Prayer for Week 7th January 2018

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 7th January 2018

Prayer based on Psalm 24. 1 – 5a 

Psalm 24 Image

Lord, with the Psalmist, we acknowledge that the earth is yours.
Yours, too, are all the people of the world, for you are our Creator.
As we marvel at your universe, we wonder, with the Psalmist,
whether we can dare to stand in your presence – your holy place.
Lord of all the earth, you are present everywhere.
You are here with us now, so we know that this is your holy place.
Break into our hearts and minds. Break into our lives
Fill us with your love and give us your blessing
As we worship you today.
Amen.

© Wendy Ross-Barker
Published with the kind permission of Wendy Ross-Barker

Prayer for Week 24th December 2017

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 24th December 2017

Man Praying

Break into this moment, Spirit of truth,
Make it your moment,
The moment for truth to be told. 

Break into this moment, Spirit of faith,
Make it your moment,
The moment for faith to be renewed. 

Break into this moment, Spirit of hope,
Make it your moment,
The moment for hope in the Kingdom among us. 

Break into this moment, Spirit of love,
Make it your moment,
The moment for love to win the day.   
Amen.

© Wendy Ross-Barker
Published with the kind permission of Wendy Ross-Barker

Prayer for Week 3rd December 2017

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 3rd December 2017

God is Love Image
O Lord our God, grant us grace to desire you with our whole heart; that so desiring, we may seek and find you; and so finding, we may love you; and so loving you, we may never return to those sins from which you have delivered us; through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

St Anselm (c.1033 – 1109)

Prayer for Week 26th November 2017

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 26th November 2017

pregnant-woman-in-a-church_19-132360The hunger of love is for justice
The longing of love is for peace
Love calls us all to share her hunger and never be satisfied until all are fed.

Lord, you are Love and you have called us to hunger, with you,
for a world where every true need is satisfied.
Loving Provider of all we enjoy,
We place before you everything for which we hunger
And open ourselves to your sustenance.
So may we, who hunger for a world
renewed by love and justice
Be strengthened to fulfil your purpose
By the food of your Spirit.
Amen.

© Wendy Ross-Barker
Published with the kind permission of Wendy Ross-Barker

Prayer for Week 19th November 2017

Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 19th November 2017

Prayer Image 2Eternal God, the light of the minds that know you, the joy of the hearts that love you and the strength of the wills that serve you: grant us so to know you that we may truly love you, and so to love you that we may fully serve you, whose service is perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

St Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430)