Daily Prayers Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Prayers for the Day, Wednesday

Good morning and welcome to our Prayers for the Day.

This is the Day that the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it. Amen

Blessed Advent brothers and sisters in Christ. Advent invites us to be patient while we wait in repentance with hope for the One who is to come and calls us back to our hopes and dreams in Christ. Unfortunately, our nonstop pace and demand of life, makes it increasingly difficult to be patient.

 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.”  James 5:7-8 NKJV

James tells us to be patient while we wait and watch for the return of Christ! This waiting must be accompanied by patience, activity and hope. James gives us this illustration of a farmer who takes action in sowing and waits for the land to yield its valuable crop.

Farmers have no control of when it’s going to rain or how much sunshine there will be but season by season they continue to sow seeds and wait patiently in anticipation that by sowing the seed, nature will give moisture to germinate and plant will grow. Farmers only take responsibility for the issues that are within their control despite the unknown outcome of the quality and quantity of crop which will be known @ harvest time. Farmers invest time, energy, money and wait patiently by helping crop along the way with cultivating, pruning and adding fertilizer time to time. I want to think their hope is based on the evidence of bumper harvests from previous seasons. Likewise, there are times in our lives were circumstances around us are totally and completely out of our control.  God may want us to take care of what is within our control and surrender the rest to Him to take action in areas of our lives that we may not see. But Farmers are also aware in some seasons their hopes are not fulfilled as expected – it may be season of drought.  May we be patient when we go through uncertainties and challenging moments of our lives.  God has done things for us in the past and let us hold on to that hope in waiting for our prayers to be answered knowing God will take us through different seasons of our lives.

“God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfil His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.”  (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

 Let us therefore surrender to Him and wait upon His Word for His Will in our lives.

Let us Pray:

We thank you Father God for the Advent season giving us the opportunity to reflect on Scripture and prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of your Son.  May we find stillness in your presence towards the light of your eternal love revealed through Jesus Christ.  May the Advent season be a time of Enrichment, a time of Refreshment, a time of Deep Patience and Contentment, a time of Grace, Joy and Peace in readiness for the coming of Christ.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

As severe weather conditions sores across the nation, we pray for people who are unable to keep warm and get to provisions they need.  We pray for your provisions to people across country and in our own community for those struggling to get warmth and nourishment.  We pray for the warm spaces being provided across the nation and for volunteers in our own church who tirelessly continue to keep the church doors open and offer support to the visitors.  We pray for those in Jersey who lost their homes in explosion and for those who perished in the blast.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

We pray for people of Uganda as they face Ebola outbreak and its possible deadly consequences. We pray for provision of medical resources in all areas of need to save lives of those affected. We pray for all those facing conflict and those who are suffering from the effects of conflict and wars across the world.  We pray for the people coordinating humanitarian aid across nations. Give them courage, grant them strength, good health and guidance in their mission.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

Loving father, we ask you to comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind and spirit.  We remember those especially known to us by name and need of your healing touch. Lord we bring before you those died recently and be with their loved ones who feel their loss; remembering Revd George and family following loss of a dear sister and all those known and unknown to us.  May all those grieving be comforted by the knowledge of your love and peace.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

Father God, you are our rock, we call on you today, believing that you will lift up our heavy burdens and strengthen us for tasks on our ways. Renew our strength, Lord. Fill us with your supernatural power to overcome each obstacle in ours paths by walking with you today and beyond.

Merciful Father.
Accept these prayers for the sake of Your Son our Saviour, Jesus Christ


As our Saviour taught us, so we pray
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours now and for ever.

Have a wonderful blessed day!!

Grace Hunting