PRAYER WALL

12th September 2021

From this morning’s Zoom service – in a time Designated as Creation Time in the Church.

God of abundant life, we see Your goodness all around us and we thank You for every part of it: from the plants and animals which play their part in complex ecosystems,
to the dry deserts and stormy seas which test the limits of life.

We pray that in this time of climate crisis and ecological emergency, you may
help us to rediscover your love of creation and to reflect that in our own lives.

God, in your mercy All: hear our prayer.

God who speaks through unexpected people,
We thank you for contemporary prophets 

who are challenging us to act on climate change;
for indigenous people and their invaluable knowledge 

of the land and sea where they live,
for scientists dedicating their careers to warning us about changes to the planet,
and for young people striking for their future.

We pray that you will help those in power to hear their prophetic voices.
Help them to see beyond short-term political priorities and business plans.
Give them wisdom and courage when they face difficult decisions.

God, in your mercy All: hear our prayer.

God of second chances, we recognise the damage we have done to the Earth
and the injustice we see in society every day, 

fuelled by worship of profit and possessions.

We pray for the coming of a better world with justice, 

kindness and humility at its heart.
We ask that you guide us to be co-creators of this new world.
Give us confidence to follow the prophetic voices,
to stand against injustice to people and to planet.
So that together, in your strength, we stop this climate crisis.

God, in your mercy All: hear our prayer.

27th July 2021

A Prayer Used at Our Patronal Service last Sunday

Almighty God,

Designer and Creator of the Family of God here in this place; bring us back to our 

foundation in you so that we may hold strong and steadfast to your will for us.

Give us the kindness to support and nourish each other in our daily life.

You have given each of us our own distinct pattern and purpose. 

Help us to let your light shine through us and reflect that beauty within.

You have stitched us all together through Jesus’ death and resurrection. 

Help us to keep each other from unravelling, 

and when we find a ‘loose’ thread, 

quilt ourselves to one another again as you bound yourself to us, 

so that we may bring comfort and help to your family. 

Amen

12th July 2021

A Prayer Based on Psalm 1

Lord, teach me your ways.

Help me to walk in your paths

and find my delight in you.

May I be like a tree,

by your river of life.

drinking deeply from your word

day and night.

May your living word,

Jesus Christ my Lord,

film with his Spirit,

that I may bear leaves of healing,

and fruits of loving,

For you

and for your kingdom.

Amen

6th July 2021

A Prayer for Good Humour

by St Thomas More

Grant me oh Lord, good digestion,
and also something to digest.


Grant me a healthy body, and
the necessary good humor to maintain it.


Grant me a simple soul that knows
to treasure all that is good
and that doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil,
but rather finds the means to put things
back in their place.


Give me a soul that knows not boredom,
grumbles, sighs, and laments,
nor excess of stress, because of that
obstructing thing called “I.”


Grant me O Lord, a good sense of humor,
Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke
to discover in life a bit of joy,
and to be able to share it with others.

Amen

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21st June 2021

Give Us Confidence in Your Mercy, and Teach Us to Be Merciful

Lord God, heavenly Father, 
you are merciful 
and through Christ you promised us 
that you will neither judge nor condemn us,
but graciously forgive us all our sins 
and abundantly provide for all our needs of body and soul. 
By your Holy Spirit 
establish in our hearts a confident faith in your mercy 
and teach us also to be merciful to our neighbor, 
that we may not judge or condemn others, 
but willingly forgive all people, 
and judging only ourselves, 
lead blessed lives in your fear; 
through your dear Son, 
Jesus Christ our Lord, 
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 4

Source of this version: The Collects of Veit Dietrich in Contemporary English © 2016 Paul C. Stratman

This revision/translation of The Collects of Veit Dietrich is licensed by Paul C. Stratman under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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