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.
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.