Inspired by Love and Anger

Inspired by love and anger, disturbed by need and pain, informed of God's own bias, we ask him once again: 'How long must some folk suffer? How long can few folk mind? How long dare vain self-interest turn prayer and pity blind?' From those forever victims of...

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Where is Joy?

As we enter Holy Week a range of emotions come upon us. We witness the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus. We ask questions of who we are in the understanding of God's holy light. I hope that this short poem/prayer can align our hearts and minds during this...

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Indifference

The following poem was handed to me by a member of the congregation. I felt it worth sharing as a reminder of who we are as followers of Christ and what that means for our place in the world.  Indifference When Jesus came to Golgotha they hanged Him on a tree,...

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A Christmas Prayer

Eternal God, thank you for coming and dwelling among us. Thank you for being vulnerable and allowing us to know you. As we prepare to celebrate Christmas may you be the focus of our hearts. May the words of your love be written on our hearts and shared in the gifts we...

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Prayer of Lament

Below is a prayer that Rev. Peter Bush, Moderator of the General Assembly provided in light of the recent shooting at First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, Texas. God have mercy, Christ have mercy, God have mercy, We pray for your arms of love to enfold the people...

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Prayer of Concern

Because you, God, love the world, Because in Christ you walked it, We dare to pray. To connect the words of ancient scripture To the life of the world today; To let the urgent summons of Jesus Surpass our reticence to respond. To awaken the minds of those in power To...

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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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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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