Category Archives: Local Community

We pray for our own local community. We confess our own failings and lack of compassion and love. We thank you that you forgive our failings and we ask you to graciously give us a spirit of love and forgiveness that sees only the good in each other, that bears no grudges and forgives all grievances. May we learn to forgive even as you have forgiven us that we may live together in unity.

Father God,
Hear our prayer.

by Hilary Murray (Gwynedd, Wales: 2011)

God said to them, ‘See, I have given you every plant yielding seed, you shall have them for food. And to everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.’

Lord, we thank you for the food that you have provided us with. We ask that you help farmers and local shops to continue thriving through these difficult times.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Rebecca Lewis (Bristol, UK: 2011)

We give you thanks O Lord for the privilege of communication we have, for the instant phone calls we can make, for post, for a face to face chat and for electronic means of keeping in touch. You call us to love our neighbours, guide us O Lord to those this day and this week, need encouragement, need a friendly face to pop round and need to know that someone cares for them. Help us to be your body, your mouth, you hands for those in need.