Category: Prayer of the Week

Prayer of the Week 10 November 2019

Living God, you call us into a deeper relationship with you.
You hear the cry of the weak and you value each of us, whatever our circumstances.
We praise you for your abundant generosity, for your astonishing grace
and we give thanks that we are called to reflect those qualities in our own lives.
Remember us Lord as we remember those who have fought the good fight
and now rest in your love and peace.

Prayer of the Week 3 November 2019

Loving God, we praise you for your presence in our lives and for your faithfulness to us.
We gather together in our weakness and in our strength,
celebrating each other’s faith and sharing our struggles.
We gather to hear your message of hope in a very divided world
and we pray for ears to listen in Jesus’ name.

Prayer of the Week 27 October 2019

Before the radiance of God, we are dim creatures indeed.
We shine only by his reflected light, and it is dimmed by our efforts to shine brighter than others.
We come before you, Lord, casting off the false mantles we have assumed for ourselves.
Humbled, we pay homage to you and not to our false images of ourselves.

Prayer of the Week 20 October 2019

Shine your light in us, through us, and over us.
May we make a difference in this world for your glory, so that your purposes would stand.
Set you way before us. May all your plans succeed.
May we reflect your peace and hope to a world that so desperately needs your presence and healing.

Prayer of the Week 13 October 2019

Compassionate God,
be with those who need you:
the unloved, the friendless, the oppressed, the sick, the dying, the bereaved.
Take your love where we can’t, or won’t, reach.
Make your Spirit known in the worst places and times,
so that all may benefit from the sacrifice
that Jesus made for humankind.
It is in his name we pray.

Prayer of the Week 6 October 2019

God of creation, whose glory is all around and within us:
open our eyes to your wonders, that we may serve you with reverence and know your peace.
You crown the year with your goodness, and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season:
grant that we may use them to your glory and for the relief of those in need.
May we cherish and respect this planet and all your creation in it through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayer of the Week 29 September 2019

Lord Jesus, be with those whose week never seems to start,
because there is no difference for them in the days. Every day is the same.
Lord, we pray for those who have no joy in being able to do something new;
for those whose routine is so rigid that anything out of the ordinary is challenging, frightening.
In their routine may they find you. In the care provided by others, may they find your love.
In the work done for them may they find your healing hands.
For you are our carer, our healer and our sustainer, and in your name we pray.

Prayer of the Week 22 September 2019

Living God, you created us out of love and you know us well.
Search our hearts as we come before you to acknowledge your sovereignty and grace,
and to enter anew into covenant with you and with one another.
Reveal any reluctance or falsehood within us
and allow your Spirit to impress your truth on our inmost being.
Receive us in mercy, for the sake of our Mediator, Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.