Author: Robin.Kyd

Prayer of the Week 19 January 2020

Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen

Prayer of the Week 12 January 2020

Loving God, we thank you that you can break into our lives
and bless us with moments of clarity.
Help us to act on your prompting and be confident of our calling,
that when new opportunities come, we will be ready to embrace them to your glory,
and in the name of Jesus Christ.
Amen

Prayer of the Week 5 January 2020

O God, who by the leading of a star manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth:
mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith,
may at last behold your glory face to face;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen

Prayer of the Week 29 December 2019

Lord, we thank you for the gift of your scriptures;
for the people whose stories we read within them.
We thank you for Joseph, whose care and obedience
ensured the safety and wellbeing of our Lord
the son of God and changed the world
and through whom we are adopted into God’s family.
Amen

Prayer of the Week 22 December 2019 Advent 4

Now we know it’s all about trust:
Joseph trusted God and kept his word to Mary.
A seed planted in hope can bring down a fortress.
O Lord, strengthen our trust in your promise
of a new made world, a life unending ever after,
all through the act of power that raised Jesus from the dead.
Amen

Prayer of the Week 15 December 2019 Advent 3

We are well along the Pilgrim way, but where is this blooming desert?
We are still weary, trudging slowly towards gladness.
O Lord, keep us curious with a purpose:
Help us follow the Baptist’s call – ‘Are you The One?’ – with that confident answer in Mary’s song.
Amen

Prayer of the Week 8 December 2019 Advent 2

We believe the rule of justice will come,
but what is the witness of people who hope?
O Lord, give us power to live our Baptism,
to demonstrate forgiveness by the fruit we bear:
defend the humble, help the needy, crush oppression,
testify to peace and love each other in Christ
because we are the keepers of the coming Kingdom.
Amen

Prayer of the Week 1 December 2019 Advent 1

The year rushes on to its end; the days are very short.
The city prepares for feasting with useless tinsel and fairy lights.
O Lord, we feel so unready – you could arrive in the sleepy dark.
Jesus, be our Advent Guide – surround us with your armour of light.
Amen