Prayer of Adoration and Confession

With thanks to a colleague in Ministry, Rev. Kevin Lee, who posted this prayer on Facebook. I believe that this ancient prayer still speaks to us powerfully today. A Prayer of Adoration and Confession, adopted from Dionysius of Alexandria, 264 AD. Holy God, giver of...

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Praying the Lord’s Prayer

Sometimes we over complicate things. In an attempt to perhaps impress God we try really hard to pray well. Often there isn't a need to pray well, but to pray faithfully. Jesus provide us with a template for prayer. It is one that is prayed each Sunday in countless...

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Prayers Before Bed Time

Evening prayer or prayer before bed time is a ritual in many homes. Before we tuck our children in to bed we say a prayer with them. The following prayer is one which you could work into your schedule.  We give you now the day as it has been, With all its hopes...

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Prayer for Humanity

Charles de Foucauld said, "It is more important to be human than to be religious." It is an extraordinary statement because it is a faith statement. God addresses us in a very special way, sending his son to be a human being. Jesus did not come to be the first...

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Prayer for Healing

Spirit of God, Enter the lives of your much loved children. Come with your healing, your peace and your power. We ask now for your transforming power And love to touch us in all our needs. May Christ bring us wholeness of body, mind and spirit, Deliver us from every...

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Praying Psalm 130

The Psalms have long been a refuge for prayer. A place of praise and lament the writers of the Psalms have provided us with a template on how to approach God openly and honestly.  Psalm 130: 1-4 reads: Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice....

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Prayer for Advent

Eternal God, During this time of Advent We remember Mary & Joseph. We give thanks for their obedience, For travelling great distance, during trying times. During this time of Advent We remember all those Who travel out of necessity, Hoping to discover a better,...

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A Prayer for Peace

This past Sunday we lit the candle of Peace. During Advent we prepare ourselves with the coming birth of Jesus Christ, our Saviour. Jesus is the Prince of Peace and we pray for peace in our world and amongst all people.    Give peace in our time, O Lord:...

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Speaking Out In Prayer

My daily devotional recently took me to the Book of Proverbs, Speak out for those who cannot speak, For the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, Defend the rights of the poor and needy. - Proverbs 31: 8-9 Recently, I have had the privilege to...

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Paradox Blessing

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, superficial relationships, so that you will live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you will work for justice, equity and...

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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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