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Worship, Prayer & Bible Study Resources

John BirchWelcome to Faith & Worship, which is a growing resource of resources for worship and small group leaders. 

You'll find traditional, Celtic and contemporary prayers, liturgies and themed resources for the major Christian festivals, alongside a wide range of Bible Studies, which have been written to provide a very economic way to get small groups engaging with God's Word and applying it to the world in which we live.

Glad you found the website! I hope you will find it a useful worship resource.
John Birch

Christian Prayer

Resources for Leaders of Worship

Prayers on a wide range of themes, free to use!

Jesus, Lamb of God,
when you walked this earth
you did not consider
heavenly equality,
though that was yours to choose,
but took the role of servant,
and in humility
and obedience
allowed the rough nails of our sin
to be hammered into your flesh
for the sake of our salvation.
And so it is
that we acknowledge you
as Lord of all,
to the glory of God the Father,
Son and Spirit, Three.

Check out the prayer themes

Christian Prayer

Our care for God's world   

As Christians we believe that we are not only a part of God's Creation, but have a responsibility of stewardship over this world upon which we live. Governments and others might disagree but science and experience tells us that this world is being damaged through our neglect and selfishness. 

Creator God, who placed this planet
and all its resources into our care,
encourage those who now remind us
of our responsibilities, both to you
and future generations, to do all
that is necessary, whatever the cost,
to save this world that we call home,
so our children and theirs might not
look back, both in shame and anger,
at what we, in denial, have failed to do.

More prayers about our care for God's world here

A prayer pic to share!

prayer meme

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Celtic blessings and prayers

These prayers come from a variety of sources, and are a mix of contemporary and traditional prayers, some which go back to the early saints! There's a continuing interest in the simplicity of this way of prayer, centred often in the Trinity. Click here for a selection of prayers

New Advent Study!    Hark the Glad Sound!

Hark the glad sound Bible Study

Using themes from the four verses of a popular Advent hymn, we explore, in four studies, prophesy, the need for a Messiah, and how Jesus shows, through his words and life how much the world today still needs to know and respond to its Saviour!

Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes,
the Saviour promised long;
let every heart prepare a throne
and every voice a song.

Available as a pdf download, inexpensive, plenty of information, discussion questions and even artwork to help you think about its various themes.  

One of several easy-to-use Bible studies available. For more information click this link

New Book Published!      Everyday Prayers

 Everyday Prayers

As these prayers were being written, the world was in the process of working out how to live with Covid, and get on with something resembling normaility!

They are the prayers of everyday life, the journey of faith with its ups and downs, thinking about ourselves, those we love, the people around us, and the bigger picture of praying for our neighbours, whoever they might be, and the world in which we live (one sadly veering toward conflict rather than peace). As always there's a mix of prayers, including some blessings to share.

For more info and sample prayers click here

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Calls to worship

A selection of prayers for the opening of worship.

This is your day
and we shall praise you!
This is your day
and we shall declare your name!
This is your day,
and we shall worship
a risen Saviour and our King!

More can be found here

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Spreading God's love locally

A selection of prayers on the theme of 'loving our neighbour'.

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second (Commandment) is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these."

Help us to put aside
about other people,
because that alters
our behaviour,
and simply accept
that they, like us,
are precious in your eyes.

More prayers can be found here

Christian Prayer

Blessings for times of worship

An expanded collection of contemporary blessings written for use in times of worship. Click here for the page

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Prayers in the night

Sometimes sleep is hard to find, and in the quietness of the night can be an opportunity to bring to God our anxieties about rest, and prayers for those who work whilst most of the population are asleep. Click here for the page

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