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 Lent

Contemporary and traditional prayers for our journey through Lent to Easter, with links to additional resources including Lent liturgies.  Also plenty of Lent Bible studies to choose from!

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 Lent prayer resources!

Check out the Lent Bible studies!

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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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

Lent Bible Study - New for 2022

Becoming Church Bible Study

Inspired by the wonderful description of the early church given to us in Acts chapter 2, five studies for Lent, or any time of the year, looking at Acts 2:42-27 and a growing church, and how Luke's description might inspire out own lives and fellowship.

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 Lent Bible studies available. For more information click this link

New! Exploring the Psalms

Bible Study

Two sets of four Bible studies looking at some of the major themes in the Book of Psalms, such as Praise, Lament, Gratitude,  Wisdom, Pilgrimage, Celebration and Hallelujah

Bible Study'Sing to God' and 'A New Song' offer a chance to explore, between them, 32 psalms, many with well-known phrases and words of songs and hymns we are probably familiar with.

Ready to download. Lots of discussion and notes. Only one copy needed per group. More info 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

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

May the God of love surround you,
those loving arms embrace you,
bring you comfort, hope and light.
And as the day draws to a close
God’s peace permeate your heart,
and bring healing through the night.

God’s wisdom be the store from where
our daily thoughts are gathered.
God’s love be a flowing river
bringing peace to heart and soul.
God’s whisper be a word in time
breaking through this world’s clamour.
God’s faithfulness be our strength
and hope within the storms we face.

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