The suffering of Christ
is the suffering of all people,
the suffering of all creation.
(Palm Sunday, Liturgy of the Passion Year C)
The suffering of Christ
Protect us as we venture into new things,
as we become the people you already see.
(4-10 February Year C)
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Come suddenly with power and love unimaginable,
leading us into
dreams and adventure
and success and failure.
(Pentecost Year B)
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)
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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.
You are a king of all and for all,
with all and in all,
forgetting nothing and forgiving everything.
(20-26 November Year B)
Who among us really knows when Christ comes?
But we see the signs of his presence all around.
(13-19 November Year B)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)