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  • Ordinary time before Lent

     This short collect brings the two values of reverence and respect into the story of creation. The way in which people behave is important if we are to have good relationships with each other and with the fragile world around us. F...

  • Ordinary time before Lent

     This short collect brings the two values of reverence and respect into the story of creation. The way in which people behave is important if we are to have good relationships with each other and with the fragile world around u...

  • Ordinary Time

    A story about the disciples and the way in which they begin to learn about how special Jesus was. We see some very ordinary things such as the washing of nets and special things such as the miraculous catch of fish. In t...

  • Ordinary Time 2

    This is the Lord's Prayer from Matthew's Gospel. Notice that not only is it a prayer in itself it is also a pattern for praying which we can use in our own prayers. It is a prayer which is addressed to 'Father' - the fir...

  • Collect 1 for Trinity

    This Collect makes us think of the world and its problems by describing it as 'wounded'. When we say this prayer we are asking God to help us remember and act upon the values we live by - the Christian values found in the Bible.

  • Collect 2 for Trinity

    In this Collect we are asking for God's strength to follow the example of Jesus so that we do not become proud when we have plenty - when we 'prosper'. We also ask God to 'save us from despair' or give us hope, when we are in need. The ...

  • Prayer for our Community

    In this prayer there are many ideas about God and the way that Christians understand what the Holy Spirit does for families and relationships.

  • (3) Trinity

    The value of thankfulness is important in this Collect. We are asking to remember the goodness and grace of God shown to us in the things that Jesus said and did. Because of this we ask that the value of thankfulness might 'grow'. How c...

  • Prayer for Life and Work

    This is an excellent offertory prayer - in which we ask God to accept our work. It would go well in celebration worship where the work of the week is celebrated.

  • Collect for Pentecost

    This Collect recalls the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost when flames appeared on the heads of the disciples after a great wind from heaven had blown through their house. Breath is often used as a way of de...

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