Faith & Worship Faith & Worship

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 Pentecost

Free to use prayer resources

There's a lot of prayers available for Pentecost, with the empasis very much on the work of the Holy Spirit. Check them out on this link

The Spirit came
and your Church was born,
in wind and fire
and words of power.

The Spirit came
blowing fear aside,
and in its place
weak hearts were stronger.

The Spirit came
as your word foretold,
with dreams and signs,
visions and wonders.

The Spirit came
and is here today,
to feed the hearts
of a world that hungers.

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

Check out more prayer pictures to share online

Christian Prayer

Prayers for this world of ours

Prayers about our care for, or mis-use of, this planet, the problem of global warming and climate change. Click here for a selection of prayers

New Bible Study : 'Poverty and Riches'

Hark the glad sound Bible Study

There is no doubt that in the world we live in, there is a great divide between the very wealthy, and those living on the edge or in abject poverty. Around 48% of global wealth is in the hands of 1.2% of the world's population.

These four studies look at how the Bible can help in our understanding. We are looking at both material and spiritual riches, and how as Christians we can look afresh at this ever-present issue.

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

Christian Prayer

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

Christian 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

Christian Prayer

Prayers for healing and wholeness

A selection of contemporary prayers for ourselves and others on healing and wholeness, remembering that it is not always aches, pains and broken bones for which we need healing. Click here for the page

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.. Click here for a selection of prayers

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, joys and unhappiness. Mixed emotions! Click here for a selection of prayers

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