We pray that the light of God will shine in the Church throughout the world, to set us free from prejudice, small-mindedness and hypocrisy. As members of the Body of Christ may we move freely through the power of God wherever we are called to go, available and active in God’s service.
We pray that our world may be lit by this light in the darkness to bring freedom and hope wherever there is oppression, recognition and respect where there is none, and in all conflicts positive ways forward.
We pray that in our homes, our workplaces and our neighbourhoods the light of godly loving may soften harsh edges, encourage mutual caring, and heal dysfunctional or damaging relationships.
We pray that all those whose lives are fettered by the past, by rejection, guilt, pain or anxiety, may be set free and encouraged to live to the full.
We pray for those who have died, and those who miss them and are finding it very hard to cope with their loss. We pray for all those who have no one to help them through that last journey.
Published on: 25-01-2020