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Prayers during the Coronavirus Crisis

I've written a series of prayers on the current Covid-19 pandemic. Do share if helpful.       

For all whose day starts with anxiety,
as they leave the security of home
worrying about the risk of infection;
particularly those whose health
or age classifies them as vulnerable.
Loving God, be close, keep them safe,
along with all whose tasks today
includes the care of frail and elderly.
And for all of us, grant wisdom
to make sensible choices, not just
for ourselves, but for everybody.

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.

Loving God, we give thanks
for the extended family
of local communities
assisting with the needs
of both frail and elderly
confined to their homes.
May every gift of love,
every encouraging word,
bring hope into lonely lives
and a blessing to the giver.

More prayers about the current Coronavirus situation  on this link

Christian Prayer

Prayer Memes to Share

There are many hundreds of contemporary prayers on this website, and some of them I've converted into images or memes to share on your Social media platforms such as FaceBook and Twitter. It's a growing resource, so check it out and share, share share!

Prayer memes are here.

Christian Prayer

Daily worship through the week

Drawing close to God with daily prayer and worship is important, particularly in difficult times, and at the top of this page you will find a link to daily prayer and worship, offering a short liturgy and two worship songs that can be used alone or with a group.

The Daily Worship for today is here

walking in faith

New Bible Study -  Heart & Soul  

Bible Study

A study written during the Covid-19 epidemic, when questions about how and where we worship suddenly were back on the agenda!   

It is, if you like, a bit of a refresher course, an overview, looking the reasons and insights Scripture gives us for meeting together for corporate acts of worship in churches, chapels and cathedrals, and how worship contributes to the rest of our week. There's lots to discuss!  

So, in these studies we consider why worship is a vital part of the daily Christian life; the attitude in which we approach our worship; some common elements within Christian worship, and what the benefits are to the worshipper, the fellowship of believers and the building up of the global Church.  

Studies are easy to use and you only need one copy per group, so very economical!

More info on the Bible Study and download a sample  here

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

Special offer - If you spend £10 or USD10 in the shop on any of the Bible studies or prayer collections then you'll get a free book of prayers as well!

New! Walking with God - 200 new prayers

Walking with God prayers

A new collection of prayers written over the past year, reflecting what's been happening in the world and the joys and concerns of those on the Christian journey.

Prayers about the everyday business of waking up and living in God's world!

Available as paperback or as a pdf download. More info on the book and its contents  here

For more info on all the prayer and study resources available on the website, and a bonus offer, head to this page!

Christian Prayer

A Collection of Offertory Prayers

A collection of  prayers for leaders of worship to use when the offertory is taken within a service. For those whose services are not following one within a standard prayer book, hopefully these will be helpful.

Prayers for the offertory can be found here

Christian Prayer

New! Today's Gang Culture

Some new prayers with an emphasis on the gang culture that exists today, mainly it seems in our larger cities, but no doubt elsewhere, leading to many untimely deaths and young people falling into crime, often serious, with its implications for them and their families.

Prayers  can be found here

 prayers in the early church

Patterns of prayer through the ages

It might be assumed that worship in the early Christian Church was fairly spontaneous, used as we are to seeing perhaps the occasional poetic prayer attributed to St Patrick or his contemporaries. We might also think that set orders of service are a relatively modern introduction. Actually, this is not the case, certainly for congregational acts of worship

Find out more on this link

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