Lyrical Riffs

Lyrical Riffs

Readings with repetitive, arresting phrases.

Happiness & Seeking

Sometimes I wonder if I have the first idea,if I even have the smallest glimpse,of what it means to seek my happiness in you,to wait on you and find my …

Moments

We have moments of strength,and moments of weakness,moments of jubilation,moments of dread,moments of trust,moments of scepticism,moment of peace,moments of stress,moments of loathing,and moments of love.Help us with the difficult ones, …

Prayer

To rest with you,to find a moment of green pastures,to pause to draw strength and focus,to discover a moment of joy in the stress,to find a way forward in the …

The Way You Can

Pray the way you can,Not the way you can’t.Read the Bible the way you can,Not the way you can’t.Reach out the way you can,Not the way you can’t.Worship the way …

Peace Be With You

Lord, let your peace, your wholeness, reign in our land,let your ways of justice, compassion, joy and mercyinfuse our leaders and our people,may fairness be on our minds and in …

Reflections

Ripples in the water,Like the fluctuating years,The rollercoaster ridges of time,The ebb and flow of strength and weakness,The restless movement,Occasionally settling to calm.So the heart rises and falls,The beats of …

Help & Strength

Lord, how we need you today.You are the source of life and help and strength,you bring forgiveness for our mistakes and mis-steps,thank you so much for a new start with …

One Thing

One ThingMartha did the right thing,she brought her stress to Jesus,and told him about it,she didn’t hide it away.She didn’t pretend she was fine,instead she knew Jesus could take it,he …

Psalm 91 (revisited)

When we find ourselves in the shadows of life,in the places mottled with sadness,the presence of our God is right there with us,his patience never diminished by thenegative influences of …

God is

Do not be afraid,God is with you,God is for you,God is bigger,God is stronger,God cares deeply for you.God is loving,God is on your side,God will not let you go,God fights …

Join In

In my mind, in my imagination,I’m supposed to convert the whole nation,I should change the lives of all I meet,I should bellow good news across my street.I should help everyone …

The Gate

Lord, thank you for opening up the gate to life,Thank you that you ARE the gate to life,and that you invite us to come through youto meet our kind and …

Big Talk

I can talk about the weather,Talk about the time of year,I could talk of anything,Except my deepest fear. I could talk about the latest score,Talk about the food,But if I …

Dust

He looks at the dust in his workshopthe dust from all he has made for us,he looks at the dust of the desert,as he faces his lonely, wilderness days for …

Home

Jesus was at home with God anywhere.In the turbulence of a storm,in ordinary days of work and rest,in a bustling, heaving crowd of 1000s,alone in the quiet of the rising …

Ourselves

Help us Lord to know ourselves well enough to be ourselves, save us from trying to be someone else, someone unreal, someone that does not fit our skin. Help us …

The Cross

For youFor meFor hopeFor courageFor strengthFor purposeFor forgivenessFor inspirationFor changeFor truthFor realityFor kindnessFor acceptanceFor cleansingFor starting againFor todayFor nowFor always

Leaving

He is doing the unthinkable,the unimaginable.Going away so he can be closer to us,leaving so he can be always here.They see him slipping away from them,and their hearts must have …

Take Up

Jesus invites us to take up our crossand follow him,But he also invites us to take up his yoke –His ways of comfort and challenge,His perspective, his rhythms of life, …

With You

With your nature revealed in the work of your hands,With the choice you have made to treasure these lands,With your heart so broken by the worst of this place,The creases …