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John Birch

"Welcome to this growing resource which started when I needed some prayers for a service I was taking and couldn't find just what I wanted, so wrote my own.

"I've lost track of how many prayers I have now written, but I know that my book 'The Act of Prayer' has over 700 in it, and the majority are not on this site!

"Based as I am on the beautiful South Wales coast, not far from where the early Celtic saints lived and ministered, there are plenty of opportunities to find inspiration for writing, and this platform enables me to share those moments with folk from all over the world - what a privilege!"

John Birch

 Bible STudy

Bible Study Resources

There are Bible Studies for the whole year, including Advent and Lent, available for download. Only one copy needed per small group, lots of discussion starters, easy to print off or distribute, so excellent value. For more information and samples follow this link


 Bible STudy

Prayer in the early Church

It might be assumed that worship in the early Christian Church was fairly spontaneous, used as we are to seeing perhaps the occasional poetic prayer attributed to St Patrick or his contemporaries. We might also think that set orders of service are a relatively modern introduction. Actually, this is not the case.... continued here


Christian Prayer

Hundreds of free to use Christian prayers

Be it seasonal prayers for Advent, Easter, Pentecost or Harvest, or  opening/closing prayers for worship, prayers for peace, forgiveness, healing, creation and lots of other themes, hopefully you will find something suitable!

Check out the index of prayer themes 


Online Bible STudy

FREE Online Bible Study!

An eleven part Bible Study on a broadly Celtic-inspired theme of Faith and Creation, which you can look at online or click the printable version if you want to use it offline or with your local  Bible Study group. Connexions Bible Study


'The Final Week'  - A Lent study for 2019

New Lent bible study

These five studies cover the very busy last few days of Jesus’ life through the Cross to the Resurrection, mainly using the texts from Matthew, Mark and Luke. We look at the people, places and decisions made that culminated in the Easter that we celebrate each year. There are lots of discussion questions along the journey to enable users to think a little deeper about the story, and suggestions for prayer in the lead up to Easter.

This is a story about injustice, doubt, fear, pain and, ultimately, degrading death. It tells how God experienced these things in the same way as ordinary human beings. But the final theme is victory - the victory of Christ over death - and this is why the story cannot end at the Cross and be separated from the story of the Resurrection.

Check out the Bible Study and download a sample study with this link

For more info on all the Bible studies available on the website, head to this page!

Prayers of Life

Advent Bible Study

A collection of over 200 contemporary prayers  for individuals, worship leaders and small groups.

From blessings and prayers at the start of the day, these prayers begin with our own walk with God and spread out to encompass our fellow travellers throughout the world, along with their joys, concerns, needs and conflicts.

The book is available from Amazon, and as a PDF download on this website.

In this confused
and fragile world,
strengthen our faith,
increase our love,
and let your peace
flow through us,
that we might be
an ocean of calm
in what has become
a restless sea.


For more info, and sample prayers, head to this page!

Christian Prayer

New! Prayers in times of quietness

A collection of new prayers for those quieter times of meditation, when we are perhaps more able to hear God's gentle whisper - or a few suggestions for those on a fellowship quiet day.
Christian Prayer

New! Prayers using candles

A collection of new prayers for those who like the idea of lighting a candle (a votive offering) whilst they pray, a tradition in several denominations, following a request for some contemporary votive prayers!

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