Prayer samples

Seasonal Prayers

A prayer for Advent

For the desert places in which we walk
The streets we roam
The paths we cross
Guide our feet
Take us to places
Where you would go
Give us words that you would use
That in this Advent season
Of promise and preparation 
We might point the way with John the Baptist
To the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

A prayer for Christmas

May this eternal truth be always on our hearts
That the God who breathed this world into being
Placed stars into the heavens
And designed a butterfly's wing
Is the God who entrusted his life
to the care of ordinary people
became vulnerable that we might know
how strong is the power of Love
A mystery so deep it is impossible to grasp
A mystery so beautiful it is impossible to ignore.

A prayer for the New Year

A sleeping world emerges to new possibilities,
weakening winter's icy grip,
and snowdrop and cyclamen
announce to all the promise
that in due season
creation bursts into life.
Let us embrace new possibilities
So that from the sleeping earth
The seed which we thought was dead
Is actually the cradle of new birth.