Theme for October 2017: Together

Theme: Called into community

PDF version   This prayer sheet is inspired by the October 2017 theme of the month: Together. In these prayers we look to God in community to help us to be a community of faith, hope, love, joy and peace. For personal use or to share.
3 Prayers to the Sacred Trinity

3 Prayers to the Sacred Trinity

Outside St Andrews Scots Kirk, Lausanne (Photo: Irene Bom)   Here are 3 short prayers affirming our communion with the holy and glorious Trinity and seeking to deepen that relationship of love and trust. Loved To God the Father, who first loved us, and made us accepted in the Beloved; To God the Son, who … Continue reading "3 Prayers to the Sacred Trinity"
Together we pray

Together we pray

Have you heard? This year, the General Assembly asked the Church to focus on prayer and particularly to pray as the Church thinks about its priorities for the future. Source: http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/connect/together_we_pray Back story In 2016 a series of meetings were held around Scotland a) to listen to the hopes and concerns of church members and … Continue reading "Together we pray"
From generation to generation

From generation to generation

Do you recognize any of the names? I certainly recognize a few … This weekend I was part of a Presbytery Local Church Review team to St Andrews Church, Gibraltar. On Saturday, at the close our meeting with the church leaders, I read this benediction based on Psalm 103: As you go from here, remember … Continue reading "From generation to generation"
In the school of prayer with Anselm

In the school of prayer with Anselm

Anselm of Canterbury, also called Anselm of Aosta after his birthplace and Anselm of Bec after his monastery, was a Benedictine monk, abbot, philosopher and theologian of the Catholic Church, who held the office of archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 till his death in 1109. (Wikipedia) In 2015 the current Archbishop of Canterbury, set up … Continue reading "In the school of prayer with Anselm"
For all the saints

For all the saints

Fellow presbyters in Malta, waiting for the bus (Photo: Irene Bom) A prayer For all the saints who went before us who have spoken to our hearts and touched us with your fire, we praise you, O God. For all the saints who live beside us whose weaknesses and strengths are woven with our own, … Continue reading "For all the saints"
How good, how pleasant

How good, how pleasant

The theme for October is “Together”. To kick things off, a psalm that celebrates the rich blessing that flows from life-giving relationships amongst God’s people. Psalm 133 A song of ascents. Of David. How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, … Continue reading "How good, how pleasant"