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Lord, you offer freedom to all people.
We pray for those who are held in prison.
Break the bonds of fear and isolation that exist.
Support with your love: prisoners, their families and friends,
prison staff, chaplains and all who care.
Heal those who have been wounded by the activities of others,
especially the victims of crime.
Help us to forgive one another, to act justly, to love mercy,
and walk humbly together with Christ
in his strength and in his Spirit,
now and every day. Amen.
Holy God of Advent,
You've been sending messengers to us for all time.
We listen but do not hear.
May this Advent be different, Lord.
In the midst of all the hurtful, hateful and angry voices,
may your voice come to us more powerfully than ever.
May we hear the winsome angel say, 'fear not,' and
each one of us add our voice until the message of peace is
deafening and only love will be heard.
David, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Please pray for Myanmar and Thailand
'Give us this day our daily bread.
All good gifts of the earth come from your generous hands, God.
Yet, this abundance is not shared equally among us.
While some are satisfied, others are starving.
Women often become the victims of exploitation
because they are desperate to feed and care for their children.
If only we would be mindful that each and every one of us must pray:
Give us this day our daily bread.'
World Council of Churches
In our congregation a few of us meet every Sunday morning to pray for the worship and renewal of our congregation, for our minister, and for the National and Worldwide Church. There is also prayer in house groups.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for our Church of Scotland which has given so much to so many of us in the past through your Holy Spirit. In the difficult times we live in, raise up those who will lead us forward. You have never failed us. May we be faithful in our witness. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Lord God, Revive Your church again; bring peace, healing and unity to the nation; and bind up the broken-hearted; in Jesus' name, Amen
Dougie and others, St Christopher's Priesthill and Nitshill Parish Church
At our prayer breakfast last Saturday we gathered to enjoy food and friendship and to pray for our congregation, our church and the world. We prayed that God would bless the National Day of Prayer and that many people would join their hearts and voices with what God is doing.
Sally and others, Perth North
break up the rough ground in us;
plant your seed deep in our hearts;
let it take root and grow.
water the seed and cause your face to shine on us;
let your word grow up tall in our lives
as we reach to touch the Son.
Hep us guard the good and enjoy the fruit
Albert, Bridge of Allan
‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from the evil one.’
God who is,
God who has been,
God who will be;
God with us;
You are our God,
beyond us in mystery,
with us in struggle,
and guiding us onwards.
Your faithfulness we praise.
Your name we call upon.
Your presence we worship.
We are here,
on this holy ground,
in this time,
offering our lives and ourselves to You.
We come open to Your Spirit,
and trusting in the love of Your Son, Jesus.
God, we pray for the local community. Help our church to be a place of welcome.
We are praying that our young people would come to know Jesus.
'If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’ 2 Chronicles 7:14
Donald John, North Uist
We are praying for persecuted Christians around the world. Heavenly Father, We pray that your Kingdom comes to this broken world,
At our Sunday service, the congregation completed prayer request cards. At the end of the service these were dropped into boxes at the doors and then we read about these during our prayer meeting.
We pray that God would renew us.
Help us to be a church that is at the centre of the community. We pray our doors would be opened to everyone.
Aberdour Saint Drostan’s church took part in a Pilgrimage walk. The shared: “From young to older participants, from people who would walk in prayer to those who simply took in the music and the stunning coastline, this was a wonderfully moving day in many ways.”
Help us, dear Lord, as we worship today
to take stock of our thoughts and actions,
making sure that first and foremost we are loving you.
Refresh us in our motivation to serve by your spirit’s power.