Prayers – 7th November
Creator God, sustainer of all things, You have entrusted to us the care of your world. In the face of the planet’s distress, Rescue us from the paralysis of complacency and defeatism; Teach us to blend prayer and activism, hope and determination, That your Church might truly be good news to all creation. Amen.
Caring for creation involves a healthy mix of prayer and action. In this Creation season, we invite you to make a ‘prayerful change’ – to choose just one small lifestyle change which will benefit the planet, then to pause and pray for a moment each time you put that change into practice. As world leaders gather for the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, we invite you to join us in making the first two weeks of November a time of focused prayer for the environment. Visit the Keep Praying page on our website for plenty of creative ways you and your church can pray and take action: https://www.canterburydiocese.org/keep-praying
|RESIDENTS||Langdale Rise, Langham Close, Lesley Place|
|COMMUNITY||Bower Mount Medical Practice|
|SICK & ANXIOUS||Tanay, Kirsty, Betty Hildebrand, Gordon Lorimer, Amy Bates, Alan & Rosemary Watson, Jonathan & Sue Veira, Connie Neaves, Emma & Alex, Pauline Garrett, Melvin Watts, Terry Middleditch, Jo & Oscar, Jane & Martin Smith|
|DECEASED||Valerie Cojucar, Winifred Yerrall, Geoffrey North, Cheng Kin Geddes|
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‘Greater love has no-one than this, that one lays down his life for his friends.’ John 15:13
Lord ,as we approach Remembrance Day, we remember with gratitude all those who have lost their lives in conflict, we give thanks for the freedom we have and pray that we may use it wisely. Help us, Lord, to recognise tyranny wherever it manifests itself and enable us to fight it.
We pray for all those who have been injured or disabled through war, for those who have lost homes and family. We ask, Lord, that You bring Your healing into damaged lives, give comfort to all who mourn.
‘Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.’ Matthew 5:9
We give thanks for the peacekeepers, for all who are helping to keep our world secure and free. We lift up to You especially those who have answered the call in Your name, who strive to bring Your love into a hostile world. Be their light in the darkness, give them hope, keep them safe, give them peace within themselves.
‘Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. ‘James 3:18
We pray that we may show and encourage peace in every encounter we have. Let Your peace on earth begin with each of us.