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

http://diocal.org/sites/default/files/media/PDF”>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 please include the congregation and all involved with the Churches in your prayers

 

 

‘I AM the light!’

Tree light, shop light, table lamp, house light, head light, phone light, TV light, spot light, street light, torch light, candle light, bed light, cupboard light, fire light, lights, lights, lights.

It’s no wonder Lord, you chose the darkest of places, the poorest of places to enter this world and your presence was all that was needed to light the manger.

You came as the light for all the world.

Within the myriad of the of the season, amidst the cacophony of lights and busy-ness may we too recognise you and pause to celebrate your presence.

‘I AM the light!’

AMEN

Dear Lord, as the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Night, let us pray for:

Those for whom this is a lonely night,

the first night alone without loved one by their side,

for those alone on the street in a dark and damp corner,

for those who suspect it to be their final ‘New Year’ as illness takes hold,

for those in poverty with no food, electricity, warmth,

for victims of war, and those displaced and ravaged by famine and disease.

 

We pray for those with something to celebrate,

a new year with all the wonders it may behold,

for the anticipation of success, promotion, flourishing relationships,

for new birth, growth and development.

 

We pray for ourselves:

Giving thanks for all we have been blessed with and look forward in anticipation to a new year of living your calling as disciples of Christ.

AMEN

Dear Lord

We have power to discriminate between love and hate, right and wrong; between lesser evil and possible good.

The greater the divisions we create, the greater our efforts at unity must be.

It is often not possible to stay balanced or to cling to a rocky fence.

May our choices be informed by Your forgiving love,

may our prejudices be clear, so that they may be overcome, may our compassion be real with no hidden agenda.

We say this all for your names sake,

AMEN