This is a personal collection of prayers written to be used in private and public worship, together with a selection of worship resources. There is an influence in all these prayers from the Christian heritage of worship that we have inherited in Britain and Ireland from the earliest days of missionary activity - generally referred to as Celtic Christianity.
In the prayers that I have written, the aim is to make them accessible. Too often, I have found that books of prayers contain many many which I could not use in services due to the language used/ thoughts expressed not relating to the congregations that I minister to, and I have sought to redress this by writing prayers that can be used in most situations.
If you find them a blessing then why not purchase one of the prayer collections?
The prayers naturally gather under various headings as shown below
|Prayers for the Seasons of the Year|
|Prayers for Spring|
|Prayers for Summer|
|Prayers for Autumn|
|Prayers for Winter|
|Prayers for the Celtic Year|
|The Celtic Year, Introduction|
|The Celtic Year, Samhain|
|The Celtic Year, Beltain|
|The Celtic Year, Imbolc|
|The Celtic Year, Lughnasadh|
|The Celtic Year, Winter Solstice|
|Praying through the Church Year|
|Opening prayers for worship|
|Resources for the seasons of the Church year|
|Prayers for Advent|
|Prayers for Christmas|
|Advent & Christmas Resources|
|Prayers for Epiphany|
|Prayers for Lent|
|Prayers for Easter|
|Prayers for Pentecost|
|Prayers for Harvest|
|Praying through the Lectionary year|
|The Journey of Faith|
|Prayers for repentance / confession|
|Prayers about temptation|
|Prayers about acceptance|
|Prayers about discipleship|
|Prayers about Christian calling|
|Prayers about Guidance|
|Prayers about Christian Faith|
|Prayers about Love|
|Prayers of Praise and Adoration|
|Prayers of Thanksgiving|
|Prayers about encountering God|
|Prayers about The Cross|
|Prayers about the Christian journey|
|Out There in the World|
|Living in God's world|
|Prayers on a theme of Creation|
|Prayers for times of conflict and disaster|
|Prayers for those looking for justice|
|Encountering God's People|
|Prayers for the start of a week|
|Prayers for friends and family|
|Prayers on a theme of Healing|
|Prayers for Comfort and Reassurance|
|Prayers for those under stress and lacking peace|
|Prayers for those growing old|
|Prayers for those who mourn|
|A Few General Themes|
|Prayers about Jesus, 'The Bread of Life'|
|Prayers for the Morning|
|Prayers for the evening|
|Prayers for the Offertory|
|Christian blessings and benedictions|
|Christian blessings for a house|
|Opening and closing prayers|
|Prayers From Other Sources|
|Celtic blessings and prayers|
|Early Christian Prayers|
|Carmina Gadelica - traditional Scottish prayers|
|The Stowe Missal (a very early liturgy considered to be Celtic in origin and pre 600AD). This is a pdf of a translation found on the web and assumed to be freely available.|
|St Patrick's Breastplate prayer|
|Blessings and Benedictions|
|Prayers attributed to St Francis of Assisi|
|Rule of Saint Augustine|
|Rule of Saint Columba|
|Rule of Saint Benedict|
|New hymns for worship|
|A Prayer Labyrinth - Great ideas for churches from Jane James which I'm pleased to share - they are easy to follow, instructions on the downloaded pdf. Labyrinths available - Lent - Summer - Personal|
|Responsive Prayers - Litanies and Liturgies|
|Liturgy Themes: Spirit | Wholeness | Healing | Body | Sacrifice | Chosen | People Creation | Raised with Christ | God of Expression | Family | Revelation | Worship|
'God writes the Gospel
not in the Bible alone
but also on the trees
and in the flowers
clouds and stars.'
Our God, God of all men
God of heaven and earth, seas and rivers,
God of sun and moon, of all the stars,
God of high mountain and lowly valley,
God over heaven, and in heaven, and under heaven.
He has a dwelling in heaven and earth and sea
and in all things that are in them.
He inspires all things, he quickens all things.
He is over all things, he supports all things.
He makes the light of the sun to shine,
He surrounds the moon and the stars,
He has made wells in the arid earth,
Placed dry islands in the sea.
He has a Son co-eternal with himself...
And the Holy Spirit breathes in them;
Not separate are the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
May God the Father bless us;
may Christ take care of us;
the Holy Ghost enlighten us all the days of our life.
The Lord be our defender and keeper of body and soul,
both now and for ever, to the ages of ages.
(Æthelwold c 908-984)
There is also a Daily Prayer Cycle which you might like to follow