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Prayer Diary

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Prayer Diary For Week Commencing

Sunday 17th November 2019

 

 

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.

 

As preparations for the General Election get under way, pray that all candidates, and the political parties they represent, will turn away from destructive negative campaigning, will stop hurling insults at each other, and instead promote their policies honestly and positively, so that we can all make better, more informed choices.

 

Continue to pray for Christopher and Elizabeth, on mission in Kenya, that our God will bless, protect and use them to touch many lives.

 

In an increasingly violent society, pray for those killed or injured, and their families.  Pray for our police officers who face regular, often brutal, personal attacks in trying to uphold the law.  Pray for a renewed respect for law and order, throughout all levels of society, particularly those caught up in a culture of knives and gangs.

 

Extreme weather is causing devastation around the world – floods in the UK and Venice, bush fires in Australia.  Homes, businesses, livelihoods have been destroyed and a small, as yet, number of people have lost their lives.  These are forces beyond our control, the consequences of which shake our hearts and fill us with sorrow.  Pray for those affected, and for all those working – the authorities, service people and volunteers – to bring relief and fresh hope.

 

The world and all that is in it belong to the Lord;

   the earth and all who live on it are his.

He built it on the deep waters beneath the earth

   and laid its foundations in the ocean depths. (Psalm 24:1 – 2).

Pray that we will become better stewards of all that God has entrusted to us.

 

As we all go about our ordinary, daily lives, pray that Christians everywhere will lift Jesus high, so that others may see him in our actions, hear him in our words, and come to know and love him also.  For he is the answer to every question, the ointment to heal every wound of body, mind and spirit, the resolution of every conflict, the reconciliation of every division.  And we are his co-workers.

 

Let nothing disturb you.  Let nothing frighten you. All things pass.  God does not change.  Patience achieves everything.  Whoever has God lacks nothing.  God alone suffices.  Christ has no body now on earth but yours; no hands but yours; no feet but yours.  Yours are the eyes through which the compassion of Christ must look out on the world.  Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good.  Yours are the hands with which He is to bless His people.  (Saint Teresa of Avila).

Pray that it may be so in our lives.

 

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

 

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