Giving Up for Lent

Are you giving anything up for lent? Or perhaps taking up something new? Millions do, and this is the why, what, when and really?

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)

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 those around us.”

Walk With Us – Prayers of Surprise

(Third Sunday of Easter Year A)
“Join us, surprise us
Ask the awkward questions
And reveal your living truth.”

Prayer: A Voice Calling

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.”

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.”

Prayer: Faces in the Crowd

We are here Lord:
the young and the old, rich and poor,
the wise and the foolish, healthy and infirm.
(Palm Sunday Year C)

Easter week – a visual timeline

It may look like a map of the London Underground, but this is a cunning visual representation of who did what and with who in the week surrounding Jesus’s death. Look at it for more than a few seconds and you’ll be reaching for your Bible to check it out!

When is Easter this year?

When is Easter this year? Or next year? Why does it move about apparently randomly? Oh, and what about Lent, Ascension, Pentecost…

Really quite miserable Friday

Good Friday? It’s a name to puzzle children and grandmothers alike.