prayerscapes - creative journeys in worship and prayer

creative prayer journeys

prayer videos

A collection of short prayers for individual devotion, small group meditations, or corporate worship. All these films can be watched for free on this site (or on our youtube channel) and downloaded to keep in HD for a small fee:-

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desert with barren tree in foreground

prayer for lent

A challenging prayer that invites God into the areas of our lives that we might ordinarily choose to hide away.

snowy mountains with a bird flying in the air

prayer for a new beginning

an inspiring prayer for dedicating this New Year to God, suitable for personal devotion or for use in a church service.

christmas blessing with winter snow scene and trees

a christmas blessing

A short blessing suitable for sending to a friend or loved one at Christmas time.

candle in the dark

a prayer for advent

A prayer of preparation for the arrival of Christ: looking back in time to his first coming and forwards to His glorious return.

sun setting over a public space

prayer of st richard

A beautiful prayer made famous by the song "Day by Day" from the hit musical "Godspell", attributed to St Richard, Bishop of Chichester.

jetty over a beautiful lake

may the road rise up to meet you

a new film based on this ancient Celtic blessing, suitable for congregational worship or sending as a blessing to a friend.

famous prayers

Beautiful Valley

psalm 23

A reading of the famous prayer by King David ("The Lord is my Shepherd") followed by a short song meditation.

Scene from space

the serenity prayer

A beautiful request to God for wisdom, courage and serenity, made famous by the work of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Sunrise over mountains

the lords prayer

an inspiring reading of this famous Christian prayer, with beautiful images of falling autumn leaves.

Sunrise over mountains

the nicene creed

a creative interpretation of this famous christian declaration of faith.

short prayers for daily living

Sunrise over fields

morning prayer

A prayer to receive God's hope, love and joy for the day ahead.

Sunrise over city

prayer before work

A prayer for the morning that receives God's truth, rest, and direction for the working day.

Sunset over Galilee

night prayer

A prayer for bedtime that reminds us of God's protection and renewing work within us. Featuring images of the sun setting over the sea of Galilee.

Sunrise over city

prayer for guidance

A simple request to God for His inspiration and direction.

People crossing a road

prayer for protection

A short blessing asking for God's safety, protection and care.

Birds flying round a lake

prayer for peace of mind

A meditation on the tranquillity found in receiving God's life-giving waters, and waiting a while before Him.

Trees in the Autumn

thanksgiving prayer

A prayer of gratitude for God's presence with us through the changing seasons of life.

Rainbow over seascape

dwell worship meditation

a worship meditation on God's goodness and protection, based on Psalm 91:1.

prayers for specific events or times

Sailing Boat

opening prayer

A prayer suitable for beginning a small meeting (such as a bible study) or church service.

Trees in Blossom

prayer for strength when grieving

A prayer for comfort and hope for those suffering the devastating loss of a loved one or friend.

Holding hands

prayer for hope and strength

A prayer asking for God's hope and light to come into a difficult situation. To the music of "Lord, be my vision".

Sunshine over beach

prayer for healing

A prayer asking for God's divine touch to bring restoration and healing.

Woman with hood over face, painted in watercolours.

tomorrow came

A ministry song for those who are in the middle of depression or despair, reflecting on how Christ brings hope into the darkest moments of our lives.

Two Hands in a Field

take my hand

A contemporary song written to help minister God's healing to those who are suffering.

Trees in Blossom

prayer for a student

A short meditation on God as comforter, counsellor, encourager and friend. Suitable for a student to pray whilst away at university.

Front Door

house blessing prayer

A short prayer suitable for sending to a friend or loved one when they are moving into a new home.

Hot Air Balloons

birthday prayer message

A prayer suitable for sending or giving to a friend to bless them on their birthday.

jetty over a beautiful lake

blessing prayer

"May the road rise up to meet you" - an ancient celtic prayer set to music.

prayerscapes films

Slightly longer videos with a theme to each one
Man sat in alleyway

come o spirit of God

A prayer for an awakening of hearts to God, based on Isaiah 61:1-3.

Man running

prayer connects

A short film exploring the many wonderful ways in which prayer is a gift for us all.

Real Love

real love

A meditation on the remarkable characteristics of Christian love. About 4 mins long.

Mary, Joseph & baby Jesus

love came

A meditation on the Christmas story, with a contemporary poem conveying the significance of the coming of Christ for our lives now.

The Disciples meet the resurrected Christ

love overcame

A reflection on the Resurrection with semi-abstract artwork, poetry and music.

New York Underground

the Lord's prayer

A multilingual reading of the "Our Father", from Matthew 6:9-13. Shot on location in downtown New York, shortly after the 9/11 tragedy.

Three contemporary dancers

disturb us Lord

A contemporary dance interpretation of this famous prayer attributed to Sir Francis Drake.

Contemporary Dancer in front of fire

this is the church

A prayer by Roger Ellis (author and teacher) on God's gift of the church, with contemporary christian dance interpretation by AlcanzArte Dance, Chile.

Butterfly hovering over cupped hands.

this I know

A contemporary worship song about the security, hope and life found in the living Lord.

Two shadows on the pavement

between your shadow and mine

A contemporary song which reflects on the nature of God's presence with us.

Side view of mans face

feel my heartbeat

A creative reading of the Apostle Paul's famous hymn to love (1 Corinthians 13).

Contemporary interpretation of Christ on the cross

the passion

A reading about the death and resurrection of Christ, taken from Matthew 27:27-54 and Hebrews 12:2-3.

other good prayer films

Some creative and thought-provoking prayer videos from around the web.

24/7 prayers

24/7 prayer is a global prayer movement working in over 100+ nations. Featured opposite is an animation narrated by Pete Greig on some good reasons for praying.

Laurence Freeman on Christian meditation

Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk who directs the World Community for Christian Meditation. In this film Fr Laurence discusses what it means to "pay attention"

just prayers

Featured opposite is Karenina Jackson's moving story about the loss of her second child shortly after giving birth. Join with her as she prays for protection.

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Neil and Julie

Leaning into God this Lent

Desert Scene with Barren Tree

Lent is an opportunity to lean in, to abandon yourself to intimacy with a living God, and to taste the refreshing water of God’s love and grace. When Jesus went into the desert for forty days he learnt what it meant to lean into his Father and remind himself of God’s promises. It was in Read More

Prayer for the New Year

Bird flying through snowy mountains

By the love and grace of God we are always offered a new page, a fresh start, a new beginning. With this heavenly blessing we can be assured of new hope! For most people the coming of the New Year brings attempts at resolutions and new commitments. It can be a springboard for change, yet Read More

Dwell at Christmas

Dwell album cover from Prayerscapes

In this season of giving, it is hard sometimes to cut through the commercial trappings, rise above the “perfect Christmas” expectations and truly connect with loved ones to give a gift that is really yearned for. We (like most creatives) sometimes find it hard to “push” our own work, to believe that our music can Read More