Give thanks to our Lord, the creator of all

For some of us, repeating a prayer that was taught in the church was natural, whilst for others, it is much easier to use own words in prayer. Sometimes, a prayer can be a reflection for others and by reading or even saying it aloud we are joining the invisible choir of God’s people longing to celebrate God and his glory. These prayers have been written by members of our community to offer insights into their spirituality and relationship with the Creator.

St Kilda Uniting Church Authentic Expression of the Jesus Movement

Love rather than hate

Who do we fear? Why do we hate? Where are we afraid to go? When do we react without love? What makes us act out rather than care? Our lives and the lives of others can be stressful Raising families Nurturing a marriage Working with difficult people Illness, unemployment, mental health, isolation, bullying … Who…

Water

Water is the essential essence of new life Water bubbles into our being Water cleans us and helps us start anew Help us to understand the symbolism of the great flood, the symbolism of Jesus and John in the river Jordan, the symbolism of our own baptism. Water brings us together Water is the river…

Prayer for Others

We cry for our world. A world that chooses conflict over peace. A world that chooses anger over love. A world that chooses guns over talk. A world that chooses to listen to old men over young women. A world that chooses greed over generosity.

Prayer for Open-Heartedness

The regular tick of a watch, The tick tock of a clock, The chiming as the hour is reached, The rising of the sun, The sun sinking below the horizon …

Time Prayer

The regular tick of a watch, The tick tock of a clock, The chiming as the hour is reached, The rising of the sun, The sun sinking below the horizon …

Prayer for Indigenous Australians

Creator God, Our faith is enriched by believing that every person is somehow made in your image. Such a big idea, that people from …

Prayer of Anthropocene

The regular tick of a watch, The tick tock of a clock, The chiming as the hour is reached, The rising of the sun, The sun sinking below the horizon …

Just for Today

The regular tick of a watch, The tick tock of a clock, The chiming as the hour is reached, The rising of the sun, The sun sinking below the horizon …

Prayer for the Oceans

Companion God, Understander of our living, Forgiver of our failings, Inspirer of our best efforts, Encourager of our fearful selves, We think of the oceans

Prayer for Ourselves and Others

Companion God, We know that we pray for ourselves even during our prayers for others. Whom can we say that we are not? We pray for …

River of Justice Prayer

We pray for mindful acceptance of the crisis at hand. Acceptance that empowers us to respond with clarity, competence, and faithfulness.

Prayer About Diversity

Prayer written by David Pargeter reflecting on the amazing diverse community we are able to be part of. Thank you, God, for such a colourful world!