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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.

"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


Christian Prayer

New! Prayers about relationships

Jesus told his disciples (and that includes us) to love others as we have been loved by him. Love God, love others is at the heart of what living the Christian faith is all about, but the problem is that we're only human! Here's a collection of new prayers about our relationships and the struggles that we sometimes face... 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!

If you can't find prayers for a particular need or occasion then let me know - I'm always up for a challenge!

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


'Firm Foundations' - A four part Bible study

Firm foundations

‘Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”’ (Matthew 16:17-18)

These four studies give us an overview of the birth of the Christian Church, from the Resurrection appearances of Jesus and his Great Commission to make disciples of all nations, to Pentecost, the day to day issues of being Church, a few teething problems, unity and disunity, worship, persecution and the outward spread from Jerusalem to the surrounding countries!

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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