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 10 November 2019
  • Please pray for all who pause and remember today and tomorrow.
  • Please pray for URC Mission Enablers residential 11th -12th - ERA attending. Pray for the event to inspire them and for enthusiasm for outreach to infuse the whole church
  • Please pray for the Council for World Mission Board Meeting in South Africa on 11-12
  • Please pray for those going on the National Youth weekend.  We thank you for youth workers, paid and voluntary who serve the children and young people in our churches. 
  • Please pray for Mission Council meeting at Swanwick, 15-17 November.
  • Please pray for all churches doing the Tearfund Big Quiz around the 16th.
  • Please pray for Crossfire Plus weekend at Bonsall Camp in Derbyshire from 15th to 17th.