We pray that the Lord may make himself known to the people who come into our churches, or who pass by and sometimes wonder, but have not yet come in; may we be better bearers of his life to those who need him but have never met him.
As the world lurches from crisis to crisis, and there is much misleading and misdirecting, we pray that the Lord may help us recover the natural sense of what is right and just, honest and good, so that our hearts are inclined to hear the voice of his leading and respond to it.
We pray that the Lord will help us to take more seriously our responsibility of helping one another forward into faith, as brothers and sisters; we pray for those in our own families whom we would love to bring to know Lord, and for those who have drifted away.
There are some who are going through very distressing, painful and worrying times. We stand alongside them now, and ask the Lord to give them his comfort, reassurance, healing and peace of mind.
Even as we pray now, there are those journeying through death. We pray for them, for all who have recently died, and for all those left without their loved ones, grieving, or numbed with shock.
Published on: 18-01-2020