Prayers – April 2020

‘The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.’ Psalm 126: 3

In the midst of all that is going on nationally and globally, help us to remember that this is Holy Week. The start of the greatest sacrifice ever….for us.

We pray lord that we will never lose sight of your love in the midst of this turmoil, your love is with us, surrounding us and within us no matter what the circumstances. You are unchanging, your promises are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.

‘ Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.’  James 1:17

Please Lord enable us to confess as did the Psalmist: ‘ Keep me safe, O Lord, for in you I take refuge. I said to the Lord, ‘ You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.’ Psalm 16:1-2

We pray for everyone caught up in this pandemic…for those suffering from the virus, we ask that you will be with them in their fear, give them strength to fight; for all medical staff who are being tested to the uttermost, renew their strength, give them the ability to endure these dark days. Bless them in their work. For everyone trying to keep the world operating ……we pray for each and every one of them. All are precious and beloved in your sight.

In this broken world, Lord, we ask that you have mercy on us. Forgive us for turning away from you. We especially ask for your compassion on our nation, please let good come from this. May we all come to see you as Lord and Saviour, to recognise the idols we have been worshipping, the things we have put in our lives to replace you…the One true God.

As we approach Good Friday, we pray the eyes of those who don’t understand will be opened to see the unbelievable love that you have for your creation, Lord, please help all those who are lost to find you. Your desire is that we all come to know you. Please let this be a time of awakening.

‘ The Lord is not slow in keeping His promises, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.’ 2 Peter3:9

Praise the Lord