Category Archives: Prayer

7pm Candle Prayers

Each day we will be sharing Candle Prayers at 7pm. Do join with us from where ever you are. We will be sharing photos of your candles so do please share them with us by emailing them to Paul or Alice.

New fig tree leaf

Observe the commands of the Lord your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land – a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig-trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.

When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock. He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you. You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’ But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.

Deuteronomy 8:6-18

7pm Candle Prayers

Each day we will be sharing Candle Prayers at 7pm. Do join with us from where ever you are. We will be sharing photos of your candles so do please share them with us by emailing them to Paul or Alice.

Celendine

‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

‘And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:25-34

7pm Candle Prayers

Each day we will be sharing Candle Prayers at 7pm. Do join with us from where ever you are. We will be sharing photos of your candles so do please share them with us by emailing them to Paul or Alice.

Quince flower bud

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,
for an everlasting sign,
that will endure forever.”

Isaiah 55:8-13

7pm Candle Prayers

Each day we will be sharing Candle Prayers at 7pm. Do join with us from where ever you are. We will be sharing photos of your candles so do please share them with us by emailing them to Paul or Alice.

Apple blossom

The desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom;
it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,
the splendour of Carmel and Sharon;
they will see the glory of the Lord,
the splendour of our God.

Strengthen the feeble hands,
steady the knees that give way;
say to those with fearful hearts,
“Be strong, do not fear;
your God will come,
he will come with vengeance;
with divine retribution
he will come to save you.”

Then will the eyes of the blind be opened
and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
Then will the lame leap like a deer,
and the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
and streams in the desert.
The burning sand will become a pool,
the thirsty ground bubbling springs.
In the haunts where jackals once lay,
grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.

And a highway will be there;
it will be called the Way of Holiness;
it will be for those who walk on that Way.
The unclean will not journey on it;
wicked fools will not go about on it.
No lion will be there,
nor any ravenous beast;
they will not be found there.
But only the redeemed will walk there,
and those the Lord has rescued will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

Isaiah 35

Wednesday Candle Prayers 22 April 2020

Wednesday night candle prayers from the home of Hayley

7pm Candle Prayers

Each day we will be sharing Candle Prayers at 7pm.

On Wednesdays we hope to have a live streamed Candle Prayers on our Facebook page using this liturgy. This week Hayley will be leading us from her home.

Do join with us from where ever you are. We will be sharing photos of your candles so do please share them with us by emailing them to Paul or Alice.

Today is Earth Day, let’s celebrate God’s creation and our dwelling place

How lovely is your dwelling place,
Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.

Psalm 84:1-4

7pm Candle Prayers

Each day we will be sharing Candle Prayers at 7pm. Do join with us from where ever you are. We will be sharing photos of your candles so do please share them with us by emailing them to Paul or Alice.

Jan – Compassion

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

7pm Candle Prayers

Each day we will be sharing Candle Prayers at 7pm. Do join with us from where ever you are. We will be sharing photos of your candles so do please share them with us by emailing them to Paul or Alice.

Jan

Praised be you my Lord for our sister Mother Earth who gives us coloured flowers

Candle prayers with St Francis.

7pm Candle Prayers

Each day we will be sharing Candle Prayers at 7pm. Do join with us from where ever you are. We will be sharing photos of your candles so do please share them with us by emailing them to Paul or Alice.

Marcus

The words I have spoken to you – they are full of the Spirit and life.

John 6:63

7pm Candle Prayers

Each day we will be sharing Candle Prayers at 7pm. Do join with us from where ever you are. We will be sharing photos of your candles so do please share them with us by emailing them to Paul or Alice.

Jackie and Pippa had prayers just before an online family quiz, involving a long list of art materials before we even start…

History repeats itself: poem written in 1869 by Kathleen O’Mara, reprinted during 1919 flu Pandemic.

And people stayed at home
And read books
And listened
And they rested
And did exercises
And made art and played
And learned new ways of being
And stopped and listened
More deeply
Someone meditated, someone prayed
Someone met their shadow
And people began to think differently
And people healed.
And in the absence of people who
Lived in ignorant ways
Dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
The earth also began to heal
And when the danger ended and
People found themselves
They grieved for the dead
And made new choices
And dreamed of new visions
And created new ways of living
And completely healed the earth
Just as they were healed.