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Candle lighting

Lighting of the Community Candle The Community Candle is lit We light this flame as a symbol of the creativity of our faith: the creativity to explore new avenues of religious insight; the creativity to develop a caring community; the creativity … Continue reading

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Communion – various

Reflection on sharing around a table People of faith understand just how sacred the act of gathering around a table for can be. It was around a shared table that Jesus taught some of his most important lessons, while in … 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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Lament

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) Let us pray: O God to those who have hunger, give bread to those who have bread, … 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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