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Church Prayers for Christingle 2011

Prayers for Christingle


The orange represents the world. We pray for our world, that men and women boys and girls can live together peacefully and that there will be no more wars. We pray for children who are sad and lonely in the world, especially refugees in our country.

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer

The red ribbon reminds us of Good Friday when Jesus died at Easter time. We pray that you will bring an end to suffering and that people all over the world may be able to choose their religion and practice it freely. It is sad when people die, please comfort those who are sad because a relative or neighbour has died, and please look after children whose parents have died.

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer

The cocktail sticks remind us of the four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. We love to kick leaves in autumn, to make snowballs in winter, to see the gardens grow in spring and to play in the sun in summer. Thank you for your world. Please keep safe and warm homeless children who are scared and frightened.

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer

The sweets or dried fruit on the cocktail sticks remind us that the things we have come from God, who made the world. Thank you for the sun and the rain which make crops grow, we pray for children who are hungry because bad weather has spoiled the food their family were growing. We pray for people who won't receive any presents this year, look after them this Christmas.

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer

Jesus Christ is the light of the world, a light no darkness can quench. We remember before God those who have died and light a candle to symbolise the light of Christ which eternally shines and brings hope.

We remember. ................ . You tum our darkness into light, in your light shall we see light.

Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer