Category Archives: Those in Need

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 pray that you are able to provide solace and inspiration to
those who feel detached from you at this moment. Those who feel that
you may not be present in their daily lives, or find it difficult to
turn their thoughts towards to you. We pray that they are able to once
again experience your ever present and glorifying nature and realise
that you had never left them, but were always there waiting.

We thank you, Lord, for providing us the time and space to live and
breathe both physically and spiritually. We thank you for your
patience and grace for all those who feel spiritual crisis in their
lives. Most of all, we thank you for being beside us at all times;
whether we recognise this or not.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Rob Gordon (London: 2011)

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was without form and covered with darkness. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.

Lord, we thank you for bringing light to the dark times in our lives. We ask that you look over the people we know who are in need of your comforting presence at the moment.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Rebecca Lewis (Bristol, UK: 2011)