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 January 2019
  • Please pray for Shanklin URC on the 14th, utilising the Freedom in Christ material to encourage discipleship, and launching fresh groups
  • Please pray for PRMI’s Dunamis Fellowship International meeting in Black Mountain, North Carolina from 15-19
  • Please pray for the work of the ASK Centre as it responds to vulnerable folk in Rhyl who need food, clothing and housing.
  • Please pray for URC Youth Assembly meeting 18-20 January
  • Please pray for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18-25th)— for events and services around Britain and Ireland