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vocation prayer*

Loving God, thank you for calling us at baptism to be your people and for inviting each of us to serve you through the gift of our lives. In response to your call we again say, “Yes.” Keep us faithful to your mission and our vocation. And, gracious Lord, we ask that you inspire more […]

O God…..

Some old-style Puritan language of prayer and devotion. Worth your patience……through to the last paragraph. “Thou has imputed my sin to my substitute, and hast imputed His righteousness to my soul, clothing me with a bridegroom’s robe, decking me with jewels of holiness. But in my Christian walk I am still in rags; my best […]


by Walter Bruggemann “On Epiphany day, we are still the people walking. We are still people in the dark, and the darkness looms large around us, beset as we are by fear, anxiety, brutality, violence, loss — a dozen alienations that we cannot manage. We are — we could be — people of your light. […]

a prayer

for the new year….. Lord God don’t let this year be a mere copy of last year breathe your Spirit into this year fresh give it the colour and heat of Your intent the radiance of Your vision the fire of Your love the power to carry out Your dream swiftly and strongly let this […]


Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end of all human history, and the Lord of all creation. Rouse our spirits to seek your Kingdom first in all that we do. Thank you that you say – Blessed are those who find their strength in you, whose hearts […]


Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendour of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the […]


This prayer from Thomas Merton, is a favourite of mine. It’s got a lifetime of wisdom wrapped up in it. It’s a real help to me when asking questions of direction and possibility. I’m often sharing it with people so I post it here. May it become the prayer of the church in endless formation. […]

a prayer

from today. Written and shared in our morning worship. Thank-you for the exchange of our imperfection, struggles and sin for your perfection, fullness and joy. Because of God in Jesus, we are loved, forgiven and free. Loving Saviour show yourself to us who would seek you, so that in knowing you, we may love you, desire […]

a prayer

From the Celtic Book of Prayer: “Christ, as a light illumine and guide me. Christ, as a shield overshadow me. Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me on my left and my right. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Be in the heart of each to whom […]

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