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Prayer for New Year 2013 PDF Print E-mail

                          Prayer for New Year 2013   

 As we stand at the beginning of a new Year let us pray

Lord that you will guard and guide us to our full potential 

                         In the year 2013.

We thank you for all the gifts you give to us all year, you give 

them freely and graciously and without asking anything in

return. When we do ask for favours, we can be sure that you

will look on us with love and if possible they will be granted.

We hope this year Lord that we can all use our different talents

to work together as a group and not fractured bits on our own.

Make us stronger Lord to tackle the year ahead, with all its good

times and difficulties, and make our weakness a thing of the past.

We know that we have  a wonderful role model in Jesus and

by trying to do as he taught, we will make such a difference

in so many lives. “Love one another as I have loved you”  his 

words,  and how appropriate and meaningful in our lives today.

    We bring this prayer to you through Jesus your son.

                   May His Kingdom Come.             Amen.

Weekly Prayer 53; 30th Decemember 2012. PDF Print E-mail

Dear Father we pray to you on this in between week with

hope and thankfulness. After the excesses of Christmas time

we are eagerly looking forward to the New Year.


We hope that we have been able to show you that during the

last year we have tried to be better Christians. Its not at all

easy, but with your help next year we will go that little bit

further and try a little bit harder. We pray for your help and

guidance, because  without  that we are nothing. We know

how much it pleases you when we give as much as possible.

Even if we think we are doing enough you know we are not.

                             We can try………….


One        an extra offer of friendship,  two        a little more 

time when we are praying, three         an extra coin when we

are giving, there are countless ways if only we look.

We pray in all sincerity that we really will try to be children

of God, living in Jesus footsteps and following his path.


Please Lord be with us during these last few days of the year

and hopefully when 2013 arrives we are ready to worship and

praise you and spread your Holy Word

Through Jesus our Lord        Amen


Prayer for Christmas Day; 25th Decemember 2012. PDF Print E-mail

                                 Christmas Day


            “ JOY TO THE WORLD       OUR LORD IS HERE “



O God our Heavenly Father we rejoice with you this morning,

because our Lord Jesus Christ is born today.       


Gracious God we are excited and our hearts are filled with praise.

Our hearts are also filled with great joy so much so

that we cannot stop smiling and singing and celebrating,

joining the Heavenly Host in praising your Name.


We thank you for all we have received today but we remember

in our prayers those who did not receive anything. Be with them 

Lord, and show them the comfort we would choose for them.


We ask your blessing on all who are reading these words and we

pray that you will keep us safe throughout the coming year.


This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ  Amen


               Gloria in excelsis Deo

Weekly Prayer 52; 22nd December 2012. PDF Print E-mail


Its nearly time,       its almost here,         will Santa come?

These are the thoughts of many as Christmas draws nearer,

its exciting to see the fairy lights and all the decorations

especially in the big stores. At home we try on a more

modest scale but its still exciting. All the family traditions

are there, who puts decorations on the tree and in what order.

Big decision, who sees to the  milk and carrot for Santa and

Rudolph. Yes we are busy but have we forgotten something?


Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus. There were no lights

or tinsel in the stable, our Lord even had a manger instead

of a cot. Not for Mary and Joseph the big Christmas dinner,

no they celebrated in quiet reverence.


When the shepherds came Mary and Joseph were amazed, but

when the Three Kings arrived they were  astounded. It is a magical

time of the year but we must not forget we receive Gods love freely

so we must remember the poor, the bereaved, the ill and the lonely.

To visit or give of your time and talents this Christmas Time

is lovely but what about the rest of the year?


Lets resolve to make every day “Just like Christmas”,  bringing

joy and love by doing a small service, passing on a bright smile,

exchanging a cheery word, all simple things but so meaningful.

                     We ask these things in Jesus name,

                           Holy babe born in a stable.      Amen





Weekly Prayer 51 15th December 2012. PDF Print E-mail



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. PDF Print E-mail


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 PDF Print E-mail



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. PDF Print E-mail

         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. PDF Print E-mail


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. PDF Print E-mail


                  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


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