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Monthly prayers

April

3 April (Second Sunday of Easter)

Revelation 1:4-8 and John 20:19-31

Alpha and Omega,
we long for your peace in
Syria
South Sudan and
Turkey

Afghanistan
Iraq and
Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory

Burundi
Brazil and
Brussels.

And in all those places enduring conflict
that do not make the headlines.

A peace that passes understanding.
A peace that transforms.
A peace that reconciles and restores.
A peace on earth as is in heaven.

In the name of the one who was
and is and is to come.
Amen.


10 April (Third Sunday of Easter)

John 21:1-19

Resurrected Lord,
thank you for the generosity of your grace, 
given even when we have given up. 
Thank you for the second chances,
given as many times as we have failed.
Thank you for meeting us on the shoreline
where our hopes and disappointments meet.
Reinstate, redirect and remind us,
as we have need,
with resurrection hope, we pray.
Amen.


17 April (Fourth Sunday of Easter)

'They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the centre of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.' (Revelation 7:16-17)

Let it be so, God,
for the 15 million people facing food shortages in East Africa.
Let them hunger no more.

Let it be so, God,
for the 10 million people in Ethiopia experiencing drought.
Let them thirst no more.

Let it be so, God
for the state of disaster in Zimbabwe.
Let the prolonged, soil-scorching heat come to an end.

Let it be so, God,
for the 2.5 million affected by both drought and flood in Malawi,
Lead them to the springs of the water of life.

Let it be so, God,
wipe every tear away from
eyes weary with want.
So be it.

Find out more about the El NiƱo food crisis in East Africa


24 April (Fifth Sunday of Easter)

'I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.' (John 13:34)

Just as you have loved us, Lord,
coming close to us,
touching us,
eating with us,
healing us,
walking with us,
challenging us,
praying for us,
serving us,
dying for us.

Help us, Lord,
to keep your new commandment
by giving away your love.
Amen.

 

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