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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
Short advent-candle lighting scripts with weekly themes of the future, justice, joy and peace.
We remember that in every generation
people all over the world have made a choice:
who to stand for? who to live or die for?
(6–12 November Year A)
(2–8 October Year A)
We’ve tried to be good Christians when we should have been good friends.
We’ve tried to be right when we should have been fruitful.
Help us to be fruitful Lord.