Two prayers for July
A prayer for Refugees -
We remember before you, Lord God, the multitudes of refugees throughout the world, and all who are without homes and without hope. We pray for those who are sick or sorrowful, for those separated from their families and friends, and for those who are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, We implore you, our God, to direct the minds of politicians and the charity of all people to the relief of the sufferings of refugees and the rebuilding of the world order, so that this planet can be a place of happiness fo all your children; for Jesus' sake, Amen.
A prayer for those on holiday -
Heavenly Father, in you is the well-spring of life; we ask you to be with us and all who are seeking rest and refreshment at this time. Make us grateful for all the good gifts that we enjoy; help us to see you in the beauty and grandeur of nature; and grant us on our return renewed strength of body and mind for the duties of our daily life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.