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 8 December 2019
  • Please pray for community Christmas events all over our nations. 
  • Please pray for Ryde URC's Celebration of Christmas on the 11th.
  • Please pray for Beacon Church, Canford Heath, Poole. They say 'Give thanks that events over the summer has seen children coming to the Lord and being touched by God in many ways at camps; also for the blessing from three Alpha courses earlier in the year. There has been several testimonies of physical healing over recent months and opportunity to bless families in the community. Pray for those interested in membership and water baptism. Above all, pray that throughout our elders and congregation continue to be God focussed receiving not only his direction but blessing and strength for themselves and their families.'