Prayer: Open the Gates!
As we remember Christ entering into Jerusalem
we lay down our burdens, fears, hopes and dreams
at your feet.
(Palm Sunday Year B)
Today make each one of us more free:
free from fear,
free to live with hope and joy and generosity.
(3–9 July Year A)
Giving Up for Lent
Are you giving anything up for lent? Or perhaps taking up something new? Millions do, and this is the why, what, when and really?
Script and Performance Questions
Do I have to pay a copyright fee? Or buy a performance license? Can I change words in the script? Can I video our wonderful performance?
Purchase and Download Questions
How can I pay? How will I receive my script? What if the email hasn’t come? All your purchasing questions answered.
Prayer: Faith to Change The World
Help us to bring change,
never settling for the way things are
but always trying to reflect your love,
your justice, your compassion and forgiveness.
(12–18 June Year C)
This is a piece of free verse about what I don’t, which I thought might be easier than who I am.
Prayers of Power
You are a king of all and for all,
with all and in all,
forgetting nothing and forgiving everything.
(20-26 November Year B)
Prayers of Christ Here
Who among us really knows when Christ comes?
But we see the signs of his presence all around.
(13-19 November Year B)
All Saints Prayers – A Sea of Lights
If we shut our eyes really tightly
we can see a sea of lights,
the multitude of those
who have set out on your journey of faith.
Harvest Prayers – An Abundant World
Help us always to be amazed
and to never to take any of this for granted.
Make us glad to share the fruits and resources
with anyone and everyone
because you made it for all.
Carol Service Prayers – Making Dark Places Sparkly
The days are short and the wind cold,
and in our houses there are dark, shadowy corners.
But with love and hope
help us to bathe our world in sparkle and wonder.
When One Door Closes
From the old lady who saved last year’s envelope to spring-loaded brush-protected letterboxes, the highs and lows of collecting for Christian Aid.
Prayers of Travelling Light
Help us to travel lightly Lord,
as we walk into each new day.
Do we need all our things, the comforts and gadgets and clutter?
(3–9 July Year B)
Prayers for Stormy Times
So many in this world are refugees, leaving a cherished land behind,
nothing ahead but vague hopes and shadowy fears.
(19-25 June Year B)
Prayers of Vivid Lives
Lord our Shepherd,
today feed those fleeing from wars or terror;
don’t let us ever turn a blind eye to suffering
and be alive in the work of all those who reach out to help
(Fourth Sunday of Easter Year B)
Prayers of Understanding and Loving
As we watch the news, chat and hear stories,
surprises and shocks, joys and heartbreaks,
Open our minds to understand and our hearts to love.
(Fifth Sunday of Easter Year B)
Prayers of Confusion and Understanding
Guide us to understand the complex and baffling details of modern life;
understand what you are really telling us;
understand each other.
(Third Sunday of Easter Year B)
Prayers Because Nothing Good Comes from Here
Can anything good come from this place, from the shuttered shops and minds?
Somewhere, or everywhere, your voice is calling, calling us to be the difference.
(14-20 January Year B)
Easy Last Minute Drama for your Christmas Services
It’s not too late to use one of these two scripts in your Christmas service. One is a monologue, one a two-hander, scripts can be held and improvisation wouldn’t hurt. Go on, cheer up your church!