Prayer of Joy

God of inescapable joy, as we approach the third Sunday of Advent we celebrate your promise of eternal life. We give thanks for the promise that calls for the wasteland to be turned into a land of plenty. Help us to prepare for the coming of Christ, our Lord, who is...

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Peace for Our Time

It was 1938 when Neville Chamberlain returned to Britain from Berlin having signed the Munich Agreement and uttered the words "I have returned from Germany with peace for our time." Less than a year later Hitler would invade Poland which would trigger declarations...

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The Lord’s Prayer

We pray it every Sunday. The Lord's Prayer is a rich part of Christian tradition. The Church of England has recently launched a new website named Just Pray. To advertise the site they have created a video of the Lord's Prayer being prayed which they planned to show at...

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Praying for the World

If you have been watching the news, reading the paper or scrolling through social media you know that the past few days have been difficult ones. With attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad we are reminded that all of the world is embroiled in conflict. Japan...

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Prayer for the Journey

Bless to me, O God, The earth beneath my foot, Bless to me, O God, The path whereon I go; Bless to me, O God, The thing of my desire; Thou Evermore of evermore, Bless Thou to me my rest. Bless to me the thing Whereon is set my mind, Bless to me the thing Whereon is...

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Pray the Psalms

Last year around this time I wrote about Praying the Psalms. It is a theme that I would like to revisit this week. The Psalms are a window into the prayer and devotional life of the ancient Israelites. They provide an opportunity for us to discover ancient ways to...

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Prayer for Canada

Heavenly Father, we sing God keep our land, glorious and free. We pray that this freedom be rooted in your love and compassion. That your wisdom be our guiding light. As Canada wakes up to a change in government we pray that the transition be gracious. We give thanks...

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Prayer of Thanksgiving

Gracious God, you are the creator and source of all things. In your goodness and love you have provide for our needs and with hearts full of gratitude we give you thanks. For your grace and mercy, your love and patience we give you thanks. For our family and our...

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Prayer for Refugees

Gracious God, It is so easy to forget. In the midst of our busy lives, It is so easy to forget. We enjoy comfort and security, Food and shelter are taken for granted. Violence is an abstract thought for many, The subject of movies and video games. We confess that we...

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Prayer of Love

Heavenly Father, You come to us as a child, You come to us as the wind, You come to us unbidden, You come to us in our time of need. In your son Jesus Christ We witness your love for us. Through his teaching and healing ministry We observe how you would have us live....

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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Cobourg is part of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The congregation was established in 1833 and continues to serve the community.

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