Family & Friends
We pray for our own local community. We give thanks to those who work hard to unite our community. We thank you that you forgive our failings and we ask you to graciously give us a spirit of love and forgiveness that sees only the good in each other, that bears no grudges and forgives all grievances. May we learn to forgive others as you would forgive us.
Lord in your Mercy
Lord in Your Mercy….
Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle; the strength to be forgiving; the patience to be understanding; and the endurance to accept the consequences of holding to what we believe to be right.
May we put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil and the power of love to overcome hatred.
We pray for the vision to see and the faith to believe in a world emancipated from violence, a new world where fear shall no longer lead men to commit injustice, nor selfishness make them bring suffering to others.
Help us to devote our whole life and thought and energy to the task of making peace, praying always for the inspiration and the power to fulfill the destiny for which we and all men were created.
Lord in Your Mercy…
Jesus is here with us ready to speak peace, ready to rejoice with his disciples, ready to empower us for his mission by providing us with the Holy Spirit. We pray O Lord that as your disciples, your church would be always willing to follow you, ready to witness to your resurrection power, ready to proclaim what you have done, what you are doing and what you will do in the future.
Lord in your mercy…
Blessed are You, loving Father,
We thank you for all your gifts to us.
Blessed are You for giving us family and friends
To be with us in times of joy and sorrow,
To help us in days of need,
And to rejoice with us in moments of celebration.
Father, We praise You for Your Son Jesus,
Who knew the happiness of family and friends,
And in the love of Your Holy Spirit.
Blessed are you for ever and ever.
Lord in Your Mercy ….
Those in Need
Lord, we pray that you are able to provide solace and inspiration to
those who feel detached from you at this moment. Those who feel that
you may not be present in their daily lives, or find it difficult to
turn their thoughts towards to you. We pray that they are able to once
again experience your ever present and glorifying nature and realise
that you had never left them, but were always there waiting.
We thank you, Lord, for providing us the time and space to live and
breathe both physically and spiritually. We thank you for your
patience and grace for all those who feel spiritual crisis in their
lives. Most of all, we thank you for being beside us at all times;
whether we recognise this or not.
We especially remember those of our benefice who need your support ……
And let us pray for the St John family as they hold their memorial service this afternoon for their Daughter, Sister & friend Briony