Prayers – 30/10

 

DIOCESE Listening and Discerning: Wellbeing benefits from our natural environment

Creator God, we thank you for this wonderful world we live in, for your gifts of creation that support and sustain us, for the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat. Help us to appreciate the many physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing benefits from spending time with nature. May we treasure and care for all your wonderful gifts of creation so that they may continue to support and sustain generations to come. We pray

for global understanding of the value of nature for wellbeing and for the long term care of our natural world.

Prayer request written by Teresa Redfern – Canterbury Diocesan Environmental Officer

DEANERY Praying for the Deanery discerning how to move forward in a time of change and transition
RESIDENTS Halstead Walk, Hart Street, Hawkwood
COMMUNITY Maidstone Girls Grammar School
CHARITY Street Pastors
SICK & ANXIOUS Tanay, Betty Hildebrand, Alan & Rosemary Watson, Connie Neaves, Jo & Oscar, Hilary King, Priscilla, Peter Sturgess, Fran, Jackie, Wendy, John Larcombe, Beryl Fletcher, James Birt, Alan Bird
DECEASED Melvin Watts, Rita Pengelly, Hilary Hills

 

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‘I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times what is still to come.’ ¬†Isaiah 46:10

‘What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.’ Isaiah 46:11b

We praise You Father because of your great knowledge, power and understanding. We often find it so difficult to see a clear way forward, but we trust in You to guide us, show us what we need to know and to be alongside us on the path. You know what the future holds, You have ordained all that comes to fruition, You know the choices we have to make and to are eager for us to seek your will.

‘All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.’ 2 Tim:3:16

We ask Lord that You will enable us to have a deeper understanding of Your word; to dwell on the things You have said. We ask for an outpouring of Your Holy Spirit that we may truly be equipped for every good work. We pray also for a closer relationship with Your son Jesus, let us learn to put Him at the centre of all we do, that He may be glorified.

We pray, Lord, that we won’t be surprised to see You at work in our lives, our church, our town, our nation. We pray that we might see the power of your word at work in the lives of the poor, the oppressed, the captive in every corner of the world.

We ask for Your blessing on all those making decisions about the future. We live in times when so many claim anxiety, stress, lack of joy as they look around them. We ask that You would draw them close to You, give them hope and a future free from unnecessary anxiety. Jesus left us His peace, may we spread that peace around.

We pray for our nation in these unsettled days, give wisdom to those making decisions, bring responsible leadership into government. We pray that the right person will emerge to lead our nation.

‘May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Jesus Christ, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ Romans 15:5

Lord, this is our prayer, that we might show Your Son, the living word, to our world.