Prayers for January

This month our prayers are taken from the Book of Comfort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Hilary Platts, St Andrew Rushmere

 

 

"Peace", Jesus said," I leave with you

not as the world can give."

Your hearts and minds it will guard too

enabling you to live. 

 

We're seeing sights that daunt and scare,

the frontline sacrifice.

The peace of Jesus we can share;

He knows about the price.

 

One track of footprints in the sand,

He carries you in love.

He truly has you in His hand,

The love of God above. 

 

Receive His peace within your hearts,

your life and soul to gird.

This peace from you can never part.

Just take Him at His word.

Kathryn Branch, Yoxmere Benefice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Sarah Nicholson, Hadleigh

 

 

Father God, the world is in a bit of a pickle at the moment.

Broken and hurting.

Lord - would you come with Your creative power.

 

Father God, the world is in a bit of a pickle at the moment.

Scientists and scholars are working hard to find solutions.

Lord - would you come with Your wisdom.

 

Father God, the world is in a bit of a pickle at the moment.

Politicians and leaders are having to make decisions, both small and massive.

Lord - would you come with Your guidance.

 

Father God, the world is in a bit of a pickle at the moment.

Some people are still working; on the front-line, risking all to help others in our NHS & Social Care. Others, key workers, keeping shops and pharmacies open and supplied. Plus, all those who keep our essential services going.

Lord - would you come with Your strength and protection.

 

Father God, the world is in a bit of a pickle at the moment.

People are anxious, isolated, and cut off from church, family and friends. Marooned at home feeling helpless.

Lord - would you come with Your presence and comfort.

 

Father God, the world is in a bit of a pickle at the moment.

Some people are sick & afraid, and some are dying.

Lord - would you come with Your healing and comfort.

 

Father God, the world is in a bit of a pickle at the moment.

Some people don’t yet know You and don’t know where to turn.

Lord - would you come with Your saving grace.

Lord – would you come. Amen

 

Wendy Fellingham, Walton, Felixstowe