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.
Category: Prayer of the Week
God the Father,
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.
Loving God, guide each one of us to follow the prayerful example of your Son,
who gave everything so that we may possess eternal life.
Help us follow in the steps of our Saviour and experience intimate prayer and fellowship with you and with our brothers and sisters.
We trust that you love us and are working all things together for good for those of us who love you.
Guide each one of us in our prayers and actions through the power of the Holy Spirit,
so that we may make a lasting difference in other people’s lives as we ask in Jesus’ name.
We praise you, Lord, for witnesses through the ages who have told your story and made you real to the next generation.
We thank you for people whose names are well known and prominent,
and we thank you for those whose names are long lost in the annals of history – but who are known to you.
We praise you for all whose good Christian lives have impacted on who we are, and what we are, and where we are.
We praise you that in every generation there are witnesses who stand out, who stand up to be counted, who make a difference to the Christian path. We praise you, Lord God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that we have been brought by word, by deed, by action to follow you.
Faithful and loving God, we do not always feel like rejoicing.
Even as we gather to worship you, our minds are sometimes distracted and elsewhere,
weighed down by the burdens of our lives.
Help us, in this moment, to find it within our hearts
to REJOICE in your constancy and loving care for us
for we know you love us immensely.
Loving God, we come to you in gratitude.
We are all so different, each our own being; and yet you love and care for us all.
You nurture and protect us.
How can we not be thankful to you for all that the journey with you offers!
We thank you that you guide us, in unexpected ways, to find the right way in life.
We thank you that when we wander, you draw us back to you,
give us new direction and encourage us to follow where you lead.
We thank you that the pains of life can be overshadowed by the joy of walking with you.
For all these blessings and more, we give you thanks and praise.