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Seeking the Truth

Sometimes it is more comfortable to avoid the truth – to fail to speak up when it is in our selfish interests to keep quiet. It is all too easy to go further than keeping quiet when we should speak out – to lie, to embroider the truth – to tell, what we like to think of, as ‘Little White Lies’.

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We Are Community

An opening affirmation

We are community
Embraced by the mystery of God’s love for all creation

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 3: Inclusive Community. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Call to Worship and Invocation. Resource Types: Affirmations, Evolving Affirmations of Faith, and Prayers.

For Openness to Change

I wish for the source of ageless restoration to renew my spirit of transformation; then enliven enthusiasm, enlighten acumen and enhance kindness with patient understanding.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Affirmations, Meditations, Prayers, and Readings.

Canticle of the Sun

Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi

Let us celebrate the life of Francis of Assisi who loved all of creation. With him, let us give thanks for:
Brother Sun, who brings the day; and who radiates the divine. He is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 7: Integrity of the Earth. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons and Earth Day. Resource Types: Poetry, Prayers, and Readings.

The Goodness of God

May God’s peace rest upon us;
May God’s great love reach to every heart;

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Benediction. Resource Types: Prayers.

Seekers Benediction

from Seekers Church, Washington, D.C.

Go into the seething cauldron of the world.
Listen for the questions and voices
that you would rather not hear.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Benediction. Resource Types: Prayers.

When Beauty Illumines

When beauty illumines a corner of your life, may your thanks to God spread that light through your whole being.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Benediction. Resource Types: Prayers.

Spirit of Life Prayer

We pray,
conscious that
raising our hearts and minds
is a gift of the Spirit of Life
at work
in the depths of our being.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Prayers.

Great Mystery Prayer

May the Great Mystery that we call God
keep alive in each one of us
the search for a Faith that is real;

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Prayers.

The Sound that Calls Us

A responsive reading

One What is the sound that calls us? Listen carefully.
Many The beating of our own hearts calls us to ourselves. It calls us to be our true selves, our best selves. Calls us to be what we might become.

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Amen

All: If I could say one word,
I would say Amen

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Topics: Interfaith Issues & Dialogue and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Call to Worship. Resource Types: Affirmations, Prayers, and Readings.

Call to Worship from Psalm 107

Leader: Give thanks for the Lord’s goodness, God’s love is steadfast and forever.
People: God has gathered us from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south, and rescued us from trouble.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Texts: Psalms. Prayers: Call to Worship. Resource Types: Prayers.

Prayer for Whole Relationships

Generous affection is my inspiration for whole relationships. May my narrow mind arise above all limiting expectations; my fearful heart stir with certainties of compassion; and my actions witness to peace.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Rituals: Healing. Resource Types: Prayers.

Musing on God

God is all without being any thing
while being the all in every thing.

God is the perhaps at the edge
of every moment of choosing.

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My Version of the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who dwells within – All in all,
In you I live and move and have my being.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 1: Teachings of Jesus. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: The Lord's Prayer. Resource Types: Prayers.

Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer

L: Our Father
R: Sounds a bit sexiest to me, what about our Mother?

L: Our Father who art in heaven
R: Well we could do with him down here, right enough, rather than up there

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 1: Teachings of Jesus. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: The Lord's Prayer. Resource Types: Prayers.

The Lord’s Prayer: An Interpretation

Dear One, closer to us than our own hearts, farther from us than the most distant star, you are beyond naming.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 1: Teachings of Jesus. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: The Lord's Prayer. Resource Types: Prayers.
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