Welcome 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.
Prayers on a wide range of themes, free to use!
Jesus, Lamb of God,
when you walked this earth
you did not consider
though that was yours to choose,
but took the role of servant,
and in humility
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.
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
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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
Following the theme of Jesus's parable of the Good Samaritan, we look at the questions posed and how this familiar story can help us not only to think about who our neighbour is, but also consider how it impacts on our daily journeys of faith.
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
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
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
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
and simply accept
that they, like us,
are precious in your eyes.
More prayers can be found here
An expanded collection of contemporary blessings written for use in times of worship. Click here for the page
A changing selection of newly written prayers on a variety of different themes, updated monthly. These appear on the FaceBook page but ultimately will be published in book form, rather than on the website. Click here for the page