Prayers – 16 Jan
|DIOCESE||Merciful God, in our prayer we bring to mind the
Biblical stories of those who sought to discern
your presence and ways. There was Abraham
who felt called to a far country, and Esther who
stood up to power. There was Jeremiah who felt
too young, and Anna who waited many years.
There was Nehemiah who determined to build
despite opposition, and John who dreamed of a
future city. Because these people, and many
unnamed others like them sincerely sought you,
we are here today, like them seeking you for life and direction. Lead us we pray, we will
(Prayer request written by Canon Neville Emslie – Diocesan Director of Mission and
The Church of England
|RESIDENTS||Rayleigh Close, Roseleigh Avenue, Rowland Close|
|SICK & ANXIOUS||Tanay, Kirsty, Betty Hildebrand, Gordon Lorimer, Amy Bates, Alan & Rosemary Watson, Jonathan & Sue Veira, Connie Neaves, Emma & Alex, Melvin Watts, Jo & Oscar, Hilary King|
|DECEASED||John Tomlinson, Hazel Jones|
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‘The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.’ Psalm 19:1
Thank you, Lord, for the beauty of Your world around us. The variety and intricacy of all You have made. We can’t help but be in awe of Your work. Help us to look out at creation, to see Your might and glory in the sunrise, sunset, the natural world in which we live.
‘Whatever is true; whatever is noble, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things.’ Phil 4:8
We pray, Father, that we will remember to focus on Your truth, to not be cast down by all that is going on around us. Help us, Lord, to pray for the needs of the world whilst keeping our minds true to Your truth. We pray for all those involved in relaying news and information to the world. Give them the desire to show truth, to give accurate information not false news or gossip. Please give us the grace to build each other up, not tear down; to encourage not destroy.
We pray for the people of the world, no matter where or who, each one is precious to you. We pray for those who have not yet met with Jesus, whether friends, family or strangers. We pray that they may all have opportunity to see You, to respond to Your perfect love. We have no idea of the hurt and despair some people carry within themselves, but, You know everyone intimately and long to bring them into Your Kingdom. Please, Lord, open eyes, hearts and minds to receive Jesus and the gift of eternal life.
Lord, we know things are far from perfect in our world, but we have hope that Your Kingdom will come, that Your will be done on earth as in heaven. May we all work toward that day.
‘Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.’ Psalm 150:6
This, Father, is our prayer.