Welcome 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.
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
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!
Leading a short service for care home residents has its challenges, not least of which can be attention span. Bishop David knows that well. After 70 years in service to his Lord, he has been sharing sermons in the home where he himself now lives, and they are full of imagination. He is happy to share them, that they might inspire others.
A collection can be found here
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
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!
A set of four Bible studies looking at some of the major themes in the Book of Psalms, such as Praise, Lament, Gratitude and Wisdom
The Book of Psalms is the longest book in our Bibles, and unique in the sense that it is a collection of poetic prayers and hymns composed over many centuries by several authors, and with a wide variety of themes.
Available as a pdf download. Lots of discussion and notes. Only one copy needed per group. More info here
Special offer - If you spend £12 in the shop on any of the Bible studies or prayer collections then you'll get a free gift as well!
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
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