A Highland Prayer

In my devotionals this week I came across the following reading: In Highland tradition God is regarded both in Himself and in His Three Persons as a Chief and Ard Righ, with personal tied to His people. It is after the manner of a chieftain, of a hero, or of a prince...

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A Prayer on Grieving

Into my grieving I weave the strength of the Father. Into my grieving I weave the compassion of the Son. Into my grieving I weave the comfort of the Spirit. Into my grieving I receive the presence of the Three in One. Into my anger I invite the patience of the Father....

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A Pub Blessing

Prayer comes in many forms. When we look at traditional prayers that have been offered in the past we might shake our heads about the sensibilities. One such prayer is 'A Pub Blessing' attributed to St. Brigid. Here the prayer tends to illicit thoughts of drunkenness...

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St. Patrick’s Breastplate a Prayer for Protection

We sit in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, of severe monsoon flooding in SouthEast Asia and with Hurricane Irma having devastated many small Caribbean nations, with its course now set for Florida. We acknowledge that these are only some of the calamities which face...

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Prayer in Times of Crisis

Today the world is experiencing a variety of different crises. In British Columbia wildfires have been burning for weeks. Hurricane Harvey has dropped a deluge of rain on Texas. Within these and many other situations people are in dire need of help. In situations such...

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Prayer for Letting Go

Gracious God, I ask your help in letting go: Of ideals, old habits and patterns that no longer serve me well. That limit my beliefs and hinder my abilities. May I remember that letting go Is a healthy reminder to rely on you. In letting go I learn joy and practice...

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A Prayer from the Streets of Charlottesville

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia have brought forth many ugly memories. These events remind us that though we have come far, we still have much farther to travel. The prayer below is from Seminarian Lauren Grubaugh. You can find the original post here. To the...

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Prayer of Community in Christ

When you ascended on high, you took many captives; you received gifts frompeople, even from the rebellious - that you, Lord God, might dwell there. Praise be to the Lord, to God our Saviour, who daily bears our burdens. Psalm 68: 18-19 We Play and Bleed We are a...

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The Sun

The people of the islands of the Hebrides called the sun 'the eye of the great God' because God looks on us in warmth and love, giving us life and light. And they would bow the head in reverence to God. I bow my head to You, Lord God who made the sun, and all that...

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Instruments of Peace

Gracious and loving God, Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is strife and enmity, Allow my presence to point to a better way. Where there is jealousy and deceit, Allow my passion to point to a better way. Where there is violence and destruction, Allow my...

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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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