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Prayers from the Roots website
We have been called into the pastures of God,
Truly, we say to you that we have heard people mourning
Truly, we say to you that we have witnessed oppression
Truly, we say to you that we have seen the stranger
God, hiding in all strangers, all around us,
God of all time,
A way into prayer
Come, let us turn to God,
O God, you have called us to power.
We know that in coming towards you,
We lift up our hands.
Today, we pray for all who feel isolated.
Let us thank God for each other
We bring ourselves to a moment of quiet,
Holy Spirit of God,
We give thanks, Lord God,
Lord God, we pray for those who have brought us to faith, who have shown us your love, who have tended to our needs, physical, emotional and spiritual.
Lord God of all that has been,
We praise you, Lord, for all that you are,
Dear God, help me with the hard things:
In trial and tribulation, God of comfort, be near me.
A Celtic-style blessing for autumn
Heartbeat of the earth
Mighty God of miracles, we come before you.
There may be far fewer of us here today,
A prayer of confession
Sometimes, Lord, I don’t trust you
Lord, today, we pray for people who have little or nothing:
We pray for people who are hungry:
We pray that you would give us an appreciation of our food:
Lord, a new week lies ahead of me
By the end of the day, the crowds must have been exhausted.
A personal prayer
A prayer of approach
Lord, we seek to approach you,
Praise be for the wisdom of the child;
Lord, let me be yoked to you.
Lord of life,
The poet muses on the creativity which arises from the restrictions of a sonnet's 14 line structure:
St. Edmund's Church, Cross Hill, Sedgefield, Stockton-On-Tees TS21 3AT
St. Catherine’s Church, Front Street, Fishburn, Stockton-On-Tees TS21 4AA
St. Michael’s Church, Bishop Middleham, County Durham DL17 9AF
St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Trimdon Village, Trimdon Station TS29 6PG
St. Alban’s Church, Trimdon Grange, Trimdon Station TS29 6HB