Prayers of thanksgiving & intercession for the 4th Sunday in Creationtide, following a sermon on Philippians 2:1-11 (with an eye on verse 13) We give you thanks, God our creator, that you have given us, not just life, but the means of flourishing. Your gifts to us enable humankind through science to explore, better understand, […]
Loving Jesus, who touched the sick, who blessed those named unclean, who let Mary touch you with her tears, and whose own body was pierced by the nails, come and be with us now in these times. When we have to be untouchable to one another for a time, show us how to love. When […]
O God, who is always with us and whose love overwhelms our fear, hold us through these days and weeks. May we find courage to endure and let there be flowers blooming in the wilderness. We place ourselves into your loving hands and offer our lives in your service. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
O God, if prayer is like sun-bathing, then let us enjoy the warmth of your love sweeping over us tenderly warming the coldness of sorrow or the greyness of our down beat days, and bringing light to flood the dark…. Amen
May Hallelujah be my song. May joy defeat my sorrow. My life revive my dying days. For Christ is risen, creation revived, and I am made new! Hallelujah! Amen!
God, beside me, I ask you to accompany me through the days of Lent, and set my feet on the way of Jesus, that I may walk on my pilgrimage with a steady pace, breathing deeply of your Spirit and nourished by your grace.
O God, who comes to us in the everyday and in the unexpected, bless us with wisdom and banish the darkness with your light for we need you in our time…Amen
O God, who waits so patiently for us and is so eager to reach out in love, give us grace to wait with you so that good things may grow in our hearts and peace and hope may bless the world, today, tonight and always, Amen.
O God, who came at Pentecost, to turn fearful disciples into an empowered community, come upon us and full us with spirit, Amen.
Lord Jesus, as we accompany you on the way of the cross, we give thanks that you accompany us on the road of life, transforming every day and leading us towards the light of life. Amen
Eternal God, you love us with a tender love and we are welcome in your presence. Your arms are ready to embrace us, your love to comfort us, your encouragement to strengthen us We come to you, like a child running to a mother’s arms, and you lift us up. Thank you for the everlasting […]
God, deep as the well, clear as the water, sparkling as the spring, we praise you.