Sundays in climate emergency

These climate emergency prayers are offered with the hope that you will help refine them. Please consider responding to some or all of the questions at the end in the comments box to help in the refining and reworking process.

There is a brief guide to the principles informing daily prayer in climate emergency here.

Sunday’s prayers commemorate Jesus’ rising from death.

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Source of all life, as a child to her mother:
We turn to you
Saviour of all life, as music to song:
We turn to you.
Sustainer of all life, as a flower towards the sun:
We turn to you.

Our hearts tell of your word, ‘Seek my face.’
Your face, Lord, will we seek

The Psalms and Reading[s] then a time of quiet and/or shared reflection.

After the readings:
Here ends the reading and reflecting.
Here begins its outworking.

Jesus asks.
Do you Love me?
A few moments to respond inwardly
Together may we say:
Lord, you know that we love you.
Jesus says: “Tend my sheep”, “Follow me”.
Amen.
Amen

A collect may be said.

Blessèd are you, God, redeemer and life-giver;
to you be glory and praise for ever!
In the beginning, you spoke the world into being from the unformed emptiness.
In Christ you spoke the Word of life into the unmaking void of death,
raising your Life from death and enfolding us in that victory.
God of new and eternal life:
Hallowed be your name

We ask for God’s eternal-life-giving to be manifest in our world, saying: Living God:
glorify your name
Concerns for the world and its people are brought before God, either at this point closing with the series of one-line responses below, or after that series or using each one-liner to prompt further prayers. You might consider using the prayers for COP26 resource.

In this world rent with sin and death, let us find blessings and common grace; Living God:
glorify your name.
(especially we consider …)
In our world’s global community and living systems;
Living God:
glorify your name.
(especially we consider …)
In your church as we proclaim your new life in thought and word and deed; Living God:
glorify your name.
(especially we consider …)
Among all whose lives our lives touch, friends, colleagues and families; Living God:
glorify your name.
(especially we consider …)
In our laughter, and tears, in our fear and our hope; Living God:
glorify your name.
(especially we consider …)
In our needs and weakness in our provision and supply; Living God:
glorify your name.  
(we consider our own needs before God …)
Glorify your name, Provisioning God:
glorify your name in all the earth
[Rewritten from a prayer in Patterns of Worship, 1995]

Ever-compassionate God, we come to you sorrowing for dishonouring you and for our part in the marring of creation and disrespect for our neighbours.
Recollection of what we need to confess.
We have lived aside from truth and away from fullness of Life.
Merciful God, forgive us.
And restore us to life.
We have laid others in the tomb of our unforgiveness, withholding the word of life.
Forgive us, Merciful God
And restore us to life-giving.
Let us attend; Christ breathes upon us the peace and forgiveness of God.
a moment for quiet reflection on our forgiveness.
Who will rescue us from this body of death?
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!

As we seek to forge a new future living the new life of Christ let us reflect on what the coming hours may bring, and pause to recognise the unexpected and unforeseeable will be part of our future .

When temptation seems to entomb us,
Roll away the stone.
When our values seem tested to destruction
Raise our hopes to new life.
When good and right ways ahead seem closed,
Help us to find your way through.
When we go forward expecting to anoint the dead
Surprise us with your Life.
When we walk in the old order of sin and death
Walk beside us, remind us of your purposes and reveal yourself to us afresh.
You have created us in Christ for good,
Help us to walk the paths you have prepared for us.

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Questions, having prayed these words: are there any phrases or structures that you found helpful or that you particularly liked? Are there any changes that occurred to you that could be helpful? Is there anything missing or that needs tweaking?.

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Saturdays in climate emergency

These climate emergency prayers are offered with the hope that you will help refine them. Please consider responding to some or all of the questions at the end in the comments box to help in the refining and reworking process.

Saturday’s prayers use themes related to Christ’s light and life being brought to the darkness of world and death.

There is a brief guide to the principles informing daily prayer in climate emergency here.

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You are the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.
Your word is a lantern to our feet
and a light upon our paths.
Sustain us according to your promise
and we shall live.
My soul faints with longing for your salvation,
and in your word have I put my hope.

Psalm[s] and reading[s].

The word that goes out from God’s mouth shall not return empty,
it shall accomplish God’s purpose,
and succeed in what it is sent to do.

Quiet and/or shared reflection.

Canticle of the day, below, may be used or a hymn.

Great and wonderful are your deeds, Lord God the Almighty.
Just and true are your ways, O ruler of the nations.
Who shall not revere and praise your name, O Lord?
For you alone are holy.
All nations shall come and worship in your presence:
for your just dealings have been revealed.
To the One who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honour and glory and might,
for ever and ever. Amen.

[Adapted from text © The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England]

A collect may be said

O Lord, open our lips
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Blessèd are You, O Most High God, we are awed and give you honour for with you is the well of life,
In your light we see light.
Praise and thanksgiving, silent or aloud.
God in heaven; You are as a father and a mother to us,
Hallowed be your name

Let your light chase the shadows from the situations we bring you now in our concern.
We recall people, planet and events before God, silently or aloud. You might consider using the prayers for COP26 resource.
In the kingdom of light, death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more and God will wipe away every tear.

Faithful One, reconcile us with the rest of your Creation; ripen the first fruits of your will on earth:
Your kindom come.

Grow Christ’s governance and extend Christ’s peace.

Faithful One, reconcile us with the rest of your Creation, ripen the first fruits of your will on earth:
Your kindom come.

Let your Spirit fill all things: may all flesh know you and creation’s groaning be ended.

Faithful One, reconcile us with the rest of your Creation, ripen the first fruits of your will on earth:
Your kingdom come.

As we seek to walk in the Light, you work to supply our need
sharing of needs, silently or aloud ….
Seeking first your righteousness
All things needful shall be granted.

Jesus proclaimed ‘The Kingdom of God is at hand, change your outlook and commit yourselves to the Good News’
We pause to recognise what of our life needs to change in the light of God’s Reign.
When the shadows we have cast have hidden the light for others,
Father forgive.
We reflect on what we may need to forgive
We forgive the shadows others have cast on our lives.
Father forgive.
This we call to mind and therefore we have hope:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
God’s mercies never come to an end:
They are new every morning,
Great is your faithfulness, O Lord:
great is your faithfulness.
[Lamentations 3:19 ff]

We reflect on the coming day: its potential challenges to us being Good News, recognising we may face things we are not prepared for.

In all that today may bring; the anticipated and the surprising, the pleasant and the testing; go before us, alert us to the real issues,
strengthen us for Good,
awaken us if we sleepwalk into sin,
show us the way out of the Darkness
and fill us with love, hope and peace
as we cling fast to you.
Amen.

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Questions, having prayed these words: are there any phrases or structures that you found helpful or that you particularly liked? Are there any changes that occurred to you that could be helpful? Is there anything missing or that needs tweaking?

There is a brief guide to the principles informing daily prayer in climate emergency here.

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Fridays in climate emergency

These climate emergency prayers are offered with the hope that you will help refine them. Please consider responding to some or all of the questions at the end in the comments box to help in the refining and reworking process.

On Fridays, many of the prayers reflect the theme of the temptations, the passion and crucifixion of Christ.

There is a brief guide to the principles informing daily prayer in climate emergency here.

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As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul longs after you, O God.
My soul thirsts for you, the living God.

What is it that we seek?
We seek God’s reign and righteousness.
Let’s seek with all our reflecting
Amen. God be our wisdom.
Let’s seek with all our attentiveness
Amen. God be our centre
Let’s seek with all our valuing
Amen. God be our vision.
Let’s seek with all our efforts
Amen. God be our souls’ shelter

On the cross, Jesus framed fracturing-life’s ebb with words from scripture,
May we frame our lives’ flow primed by God’s word. Let us attend!

Psalm[s] and reading[s].
A reflective pause… A collect may be said

Jesus call us to faith in Him.
…. [pause for reflection]
Lord, we believe,
help us in our unbelief.

The Song of Christ’s Glory

Though in the form of God,
Christ disregarded equality with God
as something to be held.
Jesus disrobed himself,
taking on the form of a slave.
Born in human likeness;
found in human form.
Christ humbled himself
bowing even to death on a cross.
So God highly exalted him
giving him the name above every name.
meaning at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

[From Philippians 2]

We will give God thanks:
You are our help and our God.
Blessèd and hallowed be your name, compassionate, gracious and merciful God: you seek us out in the desert wastes of our sin, you exchange beauty of reconciliation for the ashes of our rebellion, and you set within our hearts a bittersweet delight in what you have made.

Further praise and thanks may be shared.

Father in heaven
Hallowed be your name.


The forces that brought Jesus to the Cross still act, driving us all towards End of life, we pray for those who hunger and thirst for all to be made right, that they may be filled

Your kingdom come, your will be done:
Let us live by the word that comes from your mouth.

In a world full, and ever fuller, of insecurity and danger, we pray for the protection of the vulnerable

Your kingdom come, your will be done:
Let us live by the word that comes from your mouth.

In a world where powers and wealth slip from accountability, we pray for those who make decisions affecting the lives of people and planet

Your kingdom come, your will be done:
Let us live by the word that comes from your mouth.

In a world needing the ministry of angels in many guises, some unawares, we pray for the needs and concerns known to us.

Your kingdom come, your will be done:
Let us live by the word that comes from your mouth.

In a world where there is bread enough for all, we remember those who do not have and pray for the will and means of supply, globally and locally. In the abundance of this earth preserve and repair the web of life which sustains us.
You might consider using the prayers for COP26 resource.
Your kingdom come, your will be done:
Let us live by the word that comes from your mouth
seeking first your kingdom & righteousness, may all things needful be added to us.
Prayers for needs may be voiced….
You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

Search us, O God, and know our hearts;
test and know our thoughts.
See if there is any wicked way in us,
and lead us in the way everlasting
[see Ps.139:23-4]
pause for reflection

Our souls cleave to the dust;  
give us life according to your word.
Take from us the way of falsehood;   
be gracious to us.
We would run in the way of your forgiveness:
set our hearts at liberty.

O Soul be joyful; the loving God stretches out his merciful hand to you.

Make us instruments of your peace:
and let your glory be over all the earth.
…pause to reflect on the coming day…
Tempted to breaden stones:
May your Word give us life.
Tested by intimations of invincibility:
Make us wise in your ways.
Trialled by the seductions of power:
Keep us true to you.

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Thursdays in climate emergency

These climate emergency prayers are offered with the hope that you will help refine them. Please consider responding to some or all of the questions at the end in the comments box to help in the refining and reworking process.

Thursday’s prayers tend to reflect the theme of the season of Epiphany.

There is a brief guide to the principles informing daily prayer in climate emergency here.

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Let us pray that the flame of God’s loving presence may spring up in our hearts and transform us by the knowledge of divine glory.
A light may be lit as the following prayer is said by all:
We take refuge in God’s earthing in flesh;
immersion in death;
rising to Life.
We take refuge in the Love of God;
the Good News of Christ;
the prayers of the faithful.

[Based on a prayer from the Church of South India]

As we hear the scriptures read, may they lead us to the Christ. And may we find in Jesus the fulfilment of all our searching.
Psalm[s] and reading[s]. There may be a time of quiet and/or shared reflection.A framework for reflection may be used.When the readings and reflection are finished…

Blessed are those who hear the word of God
And do it.
Jesus calls us to continue to follow him.

Lord Christ Jesus, we hear your call.
To whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life.
We believe and know you are the Holy One of God. 

A collect may be said

The Nunc dimittis (The Song of Simeon)  or some other, may be said or sung together.

Now, Lord, you let your servant go in peace:
your word has been fulfilled.
My own eyes have seen the salvation
which you have prepared in the sight of every people:
a light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.

ELLC version of Luke 2:29-32
Hallowed be your name, in the Beloved by the Spirit;
as in the beginning, so now and for ever. Amen.

Be exalted O God, above the heavens
Your glory is throughout the earth.
Your loving-kindness is higher than the heavens
Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
expressions of praise and thanks may be made silently or aloud
Our God in heaven, father and mother to us,
Hope of creation, Fulfilling the promise of the ages
Hallowed be your name!

In a world needing wisdom to read its own stars, faithful God,
glorify your name.
Among those who are excluded and held at the margins, faithful God,
glorify your name.
In lifting up the lowly and filling the hungry with good things, faithful God,
glorify your name
In the search for meaning and fullness of life, faithful God,
glorify your name.
In the naming and framing of new knowledge, faithful God,
glorify your name.
In serving and keeping the earth, faithful God,
glorify your name
In resistance to pollution, exploitation and extinction, faithful God,
glorify your name

other petitions. Please consider using the prayers for COP26 resource.

In meek pursuit of God’s just and gentle ways, we find ourselves in need of means and sustenance
Pause to recognise our needs
As you provide for us, sustain us and equip us to serve you, faithful God,
glorify your name.

Yet our ways have too often not followed after God’s wisdom and we have obstructed God’s priorities.
Pause to bring our wrongs repentantly to God
As we turn from our sins and turn to Christ this day
faithful God,
glorify your name.
And we have failed to extend to others the courtesy of the forgiveness and forbearance we ourselves enjoy and rely upon.
we recall before God any grudges or vengefulness we harbour ..
As we forgo our claims on others for revenge. and recompense for wrongs
faithful God,
glorify your name.

As we seek to be guided by the star of Christ’s coming and be faithful to our baptism, let us reflect on what challenges to our faithfulness and integrity the coming hours may bring, and pause respectfully before the many unknowns of our future.
Pause for recollection.
Today into our lives we weave
The ways of God with the air we breathe.
Facing times of trial and stress
We call upon God’s power to bless.
When we pass through joyful things
We make to God our thanksgivings.
All who in body or mind we meet
may God through us both touch and greet.
In every task and deed that’s done
We weave the purpose of the Son.

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Wednesdays in climate emergency

These climate emergency prayers are offered with the hope that you will help refine them. Please consider responding to some or all of the questions at the end in the comments box to help in the refining and reworking process.

Wednesday’s prayers draw on the themes of Christ’s incarnation.

There is a brief guide to the principles informing daily prayer in climate emergency here.

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Through the Word, all was made that has been made.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us
Pause

We take refuge in God’s earthing in flesh;
immersion in death;
rising to Life.
We take refuge in the Love of God;
the Good News of Christ;
the prayers of the faithful.

As we hear the scriptures read, may they lead us to the Christ and may we find in Jesus the fulfilment of all our searching.
Psalm(s) and reading[s].
Blessed are those who hear the word of God
And obey it.
There may be a time of quiet and/or shared reflection.
A framework for reflection, using the pattern of the Lord’s prayer may be used. When readings and reflection are done
, a collect may be used.

Mary’s Song (based on the Magnificat -The Song of Mary) may be said (or sung)
Based on the ELLC translation of Luke 1:46-55

My soul proclaims your greatness O Lord;
my spirit rejoices in you O God our Saviour,
You have looked with favour on your lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call us blessed:
Almighty, you have done great things for us,
and holy is your name.
You have mercy on those who fear you
from generation to generation.
You have shown strength with your arm
and scattered the proud in their conceit,
casting down the mighty from their thrones
and lifting up the lowly.
You have filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.
You have come to the help of your servant Israel,
remembering your promise of mercy,
the promise made to our forebears,
to Abraham and his children forever.

Glory to God in the highest:
how glorious is your name in all the world.
Holy, holy holy, Lord, God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory!

…expressions of of praise and thanks …

O God, you have done great things for us
And holy is your name.

Let everything that has breath flourish and fulfil your purposes, O God!
May your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and come on earth.
Father, may your will be fleshed out:
on earth as in heaven.
You desire the liberation of creation in bondage to decay
Father, may your will be be fleshed out:
on earth as in heaven.
You call for peace and justice
Father, may your will be be fleshed out:
on earth as in heaven.
You want all to come to a knowledge of salvation
Father, may your will be be fleshed out:
on earth as in heaven.
Concerns and biddings for the the world’s good and God’s agenda are mentioned here. You could use the prayers for COP26 resource.

With the bread we need for today, feed us.
Into what will sustain our life in you, lead us.
… reflection and requests for daily bread and provision.
We look to you to supply our need, be our provider and strength.
Father, may your will be be fleshed out:
on earth as in heaven.

Forgiving God, we recognise that we have avoided your call, shirked responsibilities and mis-stewarded your gifts to us.

God forgive us
And Let grace live within us
Sharing God; we have resisted expressing your life and bringing to birth your kin-dom.

God forgive us
And Let grace live within us

God who first loved us, help us to love others by forgiving.

God forgive us
And Let grace live within us
There may be silence to reflect on forgiving. After an appropriate interval, words of forgiveness may be said.

As we seek to live embodying the values and commitments of God’s just and gentle Rule, let us reflect on likely forthcoming challenges to our faithfulness and integrity, and let’s recognise our future has many unknowns to wrongfoot us.

We are called to bear Christ into our world. With Mary we ask, how can this be?

We take to heart the Angel’s reply:
The power of the Most High will overshadow you; with God it is possible:
Let it be to us according to your Word.

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Tuesdays in climate emergency

These climate emergency prayers are offered with the hope that you will help refine them. Please consider responding to some or all of the questions at the end in the comments box to help in the refining and reworking process.

Tuesday’s prayers tend to draw on the themes of Christ’s return and the consummation of creation at the End of all things.

There is a brief guide to the principles informing daily prayer in climate emergency here.

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We will listen to what the Lord God will say
for God shall speak peace to his people
to the faithful shall God speak
that we do not turn again to folly     [from Psalm 85:8].

Pause to recognise God’s presence.

My soul faints with longing for your salvation,
and in your word have I put my hope.

Psalm[s] and reading[s]. When they have been read a collect may be said.

                                Reflection. A framework for reflection is available

Zechariah’s Praise may be said (other canticles available):
Blessed are you, Lord God of Israel;
you have come to your people and set us free.
You have raised up for us a mighty Saviour,
born of the house of your servant David.
Through your holy prophets you promised of old
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all who hate us;
to show mercy to our forebears
and to remember your holy covenant.
This was the oath you swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
free to worship you without fear,
holy and righteous before you,
all the days of our life.
In your tender compassion, O God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

                              Based on the ELLC version of the Song of Zachariah aka The Benedictus.


We wait upon your loving-kindness, O God,
in the midst of creation, your temple.
As with your name, O God,
so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth;
your right hand is full of justice.
and your mercy is over all your creatures.
when any further expressions of praise and thanks have been shared:

Gracious compassionate God, your Dayspring scatters the deathly shades haunting our darkness: as your beloved children, we rejoice:
Hallowed be your name

Bring about your Reign, O God
Let Godly hopes prevail.
A day is coming and has already begun, when all good hopes will blossom and wickedness will die back never to re-germinate. Just and merciful God, hasten that Day and in this age give us a foretaste of your new creation: Bring about your Reign, O God
let Godly hopes prevail.
                       Concerns and biddings for the good of the world ( You might consider using the prayers for COP26 resource).
In that day, the groaning of creation will be fulfilled in freedom and glory. Bring about your Reign, O God
Let Godly hopes prevail.

In that day, death and mourning, crying and pain will be no more
and God will wipe away every tear. Bring about your Reign, O God
Let Godly hopes prevail.

In that Day, your Spirit will fill all things and all shall know you.
Bring about your Reign, O God
Let Godly hopes prevail.

As we walk the path of your Dream of a healed creation, a peaceable kindom and a beloved community, may we know your hand supplying our needs.
                      … recalling of needs in silence or aloud
In giving our daily bread,
Bring about your Reign, O God
Let Godly hopes prevail.

Give us this day the courage and insight to forgive others as you forgive us our trespasses …

Like carbon to the atmosphere:
We have added to the world’s woes
Like nutrients from the soil;
We have taken without restoring.
Like heat to the oceans
We have sown destruction

Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.
                       A moment of silence for reception of God’s mercy and grace …
in our forgiving and being forgiven:
Bring in your Reign, O God
Let Godly hopes prevail.

As we seek to forge a new future living the new life of Christ, let us reflect on what challenges to our faithfulness and integrity the coming hours may bring, and pause before the many unknowns of our future

When we are assailed by temptation
strengthen us.
when our commitment to your Love is put to trial,
save us.
When evil ensnares
free us.
For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
now and forever. Amen

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Mondays in climate emergency

These climate emergency prayers are offered with the hope that you will help refine them. Please consider responding to some or all of the questions at the end in the comments box to help in the refining and reworking process.

There is a brief guide to the principles informing daily prayer in climate emergency here.

You can listen and join in using this podcast link.

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God is the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it. [Isaiah 42:5]

Who is it that we seek?
We seek God: Maker, Begotten and Upholding.
Let’s seek God with all our heart
Amen. God be our centre.
Let’s seek God with all our soul
Amen. God be our vision.
Let’s seek God with all our mind
Amen. God be our wisdom.
Let’s seek God with all our strength
Amen. God be our souls’ shelter.

God, by your Spirit, move over the face of our hearts and minds.
order our decisions, enliven our attitudes and
enlighten our thinking; enticing our reflection towards  your Wisdom.
pause…
Reader: Let us listen for the word of life.
The Psalms and readings are announced and read. When all have been read:
Reader: God has sent forth the word
May it not return empty.
A framework for reflection, using the pattern of the Lord’s prayer may be used. We resume with a canticle:

You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honour and power,
for you made all things,
by your will everything persists
and was created *

Hallowed be your name in the Beloved by the Spirit;
as in the beginning, so now and for ever. Amen.

A collect may be said

Everliving God, the heavens declare your praise and yet cannot contain your glory. We join with all creation in honouring you.
Expressions of praise and thanks may be shared here
Blessèd are you, creator God;
to you be glory and praise for ever!
Your Breath was over the unformed creation, and your Spirit overshadowed Mary as the Christ was enwombed, and now flares up, intimating your delight in us, reassuring that we are your children,
Our God In heaven, you are as a father and a mother to us:
Hallowed be your name!

Creator God, send your Spirit forth to bring abundant life to human desolations: free us with truth; awaken us to the urgencies of just such times as this; empower the dispossessed.
You might consider using the prayers for COP26 resource.… prayers or biddings, ending with:
Send forth your Spirit:
And renew the face of the earth. **
Create justice,
Grow peace
Renew creation.
… prayers or biddings, ending with:
Send forth your Spirit:
And renew the face of the earth.
Everliving Lover of our souls, you draw all people to yourself, wooing us Spirit to spirit. We remember before you hearts and minds in need of turning to truth, life and love.
 prayers or biddings. The leader ends this section with:
Send forth your Spirit:
And renew the face of the earth.

Passionately faithful God; may the eternal flame of your Spirit burn in our souls and warm the lives we touch in person, process or in prayer.
prayers or biddings may be added here, ending with
Breathe your Spirit forth:
And renew the depths of our lives.

Provisioning God upholding all things by your Spirit, sustain us with the daily bread which earth has given and human hands have made
prayers or biddings for God’s provision may be added here, ending with
Breathe your Spirit forth:
And renew the depths of our lives.

We acknowledge that we have doused your Spirit, turned aside from Wisdom and begrudged others

Set aside our wrongs, we implore, help us to truly turn
to know
and offer
joyful forgiveness,

Breathe your Spirit forth:
And renew the depths of our lives.
Let us attend; Christ breathes upon us the peace and forgiveness of God.
a moment for quiet reflection on our forgiveness.

Father may your Spirit overshadow us: in all that challenges; do not let us fall away from you.
before God we think about the coming hours.
When we are becalmed
blow us forward into your purposes.
If we grow cold towards your ways and purposes,
Rekindle your love in our spirits.
If we find ourselves tested in a dry place,
Water our souls.
In our living of this day:
yours be the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Notes

 *  Revelation 4:11
** See Psalm 104:30

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Questions, having prayed these words: are there any phrases or structures that you found helpful or that you particularly liked? Are there any changes that occurred to you that could be helpful? Is there anything missing or that needs tweaking?

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