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Monday Prayer

Holy One
Thank you for the gift of persistence
now more than ever,
today, and always…
Amen

persistent

 

 


Julie Rennick is a Church of Scotland minister, serving a rural community in the village of Earlston in the Scottish Borders. She blogs at A Country Girl, writes for Spill the Beans and contributed to the RevGals book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit


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Monday Prayer

 

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Precious One
We call on you…
Day by day.
We call on you…
Moment by moment.
We call on you…
Event by event
Cry by cry

Calling, hoping, knowing, feeling, seeking…
You.
Be with us all we pray
Hear our prayers
Deep, heart prayers
Quick, reaction prayers
Holy, Spirit prayers

We call
We wait
We hear
We act
We are your vessels
Inspire and encourage
We pray.
Today and always


Julie Rennick is a Church of Scotland minister in Earlston, a rural village community in the Scottish Borders. She blogs at A Country Girl, writes for Spill the Beans and is a contributor to the Rev Gals book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. She is very happy to have wee Tabi in her life, a Sprocker Spaniel puppy.


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Monday Prayer

Precious One!

Another week; another list of things to do; work and work; another list of things not finished; work and work; another list of things to feel guilty about!

Oh Precious One – hear us!
Calm us!
Nurture us!
Nourish us!
Help us to pause…
pause..
pause..

Because. I. We. Am. Are so quick to judge ourselves as failing.
Especially when then only eyes judging us are our own.

So, as another week of work and lists and feels begins
help us to

P.ray
A.dore
U.nload
S.top
E.mpower

Pause
pause
pause
p a u s e

Amen


Julie Rennick is a Church of Scotland minister, serving a rural community in the village of Earlston in the Scottish Borders. She blogs at A Country Girl, writes for Spill the Beans and contributed to the RevGals book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit


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Monday Prayer

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I say second of January, you say January second
I say bonnet, you say hood,
I say boot, you say trunk

I say courgette you say zucchini
I say aubergine you say eggplant
I say rocket, you say arugula (I had to go look that one up)

I say, thanks be to God, and so do you
I say, please pray for me, and so do you,
I say, O Lord, bless us, and so do you

I say, O Precious Holy Breath, breathe in and through me,
I say, O Sweet Holy Friend, thank you
Thank you for my friends, holy and anointed
Thank you for all that unites us in you
Thank you for all that joins us together
Thank you even, for all those funny words, the same yet different…

Thank you for one more trip round the sun together,
Remind us often, that we are not alone, but united in you

O Precious
O Sweet
O Holy
O Love
I say,
And you say,
Amen


Julie Rennick is a Church of Scotland minister, serving a rural community in the village of Earlston in the Scottish Borders. She blogs at A Country Girl, writes for Spill the Beans and contributed to the RevGals book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit


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Monday Prayer

19 December
Six more days
Five more school assemblies
Four more pastoral visits
Three more carol services
Two more rehearsals
One more sermon to write…

Oh precious Holy, God with us, Son of God, Counsellor, hold me, keep me, strengthen me, focus my thoughts, give me pause, give me vision, grant me rest, show me hope, remind me, as often as I need it…nativity-figures
You have this.

I do not have to be everything to everyone
And, when I see one more disaster, tragedy, scandal, news story that prompts me to guilt at not being able to add in one more thing… remind me again.

Jesus will be born. Carols will be sung. People will be ministered to. And you, precious you, will bring peace in unexpected places.
Six more days. One more lifetime of following faithfully.

Amen 


Julie Rennick is a Church of Scotland minister, serving a rural community in the village of Earlston in the Scottish Borders. She blogs at A Country Girl, writes for Spill the Beans and contributed to the RevGals book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit


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Monday Prayer

It’s a cold and frosty morn,
the phrase, “earth stood hard as iron”
is lived out beneath my feet
the air hangs still, misty breaths swirl in my face as I breathe

Oh Precious Holy One!

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Manse garden Earlston Dec 2016

The day is here, this is the moment.
Thank you for this stillness
this frosting
this breath…
I take this pause, in amongst all the busyness
and give thanks that I live!

Precious Holy,
in all of the demands in this season,
may we be able to pause
may we be able to take a moment
to still in the world
to be
to know
that even in a bleak midwinter, there is hope
there is YOU
Amen

 


Julie Rennick is a Church of Scotland minister, serving a rural community in the village of Earlston in the Scottish Borders. She blogs at A Country Girl, writes for Spill the Beans and contributed to the RevGals book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit


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Monday Prayer

Advent begins
O come, O come, Emmanuel.
Help us in this season to pause
To be advent peopleIMG_0225
Watching, waiting patiently

O come, thou Dayspring
Bring the day when all will know
Bring the time when justice flows
And we, the advent people
Watching, waiting hopefully

O come, thou rod of Jesse
Strengthen your people
All people, Advent people
Watching, waiting powerfully

O come, O come,
To each of us, in this season
Breathe life into our breathless hearts
Pour balm into our restless souls
Fill our tired lives with compassion
So that we, Advent People
Your People
May be
Simply Be,
As we wait
And hope
This advent season
This Advent Day
Amen

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Monday Prayer

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A picture prayer

 


Julie Rennick is a Church of Scotland minister, serving a rural community in the village of Earlston in the Scottish Borders. She blogs at A Country Girl, writes for Spill the Beans and contributed to the RevGals book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit


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Monday Prayer – All Hallow’s Eve

Holy One – Holiest of all.

This Monday thoughts drift towards the beloved saints
And, if we’re honest, they drift towards safety for our wee ones, out enjoying the fun!
“Trick or treat!”
“Trick or Treat!!”
High days and Holy Days. Fun days and dress up.
Crisp autumn nights
Damp air and falling leaves
Or, maybe it is a spring day – new growth and signs of life, as our world turns and turns, and north and south, east and west our prayers drift, from continent to continent day to night; all we know, Holy of Holies, is that as one rises another sleeps, and the only constant is you.

On this All Hallow’s Eve be with your beloved children we pray,
Each and every one.
North and South
East and West
Morning and evening
Night and day
At home and out in the neighbourhood.

Amen and Amen

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Julie Rennick is a Church of Scotland minister serving in a rural community in the Scottish Borders. She blogs at A Cuntry Girl and occasionally at Dark Threads and Golden. And contributed to the Revas book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit.


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Monday Prayer

Holy One

Holy of all things (that’s all the things)
help me this day to hope

Holy of all things (that’s all the things)
Help me this day to love

Holy of all things (that’s all the things)
Help me this day to weep

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Holy of all things (that’s All. The. Things)
Help me this day…
This day to serve you
And only You
in All the Things
Amen

 

 

 

 

 


Julie Rennick is a Church of Scotland minister, serving a rural community in the village of Earlston in the Scottish Borders. She blogs at A Country Girl, writes for Spill the Beans and contributed to the RevGals book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit


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