Affirmations and prayers

Prayers of the People, prayers of solidarity…

Most recent:

The Spirit of God has long dwelt in this land – Prayers at Matariki

The Dorcas Prayer—for stitchers and crafters and givers

Alphabetical:

A song of Miriam – and for Mothers

Advent prayer—We didn’t expect you so soon

A difficult week—In a week where news headlines have been full of disaster and violence…

Botanic garden prayers—Giving thanks for springtime & public gardens

Confess Forgive Celebrate—We confess our regrets, forgive our own foolishness, and celebrate renewal

Faiths & cultures—Cosmic love – Jesus and people of many faiths

Giving thanks—Offering of symbols, meanings, intentions

Grief and rebirth—Thanks for those who care for us

Journeys, homecoming, manaakitanga, dismantling racism—prayers following the Christchurch mosque attack; parable of lost son & prodigal father

Known in the breaking of bread—poem / reflection on the resurrected Jesus made known to his disciples

O god who we create—may we see ourselves in the god-ness of others

Rainbow Trinity—Christ who manifests in rainbow ways… Genderqueer, cis and bi, ungendered, straight: diverse and beautiful

Raindrops pizzicato—We give thanks for the rainy days as well as the sunny ones

Spirit bubbling—Joyful Spirit bubbling in our celebrations

Stories and messages—Mixed messages and mixed-up ideals

There is one power—We call on the creative life power of the universe

This faith: living as if we matter—This faith might sometimes lead us down unpaved tracks, with people we don’t recognise, to destinations we didn’t plan.

Trinity Spiral Dance—Trinity of parts which form the helix of our DNA, dance us out of complacency

Wind and fire that inspired the apostles—prayers at Pentecost

World communion—We share a common bread with the peoples of the world