It’s been a year of disturbance without time or space to settle or rest. How to make a home for a Saviour in this awkward place? Lord, may we seek you in doorways or spots we know well. Keep us ready for discipleship, to go and to tell. Amen
Category: Prayer of the Week
This is the time for hope’s renewal.
We know Christ will bring righteousness
as surely as flowers will come again in spring.
Lord, we light candles to rage against the dark.
Keep us fierce and faithful bringers of hope.
We could become comfortable in creation,
using up the bounty and the beauty God provides.
Our over-indulgence just feeds other’s poverty.
Lord, we hold your world in trust for your imminent arrival.
Keep us busy caring, sharing and preparing it to be fit for you.
This hectic world is quieter for now, holding its breath as the calendar moves on. We hope for fellowship, but prepare for loneliness. Lord, focus our minds on a different preparation; keep us busy in conversation with you. Amen
God the Father,
help us to hear the call of Christ the king
and to follow in his service,
whose kingdom has no end;
for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, one glory.
God of all time, you made time and you entered time to be with us.
We move from ordinary time to extraordinary time, and in all this, we wait for you.
Keep our hearts aflame with the things that please you: mercy, humility, justice.
And as we turn to worship you, we worship you in time, in spirit and in truth.
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.
Gracious God, we know that in coming towards you, you came towards us first.
You called us by name, bringing us deeper into you, into community, into love.
We thank you for this gift.
And now, we hold our hands humbly, offering you what we have,
knowing that you receive what we give, even when it is very little; in Jesus’ name.