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Prayers 18 January 2004

by Mrs Alison Holden

Let us pray for all people everywhere according to their needs.

O God, creator and preserver of all mankind, we pray for people of every race, and in every kind of need: make your ways known on earth, your saving power among nations.

We pray for those who hate, that they may learn to love. Grant, Lord that all people may live without fear and hatred as they walk in your ways.

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Strengthen your church, Lord, in a world where conflict tears nations and communities apart. May we, as Christians, be united in love and prayer while respecting each other’s differences. May we celebrate our variety while facing a common purpose as each pursues gladly our own mission as we journey through life.

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

We thank you, Lord, for the gifts and talents you have bestowed on each one of us. May we have the confidence to use those gifts in furtherance of your work, and the wisdom to recognise when our contribution is required and when we must leave things to others. Grant us the words to say when encouragement is needed and the ability to listen when others need to talk.

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. We remember


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 sing the Lord’s Prayer. 


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.