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27th July 2003

Let us pray for our troubled world and all who live in it.

We pray for those who are hungry and for those who strive to feed them.  Open the eyes of those who possess the means to end the scandal of want in the midst of plenty and grant them the wisdom to take action. We pray for an end to the squandering of the world’s precious resources and of the avarice of those chief concern is personal gain rather than the common good.

Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer

We pray for the peace of the world, that all people may live in harmony, celebrating their differences and respecting others’ beliefs and way of life.  Grant to the world’s leaders wisdom, and compassion for those who suffer.  May love prevail where there is strife and hatred. We pray for all who have lost loved ones in war, whoever they are.  May the victorious show respect to the vanquished and allow them to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives with dignity.

Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer

We pray for our church, for our local community, and for our families and friends.  We pray for travellers and for those away on holiday, that they may return refreshed and enriched by their experiences.  We remember, too, those who for reasons of poverty, fear or ill-health are unable to go away on holiday.

Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer

We pray for all who suffer in mind or body and for those who care for them. We pray for the sick; for those who mourn; for those without faith, hope or love.

We pray for any known to us who are in special need of our prayers at this time.  We remember them now in a moment of silence ….

Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer

Jesus Christ is the light of the world, a light which 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.

You turn our darkness into light; 
in your light shall we see light


Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Gathering our prayers and praises into one, let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come, your will be done,
On earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours
Now and for ever.  Amen


 Sermon: Feeding the five Thousand and Bible Readings and Notes  for 27th July 2003. 

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