prayerscapes - creative journeys in worship and prayer

creative prayer journeys


contemporary christian prayers



Featured in this section of the website are a series of prayers for personal devotion or worship occasions. These prayers may also be printed out and used in church bulletins, programs or school newsletters etc. (see here for usage terms).



Sunrise across a field

Sunrise across a field

daily prayers


morning prayers
a selection of contemporary prayers for morning devotions, including a prayer for before work and sunday morning prayer.

prayer before starting work
with a short prayer to say for the working day and two corporate prayers for companies or work teams to pray.

midday prayer
two examples of prayers for midday, including a contemporary rhyming prayer poem.

night prayers
featuring three prayers that remind us of God's love and protection as we go to bed, with a prayer for loved ones and a petition for restoration during sleeping.



student in graduation robes

occasions


opening prayers
with two contemporary prayers for beginning a church worship service, and a short school assembly prayer.

house blessings
featuring creative ideas for praying for your new home, and a prayer suitable for sending as a message in a card.

birthday prayer messages
with a prayer suitable for a family gathering or service, and a birthday blessing message.

graduations
with sample graduation prayers for high school ceremonies and college and university students.

easter
with prayers and blessings for easter services.

christmas
featuring two prayers suitable for including in a Christmas card to a friend.


student in graduation robes


Jesus with the Disciples

Jesus with the Disciples

petitions


prayers for healing
with modern prayers for the sick and a petition to God for healing a loved one.

prayers for strength
a selection of modern petitions asking for God's strength to come, with a prayer for those grieving and a prayer for hope.

thanksgiving prayers
with a blessing for a family meal, and two short prayers of thanks.

peace
featuring a request for peace in the home and a meditation on God's restoration and healing.

prayer for guidance
a page of prayers for those seeking God's direction and voice in life, with a prayer for clarity in a relationship and one for God's protection and guidance.

hope
with a prayer for hope and faith to begin again, and a request for God's hope and forgiveness.

prayers for safety & protection
featuring prayers for when travelling and a prayer for the safe keeping of family members (such as a husband or wife).





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Small sailing boat with two people in.

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an empty frame

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