Weekly Prayer 41; 6th October 2012.
Yes we have all seen the words, but most of them require
us to make a purchase in the first place.
We pray Lord that we realise the only true “free gifts “come
from you. You lavish so much on us and it’s all free.
Everything we eat, everything we wear everything that means
so much to us………….all free gifts from God
We thank you Gracious God for all the beautiful gifts you
give us and we pray that we will appreciate them all.
A little tree soon to grow, the fresh smell of mown grass,
a flower in bud soon to open wide, the flight of a bird
and the sight of the mountains so grand and majestic
they take our breathe away.
We pray thankfully for all these “free gifts” but the greatest
free gift of all was Jesus, his birth and subsequent life on earth.
We pray that we may discover much of the story of his ministry
And come to realise just what a mighty “free gift” you have
We pray that we may never ever take for granted what Jesus
did here on earth.
Do we need to pay for something to get the “free gift” of Jesus?
NO he paid with his life that we might never again need to pay.
We pray merciful redeemer that we never forget…… Jesus came to
save us all and he did it for FREE!
We ask these prayers in Jesus name Amen
Weekly Prayer 40; 30th September 2012.
With hearts full of joy we come to you this day O Lord.
We pray that you will hear our prayers, and that we can
relive some of our good days.
Good days when all goes well and we can speak with
you God, fully understanding our role in life and not being
afraid to live it.
Ah! but what do we do, on a “ not so good day”?
First of all we pray to you, knowing that you will show
the way. We need this guidance God as we cannot function
properly on our own.
While we are praying the Holy Spirit
is entering our hearts and we are given the strength and
insight to make changes. We have experienced how difficult
it is to forgive but with your help we can be ready with
the outstretched hand and words of peace.
We pray for all Christians across the world. We are so
wrapped up in our own corner, we don’t even know, how
many good and faithful Christians, are persecuted and killed
just because they follow you. Hence our earnest, heartfelt
prayers to you merciful Father. Please keep them safe.
If it please you, be with us during the coming week, and all
whom we love, in Jesus name Amen.
Weekly Prayers; 23rd September 2012.
Autumn is with us Lord full of “mellow fruitfulness” therefore
when we are praying to you this week we are mindful of your
generous bounty. All our food comes from you Gracious God
and we never want for anything, so with all our
hearts we thank you.
We pray that you will continue to look after our family and
friends who are lonely or ill. To be lonely in a world full of
people is truly a dreadful thing. So we will try to remember a
smile and a loving word is worth more than gold.
We pray that you will be with us Lord because we know that
every one is special in your eyes. Even when you must despair
of us ever loving God, we pray earnestly that in forgiving us
you love us.
We remember that your Son Jesus Christ, came to earth,
suffered and died for us, we are ever mindful that because of
Him we may enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Lord Jesus we
thank you for your sacrifice and long to see you as you promised.
We pray that you will help us during the coming week to the think
Of the bountiful harvest and hope that we may be able to give
a little back to you with our Harvest Gifts to others.
These prayers come through Jesus and for his sake Amen.
Weekly Prayer 38; 16th September 2012
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.
Weekly Prayer 37; 9th September 2012.
Friends! What would we do without them?
What would we do without them Heavenly Father.
We pray that we may never lose a friend because of
anything we may say or do. Friends are the most
important people in the day to day running of our lives.
“What a friend we have in Jesus” says the old hymn and
how true that really is, Jesus helps us sort out the spiritual
side of our lives. Knowing this we realise just how much
we have to learn from him and we pray that with your help
we can do just that.
We also pray that our friends know how special they are to us.
We can learn so much especially with new ideas and of course
We pray that when we are together with our friends, the fun,
the laughter and love all flow seamlessly round the room from
person to person making us all better people.
One of the sayings we use is by John Lennon and how appropriate
“Count your age by friends not years
Count your life by smiles not tears”.
Whilst praying Gracious God we thank you for the gift of
Friendship and we ask you to accept these prayers as they
are brought to you by our friend the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Weekly Prayer 36; 2nd September 2012.
We pray to you O Lord of our being, throned afar
We love you and thank you for all the love you show
to us. We cannot comprehend the depth of your love
but we are ever grateful for it.
In praying to you we are showing our abiding love
for you. We know your plans for us are set, but we must
try to live up to your expectations. Help us Lord if we
fall by the wayside.
We know God that you value every one of us and know
our true worth. We pray that we ourselves can bring that
worth to the centre of our being and worship you with joy
Worshipping you O Lord is the best part of our lives.
It needn’t be solemn and sober. It can be happy, joyful
and exciting . Exciting might not be the word you expect
from us Father but how boring if everything
( including prayers) was always the same.
We bring our prayers to you with love, through Jesus
our lord and master Amen.
Weekly Prayer 35; 26th August 2012.
Dear Heavenly Father hear your children when we call
and answer our prayers if it is in your plans to do so.
We thank you for everything you give us, from the
smallest gift to the biggest miracle, all are given freely
by you to your children.
During the coming week Lord help us to ask the Holy
Spirit to enter our lives that we may live in your grace.
With you all things are possible and we pray that
worshipping you wholeheartedly will make each day
so fulfilling. We pray that this will come to pass.
We thank you for the rain which sometimes falls in
abundance but makes our countryside a greener place.
We thank you for the sun which brings us warmth and
allows our crops to grow and flourish.
We also remember the moon and stars lighting up the
darkness and keeping us safe. These wonders, made by
you and given to all of us to enhance our world.
We pray Almighty God that you will accept our humble
prayers and thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Weekly Prayer 34; 18th August 2012.
Gracious God our souls cry out to you in prayer.
We need your presence in our lives and its very difficult
to try to do everything ourselves.
Actually we know we cannot do everything and its wrong
for us to try, we pray Lord that by asking you, it will
please you more than our feeble futile attempts.
We pray Heavenly Father that you will give us patience;
patience to listen, many people do not have family and they
are burdened with decisions and need to speak to a friend.
Do not let us brush them off with indifference but spend
some time speaking with them.
We pray Lord that this week we will be able to spend
more time in prayer with you. Not a specific, on your
knees five minutes, but a real conversation with you our
friend and counsellor, relaxed and comfortable any time,
As the summer passes the children and young people go
back to school and college, we ask you Lord to help them
in all their work and we hope they keep you in their hearts
These things we ask in Jesus name Amen.
Weekly Prayer 33; 12 th August 2012.
Dear God our Heavenly Father,
Please be with us as we start this new week
We appreciate that all our earthly bounty
comes from you and is never ending.
Although we always like the warm sunny weather
we know that into our lives some rain must fall.
So Gracious God let us realise that we ourselves
must make that sunshine Smile Smile and Smile again
Let laughter ring out, light up someone’s life.
Spread happiness as Jesus did when he was here on earth.
Joy radiated from him and all who knew him were blessed.
We who would be called the children of God must make
sure everyone around us is aware of our happiness at
being in God’s world.
In Jesus name and for his sake Amen.
Weekly Prayers 32; 4th August 2012.
Oh Lord our Heavenly Father bless us we pray.
We thank you God that we have found not only
benefit in prayer, but with your answers we have
been greatly enriched.
We ask for forgiveness for all our sins but more
importantly we hope we can forgive others who
sin against us.
We pray Father that we will always remember how
forgiving you are and that we must learn to do
You give us everything and we thank you, but also
we must give to those who do not have anything.
As Jesus said “when you give to the
poorest of the poor you are giving to me”.
We pray loving God that during the coming week
we will be able to help out in many ways, with
a word, a smile, a hug, a helping hand, or even by
just being there.
We love you Heavenly Father and we hope that
you are happy with all we do in your name.
We ask that you will accept these things in Jesus name