Thursday prayer: Soften our hearts.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. I will remove your stony heart from your body and replace it with a living one… Ezekiel 36:26 CEB We pray for God to soften our hearts… We pray for relationships in which there is conflict, and pray for God’s grace and wisdom to… Read More

Thursday Prayer: For a winter’s day

Dear God, We hear stories that make us despondent. We hear stories that make us afraid. We hear stories of callousness, of indifference, of prejudice, of hate. We are looking: looking for signs of hope, of seasons changing, of new growth. Help us to see your greening power at work in our world. Help us… Read More

Thursday Prayer: Corpus Christi

We thank you, Gracious God, for all the ways in which we are sustained: by heartbeat and breath; by food and drink; by medicine; by the love of friends; by rhythms of exercise and rest; by your grace, always by your grace. On this day we particularly give you thanks for Jesus: Living Bread. Whether… Read More

Thursday Prayer: decent and disorderly

Dear God, In the part of your church I’m from we like to talk about worship being done decently and in order. We are busy writing prayers, crafting liturgy and dressing the building for Pentecost: that day when we celebrate your life-giving Spirit, poured out on all flesh. Help us not to be so concerned… Read More