A masking 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

For His Blessings

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

For Glasgow….

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….

Evening 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 Evening Prayer

The Irish Blessing – over 300 churches from our island sing a blessing over Ireland and beyond

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.

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.

Lockdown Labyrinth

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

Join “Thy Kingdom Come” starting today

From The Church of Scotland Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that calls on Christians of all denominations to join together in prayer from Ascension to Pentecost. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, has joined the Scottish Church Leaders Forum in encouraging everyone to … More Join “Thy Kingdom Come” starting today

The UK Blessing — Churches sing ‘The Blessing’ over the UK

By The UK Blessing submitted by Roger Sturrock At this unique and challenging time in the United Kingdom over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come together online to sing a blessing over our land. Standing together as one, their desire is that this song will fill you with hope and encourage … More The UK Blessing — Churches sing ‘The Blessing’ over the UK

Thy Kingdom Come invites us to pray from Ascension to Pentecost

From The Church of Scotland  Rt Rev Colin Sinclair is encouraging everyone to join in prayer from Ascension Day on 21 May to Pentecost on Sunday 31 May through the ecumenical prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come. In a letter mailed to congregations across Scotland the Moderator says, ” If there is one thing that is … More Thy Kingdom Come invites us to pray from Ascension to Pentecost