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Monthly prayers

September

7 September (Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

Peace between nations,
Peace between neighbours,
Peace between lovers,
In love of the God of life.

Peace between person and person,
Peace between wife and husband,
Peace between parent and child,
The peace of Christ above all peace.

From the Carmina Gadelica 


14 September (Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

God of peace,
Forgive us when we have participated
in that which turns people against each other;
for fuelling anger and harbouring vengeance,
for not heeding your call to love one another.
Inspire us never to give up on the hope
that your life offers us,
and the courage to see past war and desolation
and live for the day when it will be peace.
 

21 September (Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

God, Giver of all life and of our lives,
Blessed are you in the fruits of the earth
Blessed are you in the work of human hands
Blessed are you in the harvest of human creativity.

God of the poor and hungry,
Blessed are you in the striving for justice
Blessed are you in the fragility of peace-making
Blessed are you in the grace of hospitality.

God of the great feast and the simple meal,
Blessed are you in the sowing of seed
Blessed are you in the breaking of bread
Blessed are you in the sharing of bread
Blessed are you in our daily bread.

From Christian Aid's Harvest worship resources


28 September (Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

God of all creation
who called every being into life
who is mindful of humankind in all its diversity
who embodies us with dignity,
granting different gifts and talents to shape life in this world
we ask for your Spirit to unite us
where we face lack of understanding and disunity
in our churches, in our communities, in our countries.
And in silence we lay before you the burdens of our hearts.

(Silence)

We ask for your Spirit to unite us
in the face of the conflicts, hatred and violation of life
experienced in so many regions of the earth
and in silence we bring to you the pain of the victims.

(Silence)

We ask for your Spirit to unite us
wherever fear prevents us from caring for our neighbour,
from meeting people of different ethnicities, cultures and faith communities with respect
and in silence we bring to you the brokenness of human relationships.

(Silence)

God of all creation,
in Christ we are reconciled,
and so we ask for your uniting Spirit
to help us to overcome all our divisions
that we may live in peace. 

 

For more of our prayers, please use the red arrows below to see our prayers from previous months.

 

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