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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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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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)

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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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 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 Christ Here

Who knows? Who among us really knows when Christ comes? But we see the signs of his presence all around. (13-19 November Year B)
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A bright new day – prayers of hope

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.”
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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 for Third Sunday of Advent

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)
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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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Prayer: Free

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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Prayer: Today is a New Day

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)
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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)
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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 to all …
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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 Anguish

The suffering of Christ is the suffering of all people, the suffering of all creation. (Palm Sunday, Liturgy of the Passion Year C)
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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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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)

Prayer: Demolishing the Walls

We want to feel the world your way, flinging wide the doors and letting the breath of your cretion surround us. (Fifth Sunday of Easter Year C)
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Prayer – Becoming All You Want Us To Be

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)
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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 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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Prayers for Insignificant People

Give us your strength today so that we can be friends to the friendless, hope to the hopeless, a light in lives where no light shines. (18-24 September 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!