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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.

We give thanks for all those people
whose daily lives are about giving;
be it medical or physical assistance,
teaching, training and encouraging,
loving, caring, supporting, praying;
all the many ways that one life can
be blessed and enriched by another.
For all these people we give thanks.

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

New! 90 Seconds with God

A new series of short videos with Bible verses and prayer - do share!

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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!

Blessings on the journey of faith are here.

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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

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Prayers in quiet times

Whatever the reasons, in your often busy days do take time out to be quiet, to hear that gentle whisper of God's Spirit, to be both blessed and strengthened.
"He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters..." (Psalm 23:2 NIV).

Prayers can be found here

New! Advent Bible Study - 'HOPE'

Advent Bible Study on Hope

Written as the world looks for something beyond the anxiety of a year of pandemic, with its daily worries, personal losses and changes of lifestyle.

The study looks at what hope can be, both in our everyday existence, and as it appears in the Bible, with particular emphasis on the Advent story, and those whose lives touched that of Jesus.  

Available 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!

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!

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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. 

Prayers can be found here

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Prayers for the working week

Monday mornings are often difficult when it comes to motivation - the commute to work, by car, bus or train, long hours, decisions to make, responsibilities, frustrations, fears, joys and unhappiness. A few prayers that might help!

"Bless the work we do,
the words we say,
the love we share
and the grace we show,
on our daily walk
through this beautiful
and precious world." 

More  can be found here

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God with us in our journeying

It's good to know that we are not alone as we get out of bed in a morning and prepare for whatever the world is going to throw at us! God is with us, his Spirit guiding and inspiring us:

"There is a transformation that takes place
within the warmth of your embrace,
That certain knowledge that you are
refuge, shelter, fortress and stronghold,
against which no army can succeed.
That you are Brother, Sister, Mother, Father,
the love that knows no bounds.
That you are God,
And I am lost outside of your embrace."

More prayers  can be found here

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