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!
Let us offer help before we offer opinion, and let us show humility before we show judgement. (Fourth Sunday of Easter Year C)
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)
You transformed a belief in laws into a faith of grace; you transformed the everyday into the extraordinary. (14-20 January 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)
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)
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.
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”.
We are sometimes slow and foolish, so open our ears and eyes. (Third Sunday of Easter Year A)
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)
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 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)
We are called to love God, also to love strangers. Not just love a bit, but love in abundance. (30 October to 5 November Year B)
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)
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”.
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)
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)
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)
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.
(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 …
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)
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)
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)
The suffering of Christ is the suffering of all people, the suffering of all creation. (Palm Sunday, Liturgy of the Passion 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)
As we remember Christ entering into Jerusalem we lay down our burdens, fears, hopes and dreams at your feet. (Palm Sunday Year B)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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!