Prayers. 18 September ’16. Mission Week.

 

 

 

 

Living God, may we reflect your love as we prepare to grow”  in our care for our world and its people.

 

We pray for those in positions of power and leadership, especially in this country, that they may reflect your unconditional love shown in Jesus of Nazareth as they make decisions about energy production, about military action, about financing health and social care, about caring for refugees, especially children, and about our relationship with our close neighbours and allies.

 

We pray for ourselves as we care for our environment, as we do what we can to reduce pollution and global warming, as we cast our votes and influence  opinion, and as we care for those in need in this country and throughout the world.

May we grow in wild hope.

 

Father, live among us  Keep us in your love

Living God, may we reflect your love as we prepare to grow” in our knowledge of Jesus, his words and his example to us.

 

We thank you for those who brought the knowledge of Christ to this country, and those who went from here to take that knowledge to other parts of the world, and for all the societies like USPG who share that knowledge now between different cultures and peoples.

 

We pray for those who translate the scriptures, those who teach, those who reflect on the application of the Bible and the Tradition in the modern world; and those who communicate with the many who respect Christ, but dislike Christians and the Church. We pray for all those who use the media and especially social media to communicate their faith, that they may respect the findings of the physical and social sciences, and the research of linguists and historians, and may always reflect your infinite, unconditional love.

 

May we grow in passionate faith.

 

Father, live among us  Keep us in your love

Living God, may we reflect your love as we prepare to grow” in our care for one another

 

We thank you for all those in our church and our wider community who give time, and talents and money to care for those in any kind of need.

 

We pray especially for those who care for others with little reward or public recognition. We pray for those who care for people in need who are not popular with the community, and for those who run personal risks to do so.

 

We pray for ourselves, that we may reflect your unlimited, unconditional love as we care for each other; and we pray for those in need who have asked for our prayers.

We pray for your comfort to be felt by those who mourn, especially the relatives of those who have recently died,  and of those whose anniversaries fall at this time.

May we grow in outrageous generosity.

 

Father, live among us  Keep us in your love

 

Living God, may we reflect your love as we prepare to grow in this coming week

 

We pray for everyone involved in the Grow Mission activities this week. Resource and bless us, we pray.

We pray especially for the activities that reach out to the elderly and marginalised in our communities.

 

May this week be a time of refreshment, renewal and joy .

 

Father, live among us  Keep us in your love

 

We offer these prayers in the name of our friend and brother, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

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