Gracious Heavenly Father draw us near to you as we bring
our prayers to you this day.
We pray that we will make this a quiet and Holy time, a true
dedication to you with out any distractions.
We worship and adore you bringing our love for you, together
with our humble thanks.
We never fail to be amazed by your gifts to us and sometimes
we can hardly take it all in.
The wonders of nature in their splendid autumn colours, the birds
whose songs are so clear and vibrant, the rivers whose sparkling
waters run through the glens and out to the distant seaways.
The sky at night in inky darkness, with twinkling stars like a
backdrop to a wonderful occasion. Father we thank you.
We pray Lord that you will be with, and help all who are suffering
from the ravages of war. To be taken by your family, from your home
into a foreign land, hoping to be safe, is so frightening.
Children who know nothing but war and fighting, families who are
split up and loved ones killed or maimed. Be with them all Father
as we remember them.
We pray now for our family and friends, that you will keep them safe
and free from harm. These prayers are asked in Jesus name, Amen.