Dia Na Gile, Dia Na Greine God of the Moon, God of the Sun A hymn from the Carmina Gadelica DIA na gile, Dia na greine, Dh’ orduich dhuinne Mac na meine. Muire min gheal air a glun, Criosda nigh nan dul ’n a h-uchd. Is mise an cleireach stucanach, Dol timcheall nan clach stacanach, … Continue reading God of the Moon, God of the Sun
Psalm 65:8 The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.
Song: for the beauty of the earth For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies, For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies, Lord of all, to thee we raise This our grateful hymn of praise. For the beauty of each hour Of the day and of … Continue reading Song: for the beauty of the earth
PRAISE FOR THE FOUR ELEMENTS (light a candle) God, we thank you and give you praise for brother Fire. We walk by Fire’s light. Even through darkened times and places, Fire illuminates each step along the path, Even when the distant view is unclear and in shadow. Fire purifies us, burning away the cluttered underbrush … Continue reading Praise for the four elements
God of Winter, Springtime Summer and Autumn, God of Light God of Warmth God of Love God of Potential God of Hope Who in the darkest days Enters our lives As you entered this world Bringing Love Healing and Wholeness All: We praise your glorious name! - Author Unknown
HOLY SPIRIT, making life alive, moving in all things, root of all created being, cleansing the cosmos of every impurity, effacing guilt, anointing wounds. You are lustrous and praiseworthy life, You waken and re-awaken everything that is. Amen. - Author Unknown
The following exerts are from Indiginized Christian Worship in India: Some Considerations. Westernised Posture "Another significant aspect that the Indian church lost in worship was the posture of worship. In most Indian religions worshipers sit on a thick mattress spread on the floor. People sit on the floor, with their legs crossed, as an expression … Continue reading Contextualising worship for Indian Christians
An essential aspect of a sent Christian lifestyle, in my experience, is worshipping as you go. If you’re going to be connecting with God in the world, if you’re going to be modelling church amongst the unchurched, it's important to develop the discipline of worshipping God, wherever you are, with whatever you’ve got. Even if … Continue reading Worshipping As You Go
I don't know about you, but I find it so much more engaging to worship God without the artificial enhancements of sound systems and electric lighting, to worship God in more natural ways, under the open sky, with my naked feet in touch with the earth. It may sound strange to worship God this way, … Continue reading Worship without artificiality
Too often worship is put in a box. Many Christians speak of worship almost exclusively in terms of singing a few songs at a Sunday church service. But if your worship begins and ends on a Sunday, who or what is receiving your adoration and reverence Monday through Saturday?
I find that, if I am going to try and write a psalm of praise and worship, it's helpful to have a basic understanding of the poetic devices I have at my disposal. Here's a few tips I've picked up from my research and experimentation. Poetic devices not normally present in Hebrew poetry meter rhyme … Continue reading Hebrew poetry for non-Hebrews
Be a gardener. Dig a ditch, toil and sweat, and turn the earth upside down and seek the deepness and water the plants in time. Continue this labor and make sweet floods to run and noble and abundant fruits to spring. Take this food and drink and carry it to God as your true worship. … Continue reading Celebrating spring with Julian of Norwich