Category: Prayer of the Week

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prayer of the Week 24 November 2019 Christ the King

Almighty and everlasting God,
whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords:
mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin,
may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Prayer of the Week 17 November 2019

Creator God, thank you for the opportunity of being together as your people.
As we look forward to the week to come,
we pray for an awareness of your love and support in all we do.
We are sorry that we only seem to turn to you
in the down times of our lives, and forget to thank you for the good times.
There is so much in your world for which we should be grateful and we offer our thanks now.
Be with us, and all who need your loving touch at this time.

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.