We thank God for all who have worked to spread the good news in every generation, so that we have been able to hear it. May we, too, be faithful in passing on the Gospel of God’s love and forgiveness.
We thank God for all who have answered the call to repentance. We pray for all peacemakers and those striving to establish justice, breaking the cycle of revenge with forgiveness.
We thank God for every resolved conflict, every heartfelt apology and all open-hearted forgiveness. We pray for all whom we have wronged and those who have wronged us.
We thank God for the strength and wholeness he brings us, and pray for all who are suffering. May they be healed and comforted, and may our hands be ready to carry our God’s loving care.
We thank God for lives well lived;; for the example of those who have died in his friendship. May the come to know the joy of heaven.
Published on: 23-01-2021
We pray for deeper faith among Christians, and a readiness to respond to God’s calling. For those being called to particular ministries and those called to change their way of living, we pray for courage, grace to obey.
We pray for all who feel pressurised to conform to wrong values in order to be accepted; for a commitment to fight evil and cultivate good in our world.
We pray for the households of this parish and God’s indwelling there; for guidance in everyday decisions and times of crisis.
We pray for the weak, the vulnerable, the weary and the desolated; for those entrenched in sin and endangering others.
We pray for those who have died in God’s friendship, and give thanks for their lives. May they be called into the light of heaven.
Published on: 16-01-2021
We pray that the Spirit may fill the Church with such joy in believing that all Christians overflow with love, compassion, generosity and humility.
May God’s power and justice fill the arenas of leadership and conflict with sharpened consciences and with courage, so that wise decisions are made, needs met and wrongs righted.
May God’s gentleness and truth fill every home with new insight and greater understanding. Break down the divisive barriers and build up our capacity to love.
May God’s attentive caring fill us with practical compassion; may all who suffer be heard, comforted and cared for. May there be healing for both their situation and our hardness of heart.
May God unending being fill death with life and the dying with hope. May we all be prepared for life which lasts for ever.
Published on: 09-01-2021
We thank God for all those who brought the good news of Jesus to us, and all who nourish our faith today. We pray that the whole people of God may work in unity and openness for the coming of God’s kingdom.
We thank God that salvation is for all people, and pray for a just and accepting world where none is rejected, despised or treated with contempt.
We thank God for the privilege of parenting and of living in communities; we pray that our homes and churches may be welcoming and generous-hearted.
We thank God for all who are with such thoughtfulness and practical loving for those who are vulnerable, and especially for the very young. We pray for healing and wholeness, peace of mind, protection and hope.
We thank God for all who have reached the end of their earthly journey in faith, that they may be welcomed into eternity. May we use the time left to us here as good stewards of God’ gifts.
Published on: 02-01-2021
We pray that our church communities may reflect the love and mutual care shown to us in the example of the Holy Family; that we may recognise our responsibility to provide spiritual nurture for our young.
We pray for all parents and children, that our laws and structures of society may uphold and support them. We pray for the very poor and those who struggle to survive.
We pray for the families we know well, especially those with conflicts or pressures; may the Holy Spirit protect them so that each family member may know they are loved and grow in love themselves.
We pray for all refugees and war-torn families; for all children at risk of abuse, and all families where there is violence. We pray that the Spirit may bring hope, healing and transformation.
We pray for those who have died and for their families who mourn them. May they receive a merciful judgement and experience the unending peace of heaven.
Published on: 26-12-2020
With gratitude for our Church and its people, for our deacons, priests and bishops, and all who pray, may we all be blessed and strengthened in our service, so we can touch the world with God’s love.
We are thankful for the blessings of creation, for our world and all its beauty. May we learn God’s ways of love and truth, that his kingdom may grow and flourish.
We pray for God’s blessing on all those we love – our families, neighbours and friends, whether present with us today or far away. May we all grow closer in the happiness of human loving and sharing.
With gratitude for our own health and strength, we pray now for help and healing wherever people ache with pain and sorrow, loneliness or fear. May they be blessed in their need and surrounded with love.
We pray for those who have died and all for whom Christmas sharpens the loss of loved ones.
Published on: 25-12-2020
We pray that the Church may be quiet enough to hear God’s voice, humble enough to move in God’s way, and excited enough to spread the good news.
We pray that all who lead may do so with integrity and respect for others; that those in positions of authority may be blessed with humility and a sense of right; that unjust practices may be changed for good and conflicts of great tension be peacefully resolved.
May our homes be places of loving acceptance and developing faith; in all our friendships may we learn to grow in generosity of spirit.
When the waiting is long and painful, may all who have to wait be given patience and courage; may those who are wounded, whether physically or emotionally, be granted healing and the assurance of God’s presence.
May those who have died to this life, and whose hope is in the Lord, be welcomed into eternity. May those who mourn them be comforted, and their pain be touched by the divine love.
Published on: 19-12-2020
May the Church always be faithful in telling the good news, comforting the desolate, actively loving justice, and drawing many to freedom through the joy of the Father’s loving forgiveness.
As the Church, we pray for the world, that there may be integrity in leadership; mercy and justice for rich and poor, strong and weak; that there may be peace among nations and respect for all.
As the family of believers, we pray for those around us now and their needs; and for the families we represent, and their needs. May the love of Christ be shown in what we do and how we speak and how we spend.
In compassion we call to mind all who are locked in physical or emotional pain, all who are weighed down with worry, guilt or despair. May they be restored and refreshed, comforted and freed.
As resurrection people, we commend to the Father’s love those who have died to this earthly life. May they, and we in our turn, experience for ever the joy of eternal life.
Published on: 12-12-2020
We pray that God’s cleansing and liberating power may give us the courage and perception to see ourselves as we really are, and lead us to true repentance.
We pray for the world’s leaders and all in authority, that they may lead and govern wisely and honestly, without corruption and for the common good.
We pray that every family may be surrounded and upheld by God’s loving presence, that conflicts may be healed and needs provided for, and every act of kindness blessed.
We pray for reassurance and healing, hope and patience for all who are suffering in any way; for freedom to all imprisoned by hate or guilt, and for a change of heart to all who need to forgive.
We pray for those who have completed their time on earth. May they know the freedom, joy and fullness of unending life in heaven.
Published on: 05-12-2020
We come to the Lord just as we are and ask that his kingdom may come to be within us and in this place. We pray for an increase in faith that we may become the lights in darkness that we are called to be.
The signs in our world of hate, distrust and greed are shown to us clearly every day. May our eyes see the signs of hope and victory; the opportunities for loving service, for encouragement, reassurance and thanksgiving.
May the parenting and befriending in all our relationships be blessed, and may our love for one another be increased. We pray for the humility to accept guidance and warnings, lovingly given, and the courage to uphold one another in the faith.
In love, we bring to our prayers those who are weary with ongoing pain and weakness, those who are frail with age and all who are vulnerable; May the Lord pour his living strength into their lives and protect them from all that is harmful.
We pray for all who have come to the end of their earthly life, and for those whose lives feel empty without them. May the Lord give comfort to the bereaved, and everlasting peace to all who rest in his love.
Published on: 28-11-2020