We pray that the Church may always be open to receive the Father’s love; may we be swept clear of pomposity, complacency or self-righteousness; may we come humbly and simply into his presence and wait on him, knowing our dependence on him, and rejoicing in it.
We pray for all world leaders and their governments; for the strength of authority comes not through force and domination but through co-operation and mutual respect; we pray for greater consideration of the needs of one another and of our planet, and a desire to right past wrongs and injustices.
We pray for a growing maturity in our thinking and our loving that enables us to be childlike; we pray for healing from all the damage that prevents us from growing up; we pray that our children in this church may be helped to grow strong, and we give thanks for all we learn from them.
We pray for all who cry out for rest and relief, all who are carrying terrible burdens that weigh them down, all whose poverty denies them the chance of healing, all whose wealth denies them the chance of knowing their need of the Father’s love.
We pray for those who die unprepared to meet the Lord, and for all who have died recently, both those well known to us and those dying unknown and unnoticed all over the world.
Published on: 04-07-2020