Prayers Rushall Parish

Prayers at Rushall Parish

A prayer for the week

Lord, my God, just as a single flame can light a whole room,
may this single prayer bring
light into the dark places of the world,
hope in the despairing places,
comfort in the suffering places,
and beauty in the wild places.
In Jesus’ name, I pray.
Amen.
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Previous Prayers

For this first week of Advent

Lord, I give you my todays and my tomorrows to use and to bless. I offer my ‘nows’ for you to shape and strengthen. I bring myself as I truly am, rejoicing that you have called me to be your disciple through all the challenges and changes of life.
Amen.
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For the week

O Lord, I am so bad at taking risks.
I am cautious and careful, not daring and decisive.
I am far more fearful than I am faithful.
Help me to look to your strength, not my weaknesses,
to your riches, not my poverty –
that I may fulfil your hopes for me,
to your glory and my joy.
Amen.
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For the week

Lord, grant me:
courage to speak the truth when it is uncomfortable;
grace to live quietly when I would like to be noticed;
perseverance to do ordinary tasks well, rather than to seek glory in the spectacular;
confidence to entrust my strengths and weaknesses to you;
integrity to pray as I can, not as I think I ought to;
and the joy of knowing that
no praise, no privilege, no position
matter more than being surrounded
by your love and faithfulness every day.
Amen.
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For the week

O loving God,
fill me with your Spirit, that I may always know your presence.
Uphold me by your strength, that I may always do your will.
Fill me with your love, that I may live in holiness, righteousness and truth.
Amen.
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This Week

I pray for my MEPs, my MP and my local councillor – may they exercise their authority with wisdom.
I pray for my doctor/nurses and my pastor – may they undertake care with compassion.
I pray for my family and friends – may I surround them with love.
Amen.
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The Week

May I be ready – and stay ready – to say ‘yes’ and to mean ‘yes’ when God calls me.
Amen.
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This Week

Lord, may your Spirit lead me into the field
to harvest the crops you have sown,
planted by those who believe in you,
and which grow amid the weeds:
a harvest of love and forgiveness,
a harvest of hope over despair,
a harvest of faithfulness and fruitfulness.
Amen

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A prayer for the week

Lord, you have made me who and what I am – I thank you.
You are God of wisdom and power – I will obey you.
You are the way, the truth and the life – I will seek you in
your world and celebrate your presence.
Amen.
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A prayer for the week

In the darkness and in the light,
may we see God together.
When things are sad or things are bright,
may we see God together,
With the angels and the saints in light,
may we see God together.
Amen.

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