Prayers Rushall Parish

Prayers at Rushall Parish

For our common calling

Lord, we confess that we tend to see our calling as individual.
‘What would you have me do?’ we ask. ‘Where might I be best
used?’ And, of course, that is part of our calling, for you see us
as individuals.
We are also called to stand alongside one another in our
service, and we sometimes forget this.
But you, Father, always see the bigger picture.
Forgive us for being so caught up in our own spheres that we
fail to see the need to stand with our brothers and sisters, to
serve together in the advancement of your kingdom.
Amen.

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Previous Prayers

In loving adoration

Lord, you enfold us before we know it.
You know us by name long before we hear your call.
We belonged to you from the first;
the welcome was always waiting.
In astonished joy, we realise that we are beloved,
and we turn from our ways to yours.
Amen.

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At the start of the year

Almighty God, king of creation,
You are our Day Star in the murk of a winter’s morn,
and our guiding light at all times.
We set our faltering feet upon the path of the New Year,
raising our eyes in faith to the light of your love;
lead us onwards with hope and strength.
Amen.

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In the last week of Advent

Advent God,
you prepared your people for your coming,
you gave your Word to us through prophets and priests,
through stories told and retold,
through the history of time,
through the written word,
through the spoken word,
but always your word.
As Christmas lights begin to dazzle us,
we know that your glory is way beyond their transfixing power.
Advent God, we adore you,
and we bring ourselves before you just as we are. Amen.

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In expectation

Praise to you, Lord God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We praise you for the gift of witnesses to your love.
We give thanks for the witness of John the Baptist and his message to the people and its relevance for us today.
In his story and his teaching, we see the heart of your being, fairness and justice and equality for your people.
We give you thanks for the ordinary everyday life that witnesses to your power and glory.
We give thanks that you are always surprising us and meeting us right where we are.
We give thanks for your light in our times of darkness, for your hand in times of aloneness, for your leading in times of uncertainty.
To you, our triune God, we offer our praise and thanksgiving.
Amen.

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As we look forward

Advent God,
you prepared your people for your coming,
you gave your Word to us through prophets and priests,
through stories told and retold,
through the history of time,
through the written word,
through the spoken word,
but always your word.
As Christmas lights begin to dazzle us,
we know that your glory is way beyond their transfixing power.
Advent God, we adore you,
and we bring ourselves before you just as we are. Amen.

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Advent

Eternal God, hope of the world,
we cannot grasp the immensity of your being,
and yet all around us we catch glimpses of your power.
You speak to us in nature’s blessings.
You speak to us through science and creativity.
You reveal yourself in the love and the care
and the support of those around us.
You show yourself when we most need to see you.
When we least expect it, we see your hand at work.
We read your Word, time and time again,
and suddenly, we are amazed by seeing something new.
Eternal God, we adore you.
Amen.

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Christ our King

God of mystery and magnificence, we see you as our king.
We read of visions of your throne, flaming and ethereal.
You are beyond our imagining,
beyond our dreams and visions and wildest hopes.
You are in us and with us and among us.
You are all we could imagine and wish for and more.
You are our God, our king of all creation.
Amen.

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For the journey

God of the country lanes, speeding motorways and city streets,
of twisting paths, straight streets and hidden alleyways,
of the small gate and narrow path,
we ask for provision for our journey,
and to see you walking beside us,
protecting us, encouraging us, loving us.
We pray this in the name of Jesus, who moves us.
Amen.

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In thanksgiving for God's love

Lord God,
thank you that we are all caught up in your love.
When it spills out from you,
there is more than enough for everyone.
It gushes like a waterfall,
springs like a fountain,
rushes like a wave.
It floods over us, then continues on,
bringing blessing to whoever receives it.
Thank you, Lord,
for allowing us to be part of all this wonder.
Amen.

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For seeing as we walk with God

We thank you, Lord,
that you are a God of action – and interaction.
You see and want to be seen by us.
We thank you for the amazing sights you have for us,
if we are prepared to call on you.
We thank you that you are a God of healing,
and whichever way you choose to act is always best.
We thank you, Lord.
Amen.

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