Prayers & Liturgy

Work in Worship

This online resource compiled and edited by Rev David Welbourn is a 1997 reworking based on the same pattern as the 1985 book of the same name by Cameron Butland (see under books on this page). Include it as a pdf file?

Ministry in Daily Life (Episcopal Church USA) A manual of resources including a variety of suggestions for worship and liturgies. See Liturgical Resources section of this manual.

Litany of Labor for Labor Day Weekend by The Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Worship and prayers resources from ICF in Britain

 

Benedictions:

“We have been the Church Gathered.
We are now the Church Dispersed.
Remember: Wherever you go, Christ Goes
Whatever you do, Christ Does.
If someone asks what your church is like,
tell them, ‘I am what my church is like.’
If someone asks what your church does,
tell them, ‘My church does what I do.’
Remember, You may well be the only authentic contact
someone has with Jesus Christ
because they will not come to church,
but you can bring the church to them.”

(Richard Halverson-US Senate Chaplain)

 

You are God’s Servants
gifted with dreams and visions.
Upon you rests the grace of God
like flames of fire.
Love and serve the Lord
in the strength of the Spirit.
May the deep peace of Christ
be with you,
the strong arms of God sustain you,
and the power of the Holy Spirit
strengthen you in every way.

Amen.

(Diane Karray Tripp)

Books

Touching the Pulse: Worship and Where We Work: An anthology of worship resources related to daily work. Edited by Bernard Braley. Stainer & Bell:London, 1996

Pocket Prayers for Work:  A prayer book for working people, but also including prayers some congregational prayers. Compiled by Mark Greene

Power Lines: Celtic Prayers About Work: By David Adam. London:Triangle-SPCK, 1992

Work in Worship: A treasury of prayers readings and hymns compiled by Cameron Butland. London:Hodder and Stoughton, 1985. No longer in print but still available second hand.

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