You are a king of all and for all,
with all and in all,
forgetting nothing and forgiving everything.
(20-26 November 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)
Short advent-candle lighting scripts with weekly themes of expectation, preparation, justice and joy.
(Third Sunday of Easter Year A)
“Join us, surprise us
Ask the awkward questions
And reveal your living truth.”
You ask us to come in humility
so that we can be friends to the friendless,
hope to the hopeless.
(18-24 September 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)
What must we do Lord?
How can we serve your world, how can we serve each other?
What must we do Lord?
(9-15 October Year B)
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)
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)
Short advent-candle lighting scripts with weekly themes of the future, justice, joy and peace.
We look down at the dust we were made from, around at the people we struggle to love, out at the big wide world where we see nations and communities living in air-conditioned freshly-laundered sparkling spring-watered comfort, while others live in war-torn desert-encroached tin-shack poverty.
Come suddenly with power and love unimaginable,
leading us into
dreams and adventure
and success and failure.
(Pentecost Year B)
Help each of us to recognise the skills and gifts you have placed within us,
then to work hard to develop and nurture them,
so that we will become everything that you mean us to be.
(13–19 November Year A)
Who among us really knows when Christ comes?
But we see the signs of his presence all around.
(13-19 November Year B)
When we stop being tempted by illusions of lives that are more sparkly
we can look around and see those who are in need here and now.
(First Sunday in Lent Year C)
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)
We hear you calling us out of our safe places,
beckoning us onward
to journey uncomfortably with you
(19-25 June Year A)
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)
Original prayers for you to use in any time of worship.
“Let us listen before we talk, let us offer help before we offer opinion,
And let us show humility before we show judgement.”
We remember those who down the generations
have given everything to build a better world.
Lord help us to bring your everlasting love to this weary earth.
(6-12 November Year B)
We are your unlikely body on earth;
so give us the strength to help others move on
from the yesterdays that bind them
(Fifth Sunday in Lent Year C)
Original prayers for you to use in any time of worship.
“Let our words be inspired by yours,
Let our motive be simply your love”.
On the frst Sunday of Advent the candle lighting script is based on the theme of Expectation, and the intercessions expect that we will be God’s light in dark places.
(First Sunday of Advent Year C)
We are here Lord:
the young and the old, rich and poor,
the wise and the foolish, healthy and infirm.
(Palm Sunday Year C)
(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 to all those around us.”
Let us see again
through new eyes, a child’s eyes,
full of wonder,
full of hope.
(23-29 October Year B)
We’re not standing on any lofty mountain
but we have a god who is changing us every day,
making us ready to reach out and change a broken world.
(Transfiguration Sunday Year C)
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)
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”.
Open our eyes to the strangers at the gate:
the newcomer looking for a friendly face;
the huddled, weary migrants searching for a place to call home;
(4-10 September Year B)
You transformed a belief in laws into a faith of grace;
you transformed the everyday into the extraordinary.
(14-20 January Year C)
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)
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)
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)
On the third Sunday of Advent the candle lighting script is based on the theme of justice, and the intercessions call for us to be God’s presence in a broken world.
(Third Sunday of Advent Year C)
(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.
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.
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.
We are called to love God with every part of our being,
to love friends, relations, acquaintances, strangers.
Not just love a bit, but love in abundance.
(30 October-5 November Year B)
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.
Lord, give us the power to change your world,
the openness to do it all a new way
and the courage to start now.
(25 September-1 October Year B)
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)
We’re coming home Lord,
From the dreams of last night and the tangled thoughts of today.
(Fourth Sunday in Lent Year C)
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)
We want to feel the world your way,
flinging wide the doors
and letting the breath of your world surround us.
(Fifth Sunday of Easter Year C)
Burn your gospel of peace into the essence of our being
and your gospel of love into the core of who we are
(Pentecost Year A)
Original prayers to use in any time of worship.
“Under the baking skies of Africa and the stormy skies of Asia
Create rivers of hope and oases of tranquillity.”
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)
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)
As we remember Christ entering into Jerusalem
we lay down our burdens, fears, hopes and dreams
at your feet.
(Palm Sunday Year B)
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)