With strife sweeping through our cities and casualties of the violent events coming to our hospital wards, we choose to stay together. In our emergency room or on the operating bed under the blinding lights, the patient sometimes has no idea of who is taking care of them, bandaging their wounds, or saying those comforting words. In moments like those, there is no ‘Arab’ or ‘Jew’: just human. Some would think it is ironic. We see it as hope for the future. … More A Prayer Update from the Nazareth Trust
Today’s Morning Reflection is based on Matthew 14:22-32 … More Place for Pause – To the Mountains to Pray
Today’s Morning Reflection is based on Lamentations 3. … More Place for Pause – To Lament and to Hope
Starting today and continuing until Saturday 22 August, church members across Scotland and beyond will be taking part in a Week of Prayer. During this time you’ll be able to watch a morning reflection everyday from 8am on the Church of Scotland’s website or social media channels (and by 10am on the Wellington website). For … More Place for Pause – Week of Prayer
by the Rev. Caroline Beckett (vicar at All Saints Church & St James Church in Brightlingsea, Essex), found on Twitter Lord as I put on my mask, let it be a filter For my words pass through as well as my breathing Let through only those words which are helpful breathings of love And stop … More A masking prayer
Lord You bless us as we restRestore us as we sleepYou care for us as we drift offAnd make our dreaming sweet. You are the safest placeYou are the God of GraceForgiven, loved and held by youIs each small seed of faith. You know our thoughts and feelingsYou see our deep desiresYou understand our wearinessAnd … More For His Blessings
O Lord,direct our steps this day into the way of peace,and strengthen our hearts to obey your commandments.May the Dayspring visit us from on high,and give light to those who sit in darknessand the shadow of death,that they may adore you for your mercy,follow you for your truth,desire you for your sweetness,for you are the … More An Ancient Morning Prayer
In our prayers – our heartfelt prayers As ‘why’ and ‘how’ And confusion Make us wonder What sort of a world we live in. Come, Spirit of God, To comfort and hold, To let your tears mingle with those who mourn. Come, to help us begin to make sense Of what is utterly senseless. Come … More For Glasgow….
Lord You bless us as we restRestore us as we sleepYou care for us as we drift offAnd make our dreaming sweet You are the safest placeYou are the God of GraceForgiven, loved and held by youIs each small seed of faith You know our thoughts and feelingsYou see our deep desiresYou understand our wearinessAnd … More Evening Prayer
Give wisdom, Lord, to all in authority, not only leaders of nations but local communities, that actions and words are prompted by the needs of others, not personal gain. That all might ask the question, ‘Who is my neighbour?’ and, as if seeing through your eyes, want nothing but the best for them. source: http://www.faithandworship.com
This is one of the many international recordings of “The Blessing” (by Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship) which have been made during this time of pandemic. The text is based on the Aaronic Blessing (Numbers 6:22-27). The Arabic version includes contributions by 67 people from 16 Arab speaking nations. People from the following … More The Arab World Blessing
Shared by Grace Franklin Today morning, we share with you a very unique version of “Amazing Grace”. 50 countries and languages, one world struggling with COVID-19, all united in one song. Click on the picture below to start the video:
Shared by Helen Sturrock “The Irish Blessing (Beannacht uile-Éireann) is a project inspired by the many international recordings of “The Blessing” (by Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship) which have been made during this time of pandemic. We wanted to honour that inspiration, whilst at the same time, honouring the unique history and culture … More The Irish Blessing – over 300 churches from our island sing a blessing over Ireland and beyond
I do not know when we can gather together again in worship, Lord. So, for now I just ask that: When I sing along in my kitchen to each song on Stevie Wonder’s Songs in The Key of Life Album, that it be counted as praise. (Happy 70thBirthday, SW!) And that when I read the … More I do not know when we can gather together again in worship, Lord.
Seen on the Facebook page of our neighbours Hillhead Baptist Church Source: The London Centre for Spiritual Direction Labyrinths have often been walked to focus one’s mind on God. This lockdown labyrinth has been designed with this extraordinary time in mind. Rather than a journey to the centre, this labyrinth’s twisting turns and long corridors … More Lockdown Labyrinth