Category Archives: General

Communion – various

Craig Mitchell’s communion liturgy (between Palm Sunday and Passover) using ‘questions’ reminiscent of the Passover meal structure. Gathering There are times when the story of our lives takes an unexpected turn A new chapter that throws us off-balance a … Continue reading

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New Year prayers and blessings

Beannacht (a blessing for New Year) by John O’Donohue On the day when The weight deadens On your shoulders And you stumble, May the clay dance To balance you. And when your eyes Freeze behind The grey window And the ghost … Continue reading

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The following two prayers/reflections were written following the execution of Andrew Chan and Myurun Sukumaran in Indonesia. The words could easily be adapted for another sorrow, for surely there will be more to come that our nation will be engulfed … Continue reading

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Prayers for others – various

God, draw us to you in constant prayer, that we might grow in the intimacy that makes your passion ours. (Source: Common Prayer, adapted) Prayer of Intercession Bless your people, O God of light and glory. Bless your people across land … Continue reading

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Poetry – various

I came across this wonderful post of poems by Chris Corrigan as part of the reflections on the 2014 Awakening Soul conference. He writes: These poems were composed more or less spontaneously at Awakening Soul 2014. They are harvests of … Continue reading

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Advent Year B

Readings Advent 1B Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 Advent 2B Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Advent 3B Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Magnificat: Canticle … Continue reading

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Prayer of Intercession based on WCC theme

Poem written by Reuel Norman O. Marigza (Philippines) as reflection on the theme of WCC Busan Assembly, 30th October to 8th November, 2013: ‘God of life, lead us to justice and peace’ God of Life, Lead Us to Act God … Continue reading

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Prayers for Syria

A Prayer for Reconciliation in Syria God of history, Witness of the struggles within families; we pray for the divided family of Syria as brother fights against brother, and sister rejects sister. We pray for those whose love of neighbour … Continue reading

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Prayers of thanksgiving – general

(14th century) Meister Eckhart: “If the only prayer you said in your whole live was “Thank –you, That would suffice!” Opening Prayer The whole of Creation shouts its adoration, to You our God; our glorious world proclaims your power and … Continue reading

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The body of Christ – song for communion

The body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12) The body of Christ alive in this place, We are Christ’s hands, his feet and his face. Both women and men and the young and the old Each one is a part that … Continue reading

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