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Prayers of hope
for a Christmas service.

This is a sequence of unspoken visual prayers written for the carol service at St Johns, West Ealing in 2011. Each followed the appropriate bible reading and was shown appearing line by line on screen with a series of four visual images (one for each "verse" of each prayer), accompanied by music. The prayers could of course also be spoken.

There were six readings and prayers in all: for the opening prayer ("dream", following the Joseph's dream of the angel in Matthew 1, 18-24) the poem Come, Immanuel was used, and for the last ("light", following the opening words of John 1) some words from Tim Hughes' song Light of the world were sung.

 birth
 shepherds 

 magi

 flight