Worship of the Week this week comes from Rev Mark Johnstone and the congregation of Glasgow Cathedral.
Prayer for the week: 20 August, 2023
Prayer of Intercession
We are thankful for all that You have given us.
You are with us in all the challenges of life.
We bring to You our prayers for others:
For people who are struggling with their health, be it physically or mentally.
For people who are in difficult relationships with partners, family, friends or colleagues.
For people who have experienced loss and are struggling with bereavement.
For the people who are filled with uncertainty, and are struggling financially.
Loving God, bring us all peace, comfort and hope.
We pray for the leaders of our world:
Guide our politicians and diplomats that they may be truthful, just and caring
as they communicate and take action on our behalf.
Bless our King and country with the willingness to do Your work,
to be inviting, supportive and loving of all people and care for all of Your creation.
And God, we pray for all the people of the world:
Bring peace for people caught in the indifferent destruction of war.
Bring hope for all those who cannot see an end to their struggling and despair.
Empower us all in whatever way we can, to work to bring relief, peace and care
to each and every situation we encounter.
May we work with Your Holy spirit to bring hope.
All of this we pray in Your name,