Prayer & Devotions

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United Reformed Church Daily Devotions

The Devotions are written by a team of over 90 people from a range of perspectives and places within the URC.

 

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United Reformed Church Daily Devotions

General Assembly Moderator’s Prayers

Our General Assembly Moderators host two prayer pages on their blog

General Assembly Moderator’s Prayer Needs

This is the United Reformed Church’s exciting focus on lifelong Christian discipleship and mission and moves beyond a set of programmes into the world where each step we take is accompanied by Jesus, eventually bringing about an emerging culture change in the Church and society. As you engage in Walking the Way we hope that your own understanding of what being a Christian disciple deepens.

Walking the way resources

Same Sex Wedding Liturgies

For anyone looking for help or inspiration when it comes to same sex wedding liturgies; the following ministers have offered to provide help:

Rev’d Fiona Bennett: minister.auc@googlemail.com

Rev’d John Bremner: john.bremner2@tiscali.co.uk

Rev’d Alan McGougan: minister@fifetaysideurc.plus.com

Rev’d Judith Tatton-Schiff: jaketattonurc@gmail.com

Other resources are also available, including:

“Courage to Love: An anthology of inclusive worship material”

Compiled by Geoffrey Duncan

Published 2002 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd

http://www.urc.org.uk/marriage-of-same-sex-couples.html

http://www.integrityusa.org/blessings-resources

http://www.gayweddingvalues.com/weddingnondenominational.html

http://www.ceremoniesoftheheart.net/sampleCeremonies_samesex.html

20Docs/2013-10-7_I_will_bless_you_and_you_wil_be_a_blessing_DioCal.pdf

Please note, when following any website, it is important to remember the differences in marriage law between England & Wales and Scotland.

Other prayer and worship resources are available from the United Reformed Church online shop and many of our partners

Other Worship and Prayer Resources

Prayer Cycle for Churches in Synod

Please include the congregation and all involved with the Churches in your prayers

Dear Lord,

We thank you for every good gift that you have given to us, and as we look forward to this New Year we wonder what new gifts we might receive.

We thank you for the gift of pulpit Supply where we are support by other Ministers and Lay Preachers. Lord your presence and guidance are always near to all.

We pray for our sister Church in Avonbridge as they have a new renovated Church building, and as they seek to find new ways of meeting the needs in their community. We pray that they may receive the help and the support that they truly need, whether from their community or others.

We pray your blessing on the Churches within the Synod of Scotland these are difficult times, and we need to support one another that we may continue to worship and serve you. This we ask in your name.

Amen.

Heavenly Lord, we bring our heartfelt prayer to you.
Sharing our gifts is a privilege and a challenge in this modern age.
May we be blessed by Your Holy Spirit enabling us to touch the hearts of our fellow human beings on our journey through life.
Amen

“All churches, no matter how small or large can help the local community – Newburgh regularly gives to those in need – whether it be the wider ”Shoebox Appeal” and the local  FIfe Christmas Toy Appeal as examples.
What can you do? “

In the last few years, Carluke URC has benefited from an increase in the number of external organisations wishing to use the church hall.  The rental income generated has been re-invested in the property to the benefit of both hall users and worshippers.

Amazing, faithful God
Thank you for the vision and the skills of those who maintain and develop our church spaces.  May they be places where love can be found and which reflect your glory.
We ask your blessing as we seek to walk with those who use our buildings as a base for their work within our community.
In Jesus name, amen.

God Ever on the Move, Rarely do we manage to live without contradictions-Paul said we are “deceivers yet true”. Yet your grace makes room for us. Give us the courage to be no longer stumbling blocks in peoples way, but learning the power of rejoicing in love and comforting hurt. Amen.