I have written these prayers for you to freely use in any church service or other gathering. Most of the prayers have a Lectionary year and date to suggest when they might be used but don’t feel bound by that – if the theme fits yours, use it!

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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)
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Prayer: Dreams of Home

We’re coming home Lord, From the dreams of last night and the tangled thoughts of today. (Fourth Sunday in Lent Year C)
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Prayer: A Voice Calling

Let us offer help before we offer opinion, and let us show humility before we show judgement. (Fourth Sunday of Easter Year C)
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Prayers for Second Chances

Give us a second chance, Lord, to do those things today that we should have done yesterday; to say those things we should have said yesterday. (Third Sunday in Lent Year C)
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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)
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Finding the Way – Prayers for the Confused

(Fifth Sunday of Easter Year A) “Show us how to give up the life we struggle to have And help us to take up your offer of abundant life, wonderful life And then to bring the joy of your life…
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Pentecost Prayer: Come Suddenly

Come suddenly with power and love unimaginable, leading us into dreams and adventure and success and failure. (Pentecost Year B)
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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)
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Prayers for First Sunday of Advent

On the frst Sunday of Advent the candle lighting script is based on the theme of Expectation, and the intercessions calls for us to be God’s light in dark places. (First Sunday of Advent Year C)
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Prayers of Calling

We are trying Lord, trying to walk in your footsteps, follow your path and we are not really very good at it. (16-22 October Year B)
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Prayers of the Unexpected

You are the God who always is, the God who never ceases and we ask you to do a new thing today and change everything. (2-8 October Year B)
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Prayers of God Made Real

Fill us with your spirit and the desire to tell everyone that this is the year – The year when they could make a difference. (21-27 January Year C)
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Prayers for Second Sunday of Advent

On the second Sunday of Advent the candle lighting script is based on the theme of preparation, and the intercessions ask God to prepare us to reach out to this world. (Second Sunday of Advent Year C)
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A voice calling – prayers to help us hear

Original prayers for you to use in any Sunday service. “to most it is a voice far off, indistinct, uncertain, But if we listen very very hard we might hear the words: This is my son”.
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Prayers of Worlds Transformed

You transformed a belief in laws into a faith of grace; you transformed the everyday into the extraordinary. (14-20 January Year C)
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Prayer for Putting Stuff Down

We have heard a voice saying “give it up, give it all up” and so we have come to offer up to you all our burdens, our fears, our relationships, our hopes. (11–17 September Year B)
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Prayers of Fruitfulness

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. (2–8 October Year A)
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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)
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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)
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All the prayers are free to use but if you would like to make a voluntary payment the price of a coffee would keep me working!