Tag Archives: Prayer

Lent 4: Live-stream – Let there be lights in the sky, awe and wonder

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic all public worship across the Church of England has been suspended. Worship has therefore moved to online live-streaming. Below is the text of the simple service I live-streamed from Peterborough Parish Church on Sunday 22nd … Continue reading

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RESPECT – Prayer for Good Debate

A prayer based on the Simple Charter for Good Debate. God of truth and trust, as we pray for parliament* and the agenda before it, pour your grace upon its members to debate with respect, honouring each person, especially where … Continue reading

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Prayer for a city centre church – Patronal Festival Sermon

Over the past few years I have written a number of prayers for various special occasions and moments when something specific has been needed – moments of celebration, moments of public grief, anniversaries and to accompany events or reflect significant … Continue reading

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Stronger, wider, keener: Praying for the Holy Spirit with ‘Thy Kingdom Come’

Over the last few years we have been encouraged to use this time between Ascension Day (which was on Thursday) and next Sunday, the Day of Pentecost, as a time to pray. It goes under the banner of ‘Thy Kingdom … Continue reading

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Sharing Faith – 7 Disciplines of Evangelism

This past week the Church of England’s General Synod has been meeting in London. The theme of this session has been broadly around evangelism. As a word this does not always excite everyone, in fact it can turn people off, … Continue reading

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Prayers for Armistice 100

This weekend, as I lead prayers at the War Memorial in the centre of Peterborough on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, I will use two prayers which I wrote at the beginning of this commemoration in 2014. The first … Continue reading

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Space and the Cosmic Christ

We gather this morning within eyesight of an amazing object. In the north transept is Tim Peake’s spacecraft, in which he returned to earth in 2016 from 6 months on board the International Space Station. It is quite something and … Continue reading

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