Please continue to pray for the following people.
Those feeling unwell, or who are elderly and living with pain.
David Part (MK), David Stevenson (MK), Barny Beddow (LC), Sarah Smith, Ann, (E), Jeannie,
Mabel Brown (WL), Nelly and for Peter and Carola. And for parents, children, partners or carers looking after them.
For those who are sick in mind or spirit. All people suffering with Covid or Long-Covid.
For families who are grieving and coming to terms with the death of a loved one, Georgina Baker (ML), James Hiscock (LP), Sandra May, (WL), David Carter (GC), Julia Oliver (E), Lyn Dyson (WL), Rebecca Delmar-Morgan (ML), Hazel Maynard (ML) Tony Morton (LP) and George Lawrence (WL).
We continue to pray for Ukraine
God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment
and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.
We also pray for the earthquake victims in Turkey and N. Syria
God of mercy, we continue to pray for the people of Turkey
and Syria following the recent earthquakes.
We mourn the death and destruction, and pray for those who have died and those who grieve.
We hold in our hearts those who are injured, and those who have lost loved ones, livelihoods, and homes.
Sustain and guide all responding to this disaster.
Grant those affected courage and resilience, as they rebuild their lives and communities.
Inspire the governments of the world and all aid agencies to unite in their support acting swiftly
and generously, so that help may reach all who are in need. Amen.
Please pray for all refugees in our communities. We share in their sadness.
We also pray for the wellbeing of our doctors and nurses, our health care visitors and home help services as well as all who are waiting for hospital appointments, in need of hospital treatment, waiting for an operation or recovering after an operation.
We pray for our care homes and the staff that look after the needs of their residents.
We pray for The Nestling Trust and for Sue who tirelessly continues with her work in Nepal. For the on-going work of their clinics. For the wellbeing of the children in their care and those running the homes. And for the health and safety of street children everywhere.
We pray for our education system and for our schools, head-teachers and all staff as they continue to seek to educate our children in safety and with love.
And everyone suffering from food and fuel poverty or homeless this year
Please pray one extra prayer each day.
Monday Creator God, create in us a clean heart and a right spirit. Give to us a true faith so that when the your spirit comes upon us, we will not be empty vessels but people full of the love and ready to do your will.
Tuesday God of Wisdom, inspire our lives to care for the poor, the alien in our midst, and the orphan at our door. That we may show the love that you have shown to us and follow in the step of Christ.
Wednesday God of Justice, give us courage to make right the wrongs we have made. The wrongs we see in our villages and our country. To take the stand against predigest, against cruelty, against violence and against war.
Thursday Christ of our healing, we ask that you show your love and compassion to the sick and the dying. We pray the our friends and family members that are in need of your care in mind, body or spirit. We ask that you meet them at their point of need this day and always.
Friday Christ of our redemption, you fill our hearts with joy. Help us to tell your story, so that others may come to know they are loved, and they too may be full of your joy.
Saturday Holy Spirit, come to our lives, live in our hearts, guide us in all we do and say. So that we may find peace, promised by God, filling our minds. So we may live in peace for the remainder of our lives, until that day when wesee you face to face.
Promises from God.
I will not forget the love you have shown Me by serving others.
I will repay those who are kind to the poor.
My goodness and mercy will chase after you all your life.
All My blessings will overtake those who obey Me.
Prayers for the coming of Pentecost
Listen to the blowing of the wind
Please stop, please!
Listen to the beating of your heart.
Listen to the blowing of the wind,
the movement of the Spirit.
Be silent – said the Lord
and know that I am God.
And listen to the cry of the voiceless.
Listen to the groaning of the hungry.
Listen to the pain of the landless.
Listen to the sigh of the oppressed
and to the laughter of the children.
For that is authentic communication;
listening to the people,
living with people
dying for people.
Whirlwind Spirit of God,
Roar through our timidities and fears,
Shake the foundations of our ill-placed securities,
Sweep away the cobwebs of our apathy,
Blow down the walls that separate us, one from another.
Then into all our empty spaces, breathe
re-strengthened courage to challenge injustice,
renewed belief in the urgency of our vocation,
revitalised passion to change our lifestyles,
re-dedication to speak only words that build and unite.
Let gentle breeze and still small voice
become in us today
mighty wind and loud proclamation.
Make of us a Pentecost people!