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Monthly prayers

March

1 March (Second Sunday in Lent)

O Lord, hear our prayer.
In your gentle understanding of our failings,
our unwillingness to change,
our uneasiness to never look back.
With your patience to walk with us
even though we know you know
what it's like to feel alone, disbelieved and abandoned.

O Lord, hear our prayer.
You listen to our plea for strength,
for understanding and for wisdom.
When times are hard you help us
choose the right path and
keep us on that same path
despite the temptations which are around us.

O Lord, hear our prayer.
In the times when it is so easy to give up and
lose all sight of hope that you are a listening God,
an all-knowing God and a compassionate God,
a God who can be compared to no one.

O Lord, hear our prayer.
You keep us going when the road is long and hard and feels too much.
You know how it feels and the difficulty of the choices to make.
You know the weight of the cross and what it holds.

Loving God help us to feel the heaviness
but also help us feel the liberation which knowing you brings.
May we all be free in this world to feel for others,
to see beyond our comfort and to become the people you wish us be.
Amen.


8 March (Third Sunday in Lent)

Restore to us the joy of your salvation, Lord.
May refugees be restored to safety.
May flooded land be restored to fertile ground.
May broken hearts be restored to wholeness.
May fearful lives be restored to peaceful rest.
May compassion fatigue be restored to hopeful perseverance.
Restore to us the joy of your salvation, Lord.
Grant in us a willing spirit to sustain us.
Amen.


15 March (Fourth Sunday in Lent and Mothering Sunday)

Loving God
rich in mercy,
Thank you for your great love
Thank you love for the world
A love that could not hold back
A love that entered in
A love that grants eternal life
A love that lights the darkness
A love that leads us through the wilderness
A love that consoles and comforts
As a mother's love.
Thank you for your steadfast love,
For your wonderful works to humankind.
Amen.


22 March (Fifth Sunday in Lent)

Blessed are you God
for you hear the cries of your people.
Blessed are you God
for you hear the cries of your people.
Blessed are you God
for you hear the cries of your people.

Forgive us
when we take on the values of the world in which we live, seeing one person as more important than another.
Forgive us
when we refuse to listen to those who challenge our preconceptions.
Forgive us
when we make idols of money, power, education and privilege.

Teach us
to be excited by people whose experience of you is different to our own.
Teach us
that it is in the harmonies of our different voices that your music is heard.
Teach us
to listen for the voices of those in our communities whose lips are silent.

Blessed are you God
for you hear the cries of your people.
Blessed are you God
for you hear the cries of your people.
Blessed are you God
for you hear the cries of your people.
Amen.


29 March (Palm Sunday)

Our souls are troubled, Lord.

What should we say?
Save us from their suffering.
No, save us from hardening our hearts.
Save us from compassion fatigue.
Save us from turning away.

Help us to fix our eyes on you.
Strengthen us as we see your resolve.
Inspire us by your words of acceptance.
Encourage us with your sense of call.
Guide us to respond as you will,
so that all may be whole.

 

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