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Advent prayers

Prayers for Summer

Under the warmth
of the summer sun
the world awakes and blossoms
into every imaginable colour.
You created a garden for us to enjoy,
and within it planted
the most magical of flower and trees.
You needed no horticultural training
to plan your colour scheme,
no gardening expert
to recommend variety or design.
Your garden is perfect,
its colours harmonious,
its scale immense,
spoilt only by the clumsiness
of those who tend it.

More prayers for Summer with this link


New for 2024 - In Search of Justice

Justice Bible Study

We live in a world where justice (or a lack of it) and fairness are often mentioned in everyday conversation or social media.

These four studies look at how the Bible can help in our understanding of this theme, and how a search for justice should be at the heart of our faith. 

One of several easy-to-use Bible studies available, with plenty of discussion questions, notes, and images to enhance our understanding, and this one is just £2.99 (or $3.99)   .

For more information and sample study click this link

One of many resources available from the shop

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.

Bless this house and those within.
Bless our giving and receiving.
Bless our words and conversation.
Bless our hands and recreation.
Bless our sowing and our growing.
Bless our coming and our going.
Bless all who enter and depart.
Bless this house, your peace impart.

Click here for a selection of blessings


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 link or picture  to see the range of studies available on the topic


Christian Prayer

Share a blessing with friend or stranger 

This is a troubled world we live in, and lives are under stress for so many reasons. Here's a collection of blessings to share with anyone who might benefit.

May the guiding hand of God
lead you from the busyness
and stress of your daily life
to a quiet place, still waters
where you can rest awhile,
and in that space find peace.

Click here for prayers to share


Christian Prayer

Prayers for justice in this world

"This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.'" (Zechariah 7:9)

Grant us a willingness
to speak out for the weak
and vulnerable.
Grant us a readiness
to point out the corrupt
and indefensible.

Click here for more prayers

300 prayers for  individuals or leaders of worship

 Everyday Prayers

Ripples  is all about engaging with the world in prayer, and is a collection of 300 contemporary prayers for personal use, or for those who lead worship in church.

Imagine throwing a pebble in a pond, and watching the ripples spread out over the surface of the water. So it can be with our prayers, which start with our own walk with God and spread out to encompass our fellow travellers throughout the world, their joys, concerns, and needs.

One of several collections of prayers available, with plenty of discussion questions, notes, and images to enhance our understanding.. and this one's available as a download or paperback (via Amazon). More information at this link 

One of many resources available from the shop

Blessings

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.

Click here for a selection of blessings


Blessings

Offertory prayers

Prayers of thanksgiving for the offering during worship

We bring you only what is yours, Creator God,
that you might use this offering and the giver
for the building up of your kingdom
and the glory of your name. Amen.

Click here for some offertory prayers


Justice

Prayers of repentance

There is so much injustice in this world - against individuals and groups of people, visable and invisible. Here's a range of prayers to help in our response, which of course also means speaking out!  

You speak to us in many ways,
through rushing wind
or still small voice,
in Scripture’s Word
or through your Grace
and we in turn find many ways
to hear the world’s
insistent voice
break through the silence
and take your place.
Forgive our sin.
Help us hear your voice
above the clamour of this world,
recognise the difference,
and follow only you. Amen

Click here for prayers for repentance


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