Category Archives: World

We pray for our communities in Britain at this time, especially for those communities in England that have suffered in the violence of the last week. We ask you to embolden your people in those communities to be beacons of hope, compassion and strength and by their lives be examples of your Son, Jesus Christ, so drawing others to you, our only hope in this world. We pray for our leaders, nationally and locally, for the Police and the Emergency Services, that in spite of bureaucracy and lack of resources, they would be strong in leadership, just, honest and consistent in all they do to serve their communities.

Father God,
Hear our prayer.

by Hilary Murray (Gwynedd, Wales: 2011)

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! When we see the work of your hands – the earth, the heavens, the moon, the stars, the beauty of your creation, we praise and worship you alone, almighty God. We thank you for all your creation and for your people throughout the world in all their differing cultures and environments. We pray for all humankind and especially for those suffering poverty, persecution, slavery, oppression, injustice and the effects of conflict. We ask you to give compassion, wisdom and courage to your children throughout the world that they and we may defend those who suffer and work to bring relief wherever we can.

Father God,
Hear our prayer.

by Hilary Murray (Gwynedd, Wales: 2011)

Lord, we are sorry for destroying your creation.
We have chopped down forests,
we have polluted the air,
we have poisoned the rivers and seas,
we have destroyed the places where animals live.
Help us change our ways so that we can look after the world,
and to make it the way that you want it to be.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Rebecca Lewis (Bristol, UK: 2011)

And God said, ‘Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth.’ God blessed them.

Lord, we thank you for the fish and the birds that inhabit this world. Without animals the world would be a tougher place to live, so we ask that you look after them as much as you look after us.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Rebecca Lewis (Bristol, UK: 2011)

And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night.’ God made the sun, the moon and the stars.

Lord, we thank you for the sun, moon and stars, for the warmth and light that they give to us. We ask that you help us to see the full beauty of nature and the entire universe that you gave us.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Rebecca Lewis (Bristol, UK: 2011)

And God said, ‘Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.’ Then God said, ‘Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind.’

Lord, we thank you for the land, sea and plants that make this world a beautiful place to live. We ask that you help those who work on the land and the sea, sometimes in the harshest of conditions.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Rebecca Lewis (Bristol, UK: 2011)

In this time of elections, we give you thanks O Lord for the freedom we have to elect our nations leadership. In a world where there are many dictators we thank you for those who have fought in previous years to ensure that we do have choice. We pray for all those putting themselves forward for election. We pray for the gifts of integrity and truth among all candidates, help us to discern O Lord your will for our nation.

(RJ, Belfast:2010)

Let us pray for the peace of the world:
for statesmen and rulers,
that they may have wisdom to know and courage to do what is right.
for all who work to improve international relationships,
that they may find the true way to reconcile people of different race, colour, and creed.
and for men and women the world over, that they may have justice and freedom,
and live in security and peace.

Lord, in your mercy
(Hear our prayer.)

from http://www.transformingworship.org.uk/ (11/11/2007)

Father,
We remember times of war and conflict,
We remember those who have left us,
Keep those thoughts with us,
Keep close the love that you give to each and every one of us,
Heal those who are sick and strengthen those who are weak,
Help those who are trying to keep peace in the world and,
Help those who are trying to find the peace.
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Daniel Lewis (Oxford, UK: 2007)

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