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Prayer Reflection: Return Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2016/02/prayer-reflection-return-luke-15.html Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton Topics: Love , Prayer , Light , Home Source: Re-Worship Roddy Hamilton's thoughtful reflection (or gathering words). Its theme is loving welcome, inspired by Jesus' parable of the lost son who came home (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32).  Give Way to Glory Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/08/transfiguration-prayer-give-way-to-glory.html Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton Topics: Transfiguration , Prayer , Glory , Faith Source: Re-Worship Roddy Hamilton offers a prayer based on Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; and Luke 9:28-36 that talks about giving way to God's glory and rekindling our faith. Lenten Blessing: Into Lent Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/02/lenten-blessing-into-lent.html Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton Topics: Lent , Blessing , Wilderness Source: Re-Worship Roddy Hamilton's blessing for the start of Lent characterizes Lent as a time of wilderness wandering awaiting the promised coming of the Messiah. The Death of Jesus Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/03/reflection-death-of-jesus.html Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton Topics: Death , Jesus , Good Friday Source: Re-Worship Roddy Hamilton writes a short reflection on the death of Jesus with these poetic words of sadness and mourning. Call to Worship: Solstice Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2015/12/call-to-worship-solstice.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Advent , Hope , Worship , Darkness Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents Roddy Hamilton's call to worship for the December solstice marking the shortest day of the year. It emphasizes the promise of light coming in the birth of Jesus, quoting Isaiah 9:2, 6, 60:1. Prayers for the Prejudiced Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/04/prayers-of-people-easter-3-c.html Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton Topics: Prayer , World , Violence , Oppression Source: Re-Worship Inspired by Acts 9:1-6, this prayer of the peoples by Roddy Hamilton laments world violence and prays for people who are caught up in prejudice, religious extremity, boundary building, and dehumanizing ways of life. The Letter of Theophilus Drama by Roddy Hamilton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/04/monologue-ascension-of-jesus.html Drama by Roddy Hamilton Topics: Jesus , Ascension , Resurrection , Imagination Source: Re-Worship A letter from Theophilus (Roddy Hamilton) to Luke, in response to the third Gospel and Acts. The letter reflects on the ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:1-11). You Break In, O God Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/04/prayer-you-break-in.html Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton Topics: Prayer , Change , Truth , Adoration Source: Re-Worship Inspired by Acts 9:1-6, this prayer of adoration by Roddy Hamilton describes how God desires to change us by disrupting our lives, presenting us with truth, and challenging us to strive toward the Kingdom. Lenten Intercessions: Faced with Desolation Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2015/02/lenten-intercessions-faced-with.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Lent , Prayer , Suffering , Silence Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents Roddy Hamilton's prayer of intercession at the start of Lent; "we pray that we return to right relationships with the world and with each other." We Praise You, O God of Life Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/04/easter-prayer-we-praise-you-o-god.html Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton Topics: Death , Easter , Love , Prayer Source: Re-Worship Reflecting on the dawning of a new day, this Easter prayer by Roddy Hamilton praises the God of resurrection and life for our new perspective on death, endings, and love. Opening Prayer: Come, Spirit of Grace Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2016/05/opening-prayer-come-spirit-of-grace.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Pentecost , Grace , Prayer , Creation Source: Re-Worship This prayer of invocation for Pentecost by Roddy Hamilton employs an ear-catching contemporary cadence to invite the congregation to contemplate the ministry of the Holy Spirit with a fresh perspective. Sending: Maundy Thursday Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/03/sending-maundy-thursday.html Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton Topics: Maundy Thursday Source: Re-Worship Although written for Maundy Thursday, this litany by Roddy Hamilton is an appropriate for a service of communion. We are commissioned to tell the good news with the taste of bread and wine in our mouths.... Blessings in Daily Life and at Days End Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmas-blessings.html Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton Topics: Christmas , Blessing , Love , Dance Source: Re-Worship Taking inspiration from Simeon's song in Luke 2:25-32, this Christmas benediction by Roddy Hamilton expresses hope that the emotions of life will settle within the hearers in ways that give the hearers peace, strength, and love. Easter Prayer: Believe the Wonder Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2017/04/easter-prayer-believe-wonder.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Death , Easter , Love , Prayer Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst shares an Easter prayer originally written by Roddy Hamilton and based on John 21:1-18. The prayer ponders what else might be possible in a world where resurrection occurs and love triumphs over death. A Call to Anticipate the Birth of Christ Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2017/12/christmas-eve-call-to-worship.html Element of Worship by Roddy Hamilton Topics: Christmas , Longing , Light , Waiting Source: Re-Worship This call to worship for Christmas Eve by Roddy Hamilton builds anticipation for the birth of Christ Jesus by describing the stillness of quiet night amidst gathering rumors "of a child made all of light." Solstice Blessing Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2017/12/solstice-blessing.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Birth , Darkness , Light , World Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents Roddy Hamilton's blessing for Solstice (the shortest day of the year) or a Blue Christmas or Christmas service. It offers hope that "the light is slowly creeping back." Call to Worship: Resurrection Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/02/call-to-worship-resurrection.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Easter , Worship , Resurrection , Music Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents Roddy Hamilton's call to worship for Easter Sunday morning. It asks repeatedly "Did you hear it" with the implication that although there was little sound, the resurrection was real. Can You Hear It . . . Poetry by Roddy Hamilton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2015/11/prayer-reflection-november-11.html Poetry by Roddy Hamilton Topics: Prayer , War , Pain , Poetry Source: Re-Worship Reflecting on the pain and cost of war, this Remembrance Day poem by Roddy Hamilton describes the "silence of a God who has no words left for a love that has nothing left to give." Affirmation: Love Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/02/affirmation-love.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Faith , Love , Faithfulness , Death Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents a responsive affirmation of faith from Roddy Hamilton. It affirms many things that are accomplished by the love that originates in God. Litany: Together We Shall Go On Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/10/litany-together-we-shall-go-on.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Love , Care , Life , Talent Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents "Together We Shall Go On," a litany from Roddy Hamilton. It is based on 2 Thessalonians 3:13, "Do not be weary in doing what is right."