Prayers this week for our Parish and the wider world
Prayers this week are taken from the materials for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18th - 25th January 2020
For the world... In the face of so much suffering caused by humans we pray; God of mercy, lost and disheartened, we turn to You. Instil in us Your hope and courage.
For the church... God of the orphan, the widow and the stranger, may our churches participate in the ending of hunger, thirst and isolation and in overcoming barriers that prevent the welcoming of all people.
For our community... Loving God, encouraged by St Paul and the early Christians, give us strength to build bridges of compassion, solidarity and harmony.
Prayer 2020 - Please pray this prayer on Monday 20th of January, ideally at 20:20 i.e. 8:20 pm: Father, as we start Prayer 2020, we ask that this year we will carry your light into every place we go and share your good news with those we meet. May we walk and work in unity to reveal your love and goodness.
For those who suffer in body, mind or spirit: Brenda, Pauline, John, Maurice, Janet, Dot, Anthea
….for the recently departed:
Brian Deakin, Maureen Hilditch, Eileen Humphries, Brenda Cope, Elizabeth Jeffries-Tipton, Selina Thompson, Jean Bromage
+ May they rest in peace and rise in glory