Whether you are a creator or curator of worship there are always times when the blank screen seems to stay blank longer than you would like. Words don’t come.
I find that those weeks are the ones where I haven’t had the time to read enough, to talk enough or to think and pray enough. Most weeks there are places I go looking for inspiration. Places where I know I might find that one line, one thought, one fragment of something which will ignite my imagination.
People create worship in lots of different ways. I like to begin at the beginning and at the end. I think a Call to Worship and a Benediction set a tone and a context that help me to fill in the part in the middle. But before I put pen to paper or press a key I visit some places…
Roddy posts a ‘Chocolate Teapot’ most weeks. These are his first reactions to the text for the week. A thought, or at least the start of one… He also frequently posts fantastic prayers which I find help me with those beginnings and endings
A great lectionary resource. I head straight for the commission and benediction section. Again, just a few words can crystalise a theme.
Lawrence Moore’s great commentary blog. Unfortunately, but understandably, it is difficult to keep up this kind of in-depth stuff each week but check the archive for some brilliant stuff.
Great liturgies based on the Revised Common Lectionary.
The one stop shop for all your worship needs. Loads of links to all kinds of places.
So, where do you go for inspiration?