Category Archives: General

New Year prayers and blessings

Resources: Songs for New Year on the Singing from the Lectionary website  (scroll down for more music resources) Jesus, You are the light in our darkness. You bring grace in our sinfulness, peace in our strife, joy in our sadness, … Continue reading

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Advent – general resources

New (2020) from John van de Laar, Sacredise Love life – an Advent and Christmas journey For all of its pain and difficulty, we still have an unquenchable longing for life. We just don’t always know what we need that … Continue reading

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WCC prayer cycle – South Sudan (28June-4July 2020)

There are church leaders from South Sudan in the Uniting Church in Australia and six other denominations and seven different states. Rev. Amel Manyon and Rev. Paul Dau are Uniting Church Ministers, originally from South Sudan. Amel was the first … Continue reading

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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 tablePeople 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 the … 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

An Intercession There is so much wrong in the world, God,Most is of our doing; most is because of our choicesMost suffering and injustice is a result of human unkindnessYet, some is not.Disease and misfortune strike faithful and faithlessThe world … 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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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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