We pray for the courage to tell out God’s truth without fear, and to work for his kingdom with joy. In gratitude for the support and love of other Christians, and for the richness of our varied traditions, may we focus our attention on the Lord with such love that all unnecessary divisions between us crumble.
We pray for our law makers and keepers; may our laws work to uphold what is just and true. We pray that we may live in godly peace and goodwill through choice, rather than through fear of punishment; through the desire to live well, rather than avoiding detection.
In all our day-to-day living may we reject deceit and flattery, so that our motives and behaviour are honest, and our love for one another clears as the day.
We pray for all law breakers and their families; for those returning to the community. We pray for those imprisoned by guilt or shame, or trapped by physical frailty, illness or paralysis. We pray for those whose lives are tragically disrupted by war and famine, poverty and disease.
We remember those who, dying in faith, rejoice to see the Lord as he is. We give thanks for their example and commend them to the Father’s peace for ever.
Published on: 24-10-2020