Prayers

Prayers (related to ‘Holy Habits’)

Discipleship for the whole of life

Father God,
help me take in that discipleship is for all of life.

It is for the dominant and the submissive,
for the angry and for the calm.
For the violent and the peaceful.
For times when we struggle to obey God
and times when His presence leads us.
For far off places
and in the bustling city close at hand.
For the crowded fellowship and the self alone.

Amen.

 

Giving

Thought of as one of the most challenging habits, ‘Giving’ may also be the hardest to pray well.

God of abundant creation,
still our thoughts and make us listeners to your guidance.

Living in a rich society giving makes many challenges,
help us to see the variety of giving:
giving of time to help, or our expertise,
giving of what we have left over in goods or space,
giving so that charities can do their work
or giving in person to those in need.

Guard us when appeals are directed at us.
Keep us full of compassion.
Take away manipulation of our guilty feelings
and open us to the specific giving you have called us to do.

Grow in us a spirit of generosity and sharing.

Amen.

 

These prayer prepared by © Richard Turnbull 2018

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Requests for week beginning Sunday 13 October 2019
  • Please pray for Messy Harvest on Sunday Morning at the Beacon Church Centre Rubery.
  • Please pray for the GEAR Committee as it meets on 15th -16th. Pray for vision and clear-sightedness. 
  • Please pray for teaching on the power of the Holy Spirit, receiving empowerment of attendees at the second Dunamis event “In the Spirit's Power” at Swanwick from 15th to 19th.
  • Please pray for a second Holy Habits taster day at Medway URC’s led by Andrew and Sally. Dates are to be confirmed as either 19th or 26th.