Prayers – 26/03


DIOCESE Praying Lent: The Wonder of Prayer

Jesus said to him, “Do quickly what you are going to do.” … So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.’ (John 13:27,30 NRSV)

Look …
What do you notice? What thoughts or feelings stir as you look into the face in this picture?

Wonder …
How did Judas get to this cataclysmic act of betrayal? What might we learn from his story?

Pray …
Jesus, voice of justice and truth,
Forgive us when our frustrations drive us out into darkness;
Forgive us when our own desires end in the betrayal of another.
Grow in us, your church, a hunger for justice,
That we may step out into the night,
Carrying the light of hope to betrayer and betrayed alike.


Praying Lent written by Lyndall Bywater – Diocesan Changing Lives Prayer Network Co-ordinator

DEANERY Praying for the Deanery discerning how to move forward in a time of change and transition
RESIDENTS Queen’s Avenue, Queen’s Road, Queensgate
COMMUNITY 2nd Allington Guides
SICK & ANXIOUS Tanay, Betty Hildebrand, Rosemary Watson, Connie Neaves, Jo & Oscar, Hilary King, Priscilla, Peter Sturgess, Fran, Jackie, John Larcombe, James Birt, Alan Bird, Jill, Tina & James, Elsa Harrington, Barbara Graham, Jackie Harlock, Mike Garrett


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‘Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.’ Ephesians 3:20-21

Lord, we thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and blessing over us, for your love and care, for Your sacrifice that we might have freedom and life. Help us to set our eyes and hearts on You afresh. Refresh our spirit, fill us with your peace and joy. Be with us day by day as we face whatever life may bring.

‘ Live as children of light….and find out what pleases the Lord.’    paraphrase Ephesians 5:10

We ask, Father, that as we go through this Interregnum, you will give us wisdom, discernment and peace. We pray, Lord, that You will be with us as we prepare our Parish profile, may we seek Your will for this church not our own preferences and desires. Please, Father, prepare someone with a heart to lead, disciple and encourage Your flock that all things will come together in your time. Give us grace and understanding as the process moves forward, may we be united in our desire to see Your Kingdom grow here in Allington.

We continue to pray for all those caught up in war zones and places of conflict. We pray for your spirit to bring peace and healing. We lift up to you all those working to bring peace, may they inspire others by their actions and be strengthened to carry on even in the hardest times. We ask, Lord, that You will bring comfort to those impacted by war, famine, disease, natural disasters. May they find places of refuge and peace, please, Lord, give them hope.

‘ Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever and ever.’ Psalm 136:1

Lord, we thank you for Your great goodness, for your love that endures forever.  We pray for our land, for healing in our cities and communities. We pray, Lord, for spiritual revival to come to our nation, bringing repentance, restoration and renewed focus on You. May your word be heard in schools, the workplace, in government, in homes. We pray for integrity in our leaders, may they act honestly, with justice and insight. May Jesus be glorified in our lives, church and country.