May the Church all over the world be anointed with the oil of the Spirit, so that we burn brightly, lighting the dark world with love and truth. May church communities be kept from error and sin, so that, through word and sacrament, we may be supplied with all our souls require.
May the Spirit of the Lord take the false values of our world and upend them; take the oppressed and free them; take the leaders and inspire them; take the past and redeem it, the future and guide us in it.
It is in our homes and daily tasks that the heavenly Father trains us in loving obedience. We pray for those who have to live and work with us and are familiar with our habits, gifts and faults. May we make the most of the opportunities to love, to forgive, to stand back and to reach out.
As we pray for all who are ill in body, mind or spirit, may they be surrounded with love and healing, reassurance and peace, We pray for those who are too weak or exhausted to pray, but simply know they ache for the comforting presence of the Lord.
We commend to the Father’s mercy and love those who have died in his faith and friendship; may we all share in the joy of Christ’s coming in glory.
Published on: 07-11-2020