Faith & Worship Faith & Worship

Worship, Prayers & Bible Study resources

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.
John Birch

Advent prayers

Advent and Christmas resources

A selection of prayers and themes for Advent, and worship resources for Christmas.

Precious Jesus, you came
so that we might know
we are yours by choice;
loved, embraced, saved
by your love and grace,
welcomed to your family
and precious in your sight.
You came, so that we
might be made complete,
all we were ever meant to be.
You came, as a Shepherd
seeking every sheep that is lost
so you might bring them home.
And beyond even the cruel Cross
you are still Saviour, Messiah,
to all who would heed your call.

More info  can be found here

Celtic Prayer

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

Bible studies

Bible Studies about this world

 Care for this world Are you as an individual or church concerned about the climate crisis, this world we live on, and our responsibility for its care?
There are several Bible studies here looking at aspects of our relationship with God, this world, and everything and everyone that lives on it!
Click here to see the studies

Christian Prayer

Blessings for the journey of faith

Most of us manage to stumble now and then on the journey of faith, and when we do it is good to be reminded that we are not alone as we walk. A blessing shared is a wonderful thing, encouraging, strengthening and reminding us that God is with us, always.. 

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Christian Prayer

Prayers for the start of a week

Monday mornings are often difficult when it comes to motivation - the commute to work, by car, bus or train, long hours, decisions to make, responsibilities, frustrations, fears and joys. 

Bless the work we do,
the words we say,
the love we share
and the grace we show,
on our daily walk
through this beautiful
and precious world.

Click here for a selection of prayers

New Advent Study - Immanuel : God with us

Hark the glad sound Bible Study

These studies look at several ways in which the Bible reveals to us the person of Jesus and his Messianic role, both through prophesy and the personal testimony of those who walked with him, or like Paul, had their lives turned around by a spiritual encounter with Jesus.

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

    Everyday Prayers

 Everyday Prayers

This collection of 200 new prayers are simply 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).

Available as paperback or download pdf. 

For more info and sample prayers click here

New Lent  Study:  'The Grace of God'

 Everyday Prayers

‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control...'

These words of Paul from his letter to the Galatians will be familiar to most Christians, though perhaps not the context and the impact they would have had at the time. These four studies look at the fruit that Paul talks of, and how its various aspects might impact on our lives.

All the Bible sudies are inexpensive for group use, quick to download, and have lots of  info, discussion, artwork and prayer suggestions.     

For more info and sample study  click here


Blessings and Benedictions

A blessings is great to share with those we love, as well as an ending to a service of worship!

The peace of God be in your heart
The grace of God be in your words
The love of God be in your hands
The joy of God be in your soul
and in the song that your life sings.

The love of God be the passion
in your heart.
The joy of God your strength
when times are hard .
The presence of God a peace
that overflows.
The Word of God the seed
that you might sow.

May the peace of God enfold us,
The love of God uphold us,
The wisdom of God control us.

Click here for a selection of blessings

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