suggestions for those on a fellowship quiet day.
Celtic Church

Triumph & Tragedy - Women in the Bible

In this Bible study, we’re looking at four Old Testament women who have a common connection with King David; three (Michal, Abigail and Bathsheba were wives and the fourth, Tamar, was his daughter).

The stories of these four women are intertwined at times, and include other members of the extended family, some in a helpful role, others very definitely not!

It is possible to see them as stories that would fit nicely into the soap operas that form part of our TV viewing, and there is also great tragedy, violence, intrigue and betrayal to add to the mix - but then, this is the Old Testament!

More information....



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