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

NEW! Blessings on the journey   

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

May you be a blessing
to every life you touch,
and the Spirit within,
that life-giving water,
be a gift of refreshment
in love shown and shared
with all who are thirsty
along the road you travel.

Blessings on the journey of faith are here.

Christian Prayer

New! Prayers when times are tough

We all have days when life seems a bit of a struggle, but for some this is their daily experience, be it in their jobs, poor health or simply keeping the family fed. 
A few prayers that might help!


Christian Prayer

Prayers when times are tough

We all have days when life seems a bit of a struggle, but for some this is their daily experience, be it in their jobs, poor health or simply keeping the family fed. 
A few prayers that might help!

Christian Prayer

Our fight with Coronavirus

There have been so many lives lost and families bereaved due to the Covid pandemic. But yet there have also been stories of great heroism and love from those fighting the illness and caring for the sick.        
A few prayers that might help!

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.
A selection of prayers

'Sunshine & Storm' prayer collection

Sunshine & Storm

A collection of 200 prayers written though a turbulent 2020, where the world struggled with truth and a pandemic!

But there were also sparks of light in the darkness, in love shared, and sacrifice.  

Available as a paperback, Kindle or pdf download to read as an ebook. For more information about this book click this link

For more info on all the prayer collections and Bible studies available on the website head to this page!

New! 'Water of Life' Bible study

Bible Study

These studies are slightly different to others I have written, in that they begin with looking at our world, in particular the water we rely on for life and livelihoods. We look at  both our positive and negative interactions with water, and the impact of climate change on its supply.

From that point, we move on to look at how water features, physically and symbolically, in the Bible, and what insights can be gained that might assist us in our own relationship with what is, the Bible tells us, God's gift to us.

Available as a pdf download. More info here

Special offer - If you spend £12 or USD12 in the shop on any of the Bible studies or prayer collections then you'll get a free gift as well!

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

Prayers for our every day lives

It might seem like just 'another day' but of course it isn't if you are journeying with God, because there are oportunities to be grasped, words to be spoken, things to be done, people to pray for and be close to - it is never really just 'another day' for the Christian! 

May this not just be ‘another day’
but one where, as I open the door
to what is an orchestra of bird song
in this beautiful, if fragile world,
that somehow I connect with you,
who gifted us this temporary home,
and yet still daily walks with us
even when we think we’re alone.
For such gracious and enduring love
we offer this, our heartfelt thanks.

Loving God, what we desire is this;
that people see not us, but through
our smile, greeting, helping hand
or helpful word, your love reach out
and touch, maybe at a time of need.
Keep us focussed through this day
on being your servants in this place,
or wherever you might take us,
and may your name be glorified.

More prayers can be found here

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