Category: Prayer of the Week

Prayer of the Week 28 November 2021

God of promises, you sent your Son to be born among us by Mary and to take our human nature.
Grant that we, who have been born again in him and made your children by adoption and grace,
may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit.
Guide us through this time of Advent by the same Spirit
as we prepare to celebrate his birth and look forward to his return in glory.

Prayer of the Week 21 November 2021

Loving God, in weakness or in strength we bear your image.
We pray for those we love who now live in a land of shadows,
where the light of memory is dimmed, where the familiar lies unknown,
where the beloved become as strangers.
Hold them in your everlasting arms, and grant to those who care a strength to serve,
a patience to persevere, a love to last and a peace that passes human understanding.
Hold us in your everlasting arms, today and for all eternity; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayer of the Week 14 November 2021

God of all nations; we pray for those who have been injured or disabled through war;
for those who have lost homes and security through conflict;
for those who have lost loved relatives in wars;
for those who face danger and take risks for peace.
We pray for all those, especially children, caught up in current conflicts;
for refugees and all those in need of aid and other help.
God of encouragement and Saviour of the despairing,
Comfort those who remember past sacrifices
and guide us in building a just and peaceful community for all.

Prayer of the Week 7 November 2021

Lord we come before you this morning with grateful hearts for all that you have given us.
You have opened your granary of grace and showered us with so much more.
Teach us dear Lord to have generous hearts that hold nothing back
for the work of your kingdom and for the care of our earth.

Prayer of the Week 31 October 2021

God of love, you are so much more than anything we could ever imagine.
Abundant love flows from your very being.
We know your love is the greatest of all.
We bask now in that love, making our small offering in return.
We love you with all our heart, all our understanding, and all our strength – and always will.

Prayer of the Week 24 October 2021

All seeing God, you are so far beyond our understanding, yet you want to meet with us.
You call us into your presence, as the crowd called the blind man to come to Jesus.
We come to you now, mighty Lord, gathered expectantly, ready to worship and learn from you.
May we have eyes open to see you and hearts willing to be seen by you.

Prayer of the Week 17 October 2021

God our creator, we are made in your image, create and reshape us anew for your purposes.
God our sustainer, who sent your Son Jesus to be our servant,
by your grace, forgive us where we have hurt your world.
God our guide and inspiration, open our hearts to receive your wisdom,
inspire and direct us – in Jesus’ name.

Prayer of the Week 3 October 2021

Lord of Harvest, who has graciously given us the fruits of the earth in their season;
we come before your holy presence with humility and thankful hearts for your constant provision.
By your Spirit plant within us such reverence for all that you give us and teach us to be wise stewards of the fruits we enjoy.
Grant us the same grace to use the gifts you have given us for the relief of those in need, through Jesus Christ our Lord.