Category: Prayer of the Week
O God, your name is veiled in mystery, yet we dare to call you Father;
your Son was begotten before all ages, yet is born among us in time;
your Holy Spirit fills the whole creation, yet is poured forth now into our hearts.
Because you have made us and loved us and called us by name,
draw us more deeply into your divine life, that we may glorify you rightly,
through your Son, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.
Merciful God: we cry out to you in these anxious times:
where things have gone horribly wrong, and your people and church are filled with sadness and pain,
we pray that you will manifest yourself in your everlasting love.
Where people are at loggerhead or locked in a stalemate, speak to them,
and take them away from the paths of war and destruction.
Where your church is persecuted and people forbidden from speaking your name,
reach out to them in their darkness and be revealed as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
for you are always with us all the time, every place and you are the God of Hope.
We pray that the earth will be filled with your knowledge and wisdom
and that your light will envelope the earth dispelling darkness and evil in Jesus’ name.
Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life
to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit.
Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel,
that it may reach to the ends of the earth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Merciful God, we gather in humility to worship you.
Caring God, we bring to you our concerns.
Glorious God, we exalt your holy name.
Unite us; make us one in you,
that your love may strengthen and empower us
in this time of testing and anxiety.
Faithful God, who loves us in Christ Jesus, send your Spirit of truth to the world within us that we may always reject what is false, live by the commands of Christ and be true to the love you have shown us. Grant this through Jesus Christ, the Resurrection and the Life, who lives and reigns...
even as we find ourselves in the upheaval caused by the devastating virus,
we pledge to serve you and all humanity
and to strive to bring peace, justice and the relief of want and suffering,
through the Grace of your son and our Lord.
Guide us by your Spirit;
give us wisdom;
give us courage;
give us hope;
and keep us faithful now and all the days of lives.
Safe in your hand, O God,
is the flock you shepherd
through Jesus your Son.
Lead us always to living waters
where you promise respite and refreshment,
that we may be counted among those
who know and follow you.
we ask this through Jesus Christ, the resurrection and the life,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit
God for ever and ever.
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Loving God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread:
Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work.
May we, too, open our doors to our neighbours, so that love and friendship can flourish, and all can enjoy the feast.
May the risen Christ walk by our side and never, ever leave us.
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