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Monthly prayers

May

7 May (Fourth Sunday of Easter)

God of Peace
We pray for you to surround your people.
Bring comfort to those who have lost loved ones,
bring understanding to those who are in strife,
bring forgiveness to those that seek revenge,
bring relief to those who are in need.
Help us to find you in the darkness of our night
so that we may help others in their darkness,
and lead them towards the light of your love.
Through your Son, Jesus Christ,
Amen.


14 May (Fifth Sunday of Easter)

A Christian Aid Week prayer from 1958

Let us pray
for grateful hearts
for sympathetic hearts
for generous hearts
and wills quick to help
and persistent in effort.
That our nation and government
may give generously for relief of refugees
and be ready to help them find new homes
and new homelands.
That all nations may live
free from fear and free from want.
Amen.


21 May (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

A Christian Aid Week prayer from 1958

O Holy Spirit of love,
quicken our imaginations
that we may feel more deeply
for the needs of others
as we put ourselves in their place.
Give us hearts of self-forgetting compassion
which will move us to give
from that which you have given us,
and to be good neighbours to those both near and far,
for the sake of him who taught us
that it is more blessed to give than receive,
even Jesus our Lord.
Amen.


28 May (Seventh Sunday of Easter)

God of Hope
We pray that you stand with us
in a world where hope is hard to find.
Guide us when we falter
on the path you have set for us.
Fortify us, when temptations
distract us from our duty.
Nourish us with your grace,
so that we may strive for justice,
that we may campaign for tolerance,
that we may be bringers of hope.
Amen.

God of Life
We give thanks for the sacrifice of your Son,
who earned our freedom through his death.
We commit our lives anew to you
as we work to glorify your name.
We thank you for the gifts and talents
you have bestowed on each of us
and ask for the strength and determination
to use them to the utmost of our potential.
As we seek every day to build a world,
that more closely resembles your Kingdom
living, as you taught us, in you, with you, and through you.
Amen.

 

Worship materials, including a daily devotional, prayers and sermon notes are available for Christian Aid Week.

 

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