We pray to the God of love for all those who are newly baptised, or who have recently found that the Lord is real; we pray for all in ordained and lay ministries, and for those sensing a special calling.
We pray to the God of power for those who are in authority and in positions of influence and responsibility; may they be earthed in humility, courageous in integrity, and mindful of the need to serve.
We call to mind those with whom we share the work and leisure of our life; we pray to the God of mercy for those we treasure and those we battle with, and ask him to breathe into all our relationships the forgiving love which cleanses and heals.
We remember those who are aching today in body, mind or spirit; knowing that nothing is unredeemable, we pray to the God of wholeness that he will bring good even out of these barren places.
We pray to the God of life for those whose earthly lives have ended; we remember those who have died violently and tragically, suddenly and unprepared. We give thanks for lives well lived and for happy memories. May they rest in the eternal peace of heaven.
Published on: 11-01-2020
We pray that the worldwide Church may always be ready to travel in the way of the Lord and in his direction.
We pray for the nations as they lives through conflicts and struggle with identity. We long for all peoples to acknowledge the true and living God.
We pray for the families and the streets we represent, asking for a spirit of generous love, understanding and mutual respect.
We pray for all who are finding their way tedious, lonely or frightening at the moment; for those who have lost their way and do not know what to do for the best.
We pray for those who have come to the end of their earthly journey, and for those who have died unprepared.
Published on: 04-01-2020