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Weekly Prayer 41; 6th October 2012. PDF Print E-mail

                          FREE   GIFTS

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

given us.


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. PDF Print E-mail

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. PDF Print E-mail


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 PDF Print E-mail


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. PDF Print E-mail


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

with love.


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 

it is;

              “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. PDF Print E-mail



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

and gladness.


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. PDF Print E-mail


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. PDF Print E-mail


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,

any place.


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. PDF Print E-mail


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. PDF Print E-mail


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


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