Listening, Preaching & Reflecting

From Pride To Humility

Father, take us to the place where we are saved from pride and arrogance and Christ’s humility is everything, where we lift up clean hands and pure hearts to You. Take us to the place where we no longer shrink in fear from the mountains before us but look upon them with joy, where we see clearly and our decisions…


Dying & Loss

Funeral Prayer

Lord God, You have not made us for darkness and death, But for life with you for ever. Without you we have nothing to hope for, With you we have nothing to fear. Lift us from anxiety and set the light of your love before us. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.   – A traditional Lutheran funeral prayer.


Thanksgiving Prayer – J.F. Starck

Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good, His mercy endures for ever. O God, how great is your mercy to us! Again this year you have given us food and drink. You have preserved the harvest. Heaven has heard the cry of the earth, and the earth has brought forth abundantly. You have given us rains in season.…


Ancient, Easter & New Life

I Arise Today – St Patrick

I arise today In Christ who rose for me, And in whose power is life itself. I arise today, Through the strength of Christ’s birth and baptism, Through the strength of his crucifixion and burial, Through the strength of his resurrection and ascension, Through the strength of his descent for the judgment of Doom. I arise today Through the love…


Easter & New Life

The Stone Has Been Rolled Away

When the broken come to wholeness, when the wounded come to healing, when the frightened come to trusting, the stone has been rolled away. When the lonely find friendship, when the hurt find new loving, when the worried find peace, the stone has been rolled away. When we share instead of taking, when we stroke instead of striking, when we…


Longing, Peace

Apollo 8 Peace Prayer

Give us, O God, the vision which can see Your love in the world in spite of human failure.  Give us the faith to trust Your goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness.  Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts.  And show us what each one of us can do to set forward…


Ancient, Confession, Short

The Prayer Of Ambrose

O Lord, all merciful: Light within me the fire of your Holy Spirit. Take away this heart of stone and give a heart of flesh and blood, a heart to love and adore you, a heart which may delight in you, love you and praise you, for Christ’s sake. Amen.

Communion Eucharist

Grain & Grapes

We give you thanks, Father, for the life and truth revealed in Jesus Christ: Yours is the glory for ever and ever. As the grain once scattered in the fields, And the grapes once dispersed on the hillside, are now united on this table in bread and wine, So, Lord may your whole church seen be gathered together, From the…


Christmas, Intercession

Christ Shine In Our Darkness

Jesus Christ, you come to transfigure us and to renew us in the image of God: shine in our darkness. Jesus Christ, light of our hearts, you know our thirst: lead us to the wellspring of your Gospel. Jesus Christ, light of the world, you shine on every human being: enable us to discern your presence in each person. Jesus…