Dates for Prayer and Action – 2019

CCOW’s “Dates for Prayer and Action” lists Special Sundays and other dates of interest throughout the year, with links to resources for prayer and action relating to those dates. It covers everything from Plough Sunday to World AIDS Day and is designed to be of use both for worship and activities in churches as well as for private prayer and action.

Download the newly updated 2019 version here: CCOW 2019 Dates for Prayer and Action

CCOW Guide to Advent Resources

Are you looking for a different kind of “Advent Calendar” – one that will help you each day to look forward to Christ’s coming and to pray for the world He loves? For daily reflections? Material to help prepare Sunday services? Find a wealth of suggestions in the CCOW Guide to Advent Resources, newly revised for Advent 2018. Download it here.

 

Praying for the DRC and South Sudan

This page was originally created when Pope Francis called all Christians and people of good will to pray and fast for peace for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and for South Sudan on Friday, 23rd February. His call was welcomed by the Anglican Communion and others. To help people participate, we collected some prayer resources, which you can download below.

These prayer resources are, on the whole, not specific to the Day of Prayer but can help us to pray for peace in these countries in an ongoing way. Please do use them at any time which is appropriate for you and your church.

 

Image: South Sudan, UN Photo/JC McIlwaine, 23 August 2014, Bentiu, South Sudan under Creative Commons License.

16 Days: Action to End Violence against Women

This single-side of A4 16 Days of Action Guide revised for 2017 offers some basic facts as well as resources for prayer and action. Download it here.

Online Worship Materials: Refugees & Migration

There is a wealth of material available for churches wanting to pray for and with refugees. This guide points towards a selection of the services, prayers, Bible studies, videos, and theological reflections that are readily available online. Download it here.

Praying in Times of Extreme Weather

Praying in Times of Extreme Weather is a  gathering of prayer points and links to online prayer material for use before, during or after an extreme weather event. It includes materials that can be used by those directly affected and/or by those praying for them. Download it here.

CCOW Guide to Online Lent Resources (2018)

To help with the keeping of Lent, CCOW has put together a Guide to Online Resources for Lent (Download the updated version for 2018 here). Some of the materials in the guide offer daily reflections, prayers and action points; some are meant for use on a weekly basis.

They’re designed to be part of a traditional Lenten discipline of prayer, meditative reading, giving and fasting. Fasting, of course, is not simply a matter of restraint in eating and drinking – as Isaiah 58 reminds us, the fast that God desires involves refraining from wickedness; freeing those who are oppressed; sharing with those in need; keeping our speech free of evil; and honouring the time set aside for God, the Sabbath.Many of the resources pick up the themes of ending oppression and sharing with those in need … though we also refer to the Godspace list, which has more general resources as well.

The resources are easy to make part of a daily routine or part of a Sabbath time, resting in the presence of God.

Do please let us know what you find helpful … and please recommend any resources or ideas for Lent that we have missed.

CCOW Guide to Harvest Resources 2014

Looking for a full Harvest service? Sermon notes? Prayers and prayerpoints? Children’s activities? Our Guide to Harvest Resources offers links to a rich array of resources produced by individuals, agencies and groups around the world. Download it here

Creation Time 2014

An annotated guide to resources for churches wishing to celebrate Time for Creation (1 September to 4 October). Download it here

In Times of Conflict

Download here CCOW’s “In Times of Conflict” resource, with links to:

  • prayers relating to remembrance and peace
  • prayers for peace and peacemaking
  • prayers for specific areas in conflict, including prayers written by the people affected by the conflict
  • ways of supporting people affected by conflict