Christian Prayers and Worship Resources

Christian Prayers - index of themes



Contemporary  & Traditional Christian Prayers


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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
Prayers for refugees
Encountering God's People
Prayers for the start of a week
Prayers for children and parents
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
Signs of hope in a troubled world

A Few General Themes
Prayers about Jesus, 'The Bread of Life'
Prayers for the Morning
Prayers for the evening
Bible Sunday
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
Litanies
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.'

(Martin Luther)


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.

(Patrick c389-461)


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)


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