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Monthly prayers

February 5: Isaiah 40.31

Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.


God of the vulnerable, we come to you
when we are confident and when we are afraid.
Give strength to those who are hungry
and courage to those who are poor,
that they may mount up with wings like eagles.
And give us the strength and the courage
to continue to work for a juster, fairer world,
through your Son Jesus Christ who died
and rose again for us
Amen

February 12: Proverbs 8.31

When God marked out the foundations of the earth, there Wisdom was beside him, like a master worker.

With Reinhold Niebuhr we pray the great prayer:

God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,

courage to change the things I can,

And wisdom to know the difference.
Amen

February 19: 2 Kings 2.9

Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.”

God of power,
Without your love we can do nothing.
Give us a double share of your spirit
so that we can work together,
across the world,
to bring about the end of poverty for all.
Teach us to follow the examples of the prophets,
to speak clearly alongside the poor
and to work tirelessly for the good of all people.
Through your Son Jesus Christ
who brought healing and love to the whole world.
Amen

Ash Wednesday: Joel 2.13

Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.

God of mercy,
Forgive us for the ways
in which we have contributed to
injustice and poverty
at home and across the world.
Give us the confidence in your steadfast love
so that we can put the past behind us
and begin this Lent with renewed hope
in a better future.
Through your Son Jesus Christ
who died and rose again for us
Amen

February 26: Gen 9.13

I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

God of constancy
We give thanks for your covenant with us
shown forth in the rainbow of hope.
Give us space to reflect
time to learn
and confidence to work
for a juster, fairer time
when the whole world can unite
within your love.
Now and forever
Amen

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