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Day of Reflection Prayer

A prayer for the end of the Day of Reflection for Covid

As the last candle flickers and fades,
as illumined doorsteps fade into the night,
as tears are wiped from our cheeks,
we do not forget those we love.

Reflection (Palm Sunday)

In each episode of Ramsay’s 24 hours to hell and back, Gordon Ramsay transforms a restaurant from a dire unhygienic disaster into a gourmet food heaven. It’s rapid. It’s quick. And it achieves what everyone wants.

Prayers (5th Sunday in Lent)

Loving God,
We meet with you, separated by distance,
but united in your Spirit,
be present with each of us as we seek to worship you.

Reflection (4th Sunday after Epiphany)

Who's the last person that told you what to do? Did you listen to them? What gave them, or didn’t give them, this authority?

Reflection (3rd Sunday of Advent)

A few weeks ago the words of this beautiful gospel song performed by Mica Paris echoed through my bedroom as I listened to Radio 2. I couldn't help but feel my heart filled with joyful hope as I reflected on the long night we find ourselves in at the moment.

Reflection (3rd Sunday of Advent)

The only time I'd ever heard the threat of Christmas being cancelled was from my mom when I'd been a pain and likely to find myself on the naughty list. Yet, we find ourselves in a world where we're having to think about whether Christmas might be cancelled, or at the very least whether it will resemble any Christmas we've experienced before. This tough, horrid situation is shaking our very...

Prayers (3rd Sunday of Advent)

Present God,
We wait in expectation,
recognising your presence within us.
and around us even when we don't see it.

Reflection (21st Sunday after Pentecost)

Read: Deuteronomy 34:1-12, Matthew 22:34-46 Reflect: Everything in this world has a beginning and an end. Life in this world has a beginning and end. The tasks we do begin and end. Our jobs begin and end. Our ministry begins and ends. We holiday, it begins and ends. Everything in this world is temporal. Even our lives on this planet, begin and end. The seasons reflect our journey of beginnings...

Reflection (20th Sunday after Pentecost)

Read: Matthew 22:15-22, Ephesians 2:1-10 Watch: 12 Years a Slave (Official Trailer) Reflect: Watching such stories is uncomfortable. It’s not just an imagined story. This really happened. It is part of humanity’s past. There’s no doubt that what we see here is evil. But where does this evil come from? There is no doubt that people’s individual sins contribute to evil in...