Category Archives: Prayers for Worship

milkweed

there is nothing so apparently lifeless as a milkweed pod in the autumn nothing so apparently lifeless as a stone shrouded tomb more will be revealed there is nothing as pernicious as a milkweed seed in a farmer’s field there … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Communion Prayer

Communion Prayer (sung response 756 NCH) Gathering around the table as we celebrate new life borning,
 we remember so many stories shared around tables; tables where bread is broken and cup is poured out, where families gather and generations share, … Continue reading

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prayer for time of transition

Prayer of Dedication (for day of transition) For the wisdom of our elders bringing us safely to this place; God of our yesterday, we give you thanks. For the vision of new generations opening windows to new views; God of … Continue reading

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Table Prayer for a progressive Christian community…

Welcome: And so we gather at the table. We come from many places, differing in age, differing in race, differing in orientation, politics and even religion. As we come together around the table we discover that our differences are not … Continue reading

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Call to worship… psalm 23 and beyond

Caught in the echo chamber of negativity and scarcity it is hard, Holy One, to hear your call: to a place of abundance. Caught by the searing cruelty trumpeted in the headlines it is hard, Holy One, to hear your … Continue reading

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Rainbow Fish Tree Prayers

Litany (early in worship): Holy One, you have created humans with an array of differences but we have allowed our differences to divide us. We have failed to embrace the gift of diversity that you continue to offer, and in … Continue reading

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Litany for Lent A

Lenten Petition for Year A (Inspired by Iona Com’ty Worship Book) (2002) Because temptation is woven into the fabric of our lives, and we know the weariness of forty days in the desert, and the beckoning power of sweet fruit, … Continue reading

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prayers for Proper 11

Invocation Weary God you who crept into human skin skin that was tired and weak skin that needed Sabbath rest skin that felt harried and pained… Weary God be gentle with us as we gather in our neediness. Call to … Continue reading

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