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                                             PRAYERS FOR THE COMING WEEK

                                          

Dear Lord we come before you today, grateful to be with each other, together, to worship you. There is a lightness of heart, gradually emerging in us all, as we start to get used to our world ‘opening up’; the gentle lifting of the pandemic restrictions, gives us hope that we can hug again, laugh again and just ‘be with’ again………………Help us Lord to help each other, to remember each other, as life starts to return to ‘normal’

 

Lord in your mercy……………………………………….

 

Dear Lord, our hearts cannot but ache for all of those in India, engulfed by the very worst of Covid 19; completely held in its grip as thousands and thousands of people die; the utter desperation for those trying to care for them is unimaginable, and yet they will continue to do their very best, in the worst of conditions. Let them feel your love Lord, give them all the strength to come through this – they need a light Lord to shine at the end of a very long tunnel…………………………….We also remember those In Israel, innocent men and boys, who lost their lives – families torn apart

Lord in your mercy……………………………………….

 

Dear Lord, we pray for ourselves and those we hold dear; the inevitable ‘cycle of life’ of which we should be in awe– the joy we have shared this week with Cathy at the safe arrival of Theo – watching ‘children’ becoming parents; parents becoming grandparents and so it continues. We all have those we love, those we care and worry about, those who bring us joy, just by their presence – never more have we been conscious of this than during the last year -  Lord let us be grateful for  and treasure all we have

Lord in your mercy……………………………………….

 

Dear Lord bless the world with your peace, the peace it cannot achieve on its own. We pray for peace between nations and peoples and ask your blessings upon all peacemakers. We pray for all who live in fear of pandemic and persecution, for the dispossessed and the refugee. We pray for young and old, for the weak, for the hungry and for the sick. Lord, bring them peace.

Lord in your mercy……………………………………….

 

Dear Lord we remember those who not of good health, in mind and/or body. Physical illness can be seen & recognised; Mental illness is not visible but can be as much, if not more debilitating than the visible. Lord help us to  ‘see’ those who are suffering; help us to be there for those caring for the unwell; help us to be selfless and offer help and understanding – we never know what is just round the corner

We especially remember ……

 

Dear Lord we all remember those no longer with us but always in our hearts; their memory an ongoing comfort when we feel their loss. Help us to know they are peace and have eternal life

We especially remember

 Lord in your mercy……………………………………….

 

Dear Lord, we look forward to the week ahead, not quite knowing what might be in store for us. Help us to be mindful of all we  learnt in lockdown – not the big things – it is the little things that means so much to us now – the birds in the sky; the early morning sun; sitting with a friend on a park bench having a coffee; a smile, a touch, a hug. Lord help us not to forget how far we have come; to be grateful for the covid vaccination; to respect all that we have achieved and  to take care as the weeks go by