Weekly Prayer 51 15th December 2012.
On this cold chilly morning we pray to you Heavenly Father, we
thank you for all you have done for us so graciously and freely.
During this hectic Christmas time may we never lose the meaning
of Christmas. The birth of Christ.
His birth means more than presents, decorations, food, drink ,
and an excess of everything.
We pray that we will remember other people who are unhappy and
have so very little. Through no fault of their own some are homeless
and they especially need our help and prayers. Again Father we say
thank you because no matter how little we have we are never destitute.
In praying to you mighty redeemer, let us realise that your great love
for us can be our goal. We can have love that is patient, not arrogant,
never boastful, love that bares all and love that is eternal.
Without your help God we are nothing, please bless us always.
We speak to you through Jesus our Lord Amen.
Weekly Prayer 50; 9th December 2012.
Almighty Father hear us today as we pray to you. We need
your forgiveness even though we try to do the right things
we often fail.
During this second week of Advent we remember the lighting
of the second candle which throws out a steady stream of light.
As Jesus was the light of the world, may we shine in places
of darkness. Help us Lord for we are weak and frail.
Even in this so called enlightened age in which we live, there
are many dark places we simply don’t know about. We pray
Lord that we may be the candle shining in the darkness.
We pray for all in the war torn lands especially the children.
They do not understand what is going on Father, please
comfort and keep them, wrap your arms around them and give
love and shelter.
As we prepare for Christmas let us not forget why we are
celebrating, and in praying to you Blessed Saviour we will
remember your Holy Birth with thanksgiving.
Through Jesus these prayers come to you Heavenly Father AMEN.
Weekly Prayer 49; 2nd December 2012
In reverence we come before you seeking pardon for ours
sins and help with the coming week.
We pray Heavenly Father that the sound of your voice will
resonate through all the earth, and nations everywhere
will worship you, praise and honour your name.
We thank you for the opportunity to speak and pray with you.
Our prayers come straight from our grateful hearts, knowing
that you hear them, we wait patiently for your answer.
We know the answer will come but we trust in the Lord
and with him all things are possible.
On this 1st Sunday in Advent with the lighting of the Advent
Candle, we look forward in anticipation to the Birth of our
Beloved Saviour. We will try to keep the real meaning of
Christmas to the forefront of our daily lives.
We ask these things in Jesus name Amen
Weekly Prayer 48; 25th November 2012.
Your Words are my Joy and my Hearts Delight
We pray to you Heavenly Father with thankful hearts, we thank
you for every thing you give to us.
Your gifts are mighty and everlasting, but your love is tender
and healing . When we pray to you o God we do so because
we in return, love you with all our hearts.
When we have problems to which we cannot find a solution
of course we turn to you, as you will help and comfort us. Our
prayers never fall on deaf ears, you are always ready to hear us.
Thank you for the joy of your written word. Our banner headline
today is Your word is my joy and my hearts delight, and how true.
To sit quietly at ease, reading your holy book is happiness without
measure, especially in the hurly burly of modern day living.
The joy and delight are real because no matter how many times
we read the Bible it always comes across fresh and new.
we pray that it will always remain so.
While praying we ask that we will find the true meaning of many
passages we read. Please Heavenly Father lift the veil from our eyes
and let us see the real truth. We ask for this in Jesus name, Amen.
Weekly Prayer; 19th November 2012.
We pray Lord that during the coming week we can curb
our impatience. We pray to you but we want instant answers
We know that you do not work in that way but we still persist.
Loving Father forgive us and help us to see that our persistence
is not the way to come to you. In quietness and reverence we
must make our plea and then we leave the rest to you.
We thank you for the many gifts you give to us. We read in
Marks gospel that children are a gift from God and we realise
that they are one of Gods greatest gifts because they change
lives. We thank you Lord for every child you have given.
At this time we remember our friends we thank you Lord,
for all of them. They enrich our lives and bring joy to our
hearts every day. Its true there really is a golden “ Chain of
Friendship,” its never bought or sold, but it is a lasting
wonder, again a gift from you, Gracious God.
We pray that we will be able to serve you Father in all we
say and do, through Jesus our Saviour, Amen.
Weekly Prayer 46; 11th November 2012.
This is the day that the Lord has made!
Awake and greet the new day, we pray that in this day we
will further your Kingdom O Lord by our humility,
thoughtfulness, and kindness. We know you are pleased
when we make an extra effort and its really not that difficult.
We pray that we might be a “light,” as you Jesus are the light
of the world. When we walk with you there is no darkness
and your light shows us the way.
For this we are thankful and full of joy. We know when we live
a Christian life our joy is overflowing because of all you do
for us Gracious God even when we are not abiding by your laws.
Merciful Father please forgive our sins and hopefully we will
be better children in the future.
Again Lord we pray for our brothers and sisters in Syria and
those who have fled to Turkey. For their Christian faith they
have been persecuted so we pray and pray again remembering
them day and night. We will never forget “The Power of Prayer.”
Through Jesus our saviour all things are possible Amen
Weekly Prayer 45; 3rd November 2012.
Heavenly Father fill our hearts with joy as we bring our
prayers to you. We have all had different types of weeks
some of us were busy, some of us were not so well, some
of us had wonderful moments that we will never forget,
and some of us did not notice what kind of week we had.
You saw everything Gracious God and we thank you for
everything you gave and everything you did.
We pray we will perhaps be a little more thankful especially
when we realise some people have nothing. We are not
talking about a little, we are talking about NOTHING.
Very few of us have nothing and we pray that we can turn
the situation round and share what we have.
We hear the words “clean drinking water” and we don’t
realise in drought ridden areas people do not have any
water at all. We pray Father that through our “Jars of Grace”
we can do a little to alleviate that thirst.
We ask with humble hearts that you will look after our families
and friends especially those who are ill. All these entreaties
come to you through our beloved saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.a
Weekly Prayer 44; 27th October 2012.
All Glory and Thankfulness to you almighty God
We pray that you will continue to bless us and that your
goodness to us will never diminish.
During last week we had some beautiful autumnal weather
revealing the beauty around us . It was breathtaking!
Every colour was to be seen, each outdoing its’ neighbour.
We pray we will always see the beauty and in thanking
you we will rejoice. We often think saying “thank you”
is not enough, but we also know that you are pleased at
our happiness with your natural world.
We thank you for our work and leisure as we can show
others what it means to be a child of Christ. At work we
can try to see others’ point of view as our own is not always
the correct one. Working in harmony is a distinct pleasure
that we Lord, strive to attain.
We pray that our leisure is used to rekindle our love for
you, by reaching our full potential in all we do.
You make our “free time” or “me time” mean so much more,
And if you are at the centre of it how much more we enjoy it.
We send these our prayers God winging up to you through
Your beloved son Jesus Christ Amen.
Weekly Prayer 43; 20th October 2012
King of Kings and Lord of Lords as another week approaches
we come before you in wonder and awe.
We pray that you will hear us with all our needs and desires.
We know that you never fail us and yet we still question you,
please forgive us Lord.
Let our week be filled with your presence filling our hearts with
love for you. We want you to be at the centre of our world our
first thought in the morning and our last waking thought at night
We pray that this week we can help those who cannot help
themselves, by being there to listen and doing whatever we can
to alleviate their suffering. We will try dear Lord to put others
before self. As the days grow shorter, nights are colder, please
Heavenly Father bless all those who have to choose between
heating or eating, we will try in our humble way to help.
We pray for all who are spreading your word here and worldwide.
Its not always easy to talk about your wonderful message of
peace and love but we will keep them in our hearts.
We pray for our families, our children, and all our friends.
We want them to grow in stature but also to grow in Christian
values, true children of God.
We ask that you will accept these prayers through Jesus Christ
our Lord and saviour, Amen.
Weekly Prayer 42 ;13th October 2012.
Gracious God our Heavenly Father we come before you in
humility, to pray for others and ourselves.
First of all we thank you for everything you have done for us,
You take great delight in giving us beautiful gifts, surprising
us many times with your generosity. Heavenly Father when
we pray to you we must never forget to say “thank you”.
Please accept our grateful thanks for everything.
We pray for all those who live in poverty here and afar.
We try to help in small ways and we ask you to bless all who
co-ordinate relief work and make such a difference to everyone.
We know all small contributions really can mount up so we
will give with a smile and hope in our hearts.
We pray for all whom we know who are ill, lonely or dying.
Give them the strength to see another day through if that is
your will. Heavenly Father gather them to you and bless them.
God we know you from the quietness.
God we know you from the sound of the sea.
God we know you from the driving rain.
God we know you from the solitude of the hills.
God we know you from the cry of a baby.
God we know you from the stillness of death.
You are always with us and we ask in Jesus name that
you will accept our prayers Amen.