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)
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)
Prayers of Christ Here
Who among us really knows when Christ comes?
But we see the signs of his presence all around.
(13-19 November Year B)
Carol Service Prayers – Making Dark Places Sparkly
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.
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)
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)
Prayers of Vivid Lives
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)
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)
Prayers of Confusion and Understanding
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)
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)
Advent Candle Readings – Expectation, Preparation, Justice, Joy
Short advent-candle lighting scripts with weekly themes of expectation, preparation, justice and joy.
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)
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)
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 expect that we will be God’s light in dark places.
(First Sunday of Advent Year C)
Prayers – What Must We Do?
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)
Prayers in a Time of Change
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)
Prayers for All who are Sent
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)
Prayers for Insignificant People
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)
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)