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
and simply accept
that they, like us,
are precious in your eyes.
More prayers about the current Coronavirus situation on this link
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!
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
A selection of prayers about the planet upon we live and our care for it, in the light of scientists' concerns about global warming and climate change. Are we being the good stewards that God asks of us?
Prayers for our care of God's world
In 1864, the scholar George Perkins Marsh challenged the general belief that human impact on nature was generally benign or negligible, and insisted that ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean had brought about their own collapse by their abuse of the environment.
We're a few generations on since then, so it's worth considering how our impact on the environment has challenged our role as stewards of this world.
The 4 part study begins in Genesis and looks at our relationship with all creatures, great and small, which God has placed into our care. Alongside this we look at the environmental impact of humankind, and whether we as individuals could and should do more.
There's plenty of background info and lots of discussion questions. 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
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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.
Available as paperback or as a pdf download. More info on the book and its contents here
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Prayers can be found here
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
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