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Monthly prayers

May

1 May (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

Life-giving Lord,
We pray for Morsheda and all our neighbours
who live vulnerable to the whimsical river
We pray that their insecurity will be eroded away
We pray that as with their homes
their lives would be raised up
above risk and fear
meandering beyond seasonal turbulence
flowing into a flourishing future.
In your name we pray,
Amen.


8 May (Seventh Sunday of Easter)

'The Spirit and the bride say, "come". And let everyone who hears say, "come". And let everyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.' (Revelation 22:17)

Welcoming God,
We long to hear your words of invitation:
Let everyone who is thirsty and guilty, come
Let everyone who is hungry and hurting, come
Let everyone who is scarred and scared, come
Let everyone who is lost and lonely, come
Let everyone who is poor and rich, come
Let everything that has breath, come

Come and drink from the deep wells of grace
and go overflowing with the generosity known.
So that all may come to know life in fullness
here and now.

In your life-giving name we pray.
Let it be so.


15 May (Pentecost Sunday and Christian Aid Sunday)

A Christian Aid Week Pentecost prayer

We stand together as
Collectors and givers,
Worshippers and campaigners,
Rich and poor united in God,
Longing for justice and living in joy,
Together we pray:

Holy Spirit of God,
Light a flame in us,
Burning for justice,
Glowing with kindness,
Shining with hope
For the end of poverty
And the peace of all people
In this ever-turning world.
Amen.

Adapted from Creation Sings Your Praise, edited by Annabel Shilson-Thomas, Canterbury Press, 2009


Christian Aid Week Prayer

O Saviour Christ,
in whose way of life lies the secret of all life,
and the hopes of all the people,
we pray for quiet courage to meet this hour.
We did not choose to be born
or to live in such an age.
But let its problems challenge us,
its discoveries exhilarate us,
its injustice anger us,
its possibilities inspire us,
and its vigour renew us
for your Kingdom’s sake.

John Carden, A Procession of Prayers: Meditations and Prayers from Around the World, Cassell, 1998


22 May (Trinity Sunday)

'When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?' (Psalm 8:3-4)

Nurturing, protecting and sustaining God

May we take the time and space to look
Into the depths of the night-time sky
To see the stars blazing with your glory
To take note of the changing rhythms of the moon
And to be mindful of our place in the universe.

Mindful of the wonder of it all
Mindful of the work of your fingers
Mindful of this creation of your loving care
Mindful to tread gently on the earth
Mindful of you as you are of us
Mindful of your majesty.

May we look and see the glory of your creation
And praise the majesty of your name in all the earth

In the name of the three in one.
Amen.


29 May (Second Sunday after Pentecost)

'But only speak the word, and let my servant be healed.' (Luke 7:7)

Only speak the word, Lord,
and let peace be restored.

Only speak the word, Lord,
and let the hungry be fed.

Only speak the word, Lord,
and let thirst be quenched.

Only speak the word, Lord,
and let the sick be healed.

Only speak the word, Lord,
and let justice be won.

Only speak the word, Lord,
and let our faith flourish

So that we might speak your word, Lord,
And that through us your kingdom may come
On earth as it is in heaven.
In your name we pray,
Amen

 

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