Prayers Rushall Parish

Prayers at Rushall Parish

As we begin to look towards Lent

Lord, as others have passed it on to me, help me to share the gospel. Let what is in my heart overflow into my life, so that the risen Jesus may be seen and known through me.
Amen.

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Previous Prayers

As we turn from the crib to the cross

Lord Jesus,
in our lives, help us to be as dedicated as Anna and Simeon were to your will, patiently waiting for the right moments.
We know that, sometimes, we will know the joy of your presence as Anna and Simeon did when they saw you in the Temple.
Help us to remember those moments, so that they might keep us going when times are hard.
Lord Jesus,
help us to be as dedicated to God as you were,
willing to follow through to the end.
Amen.

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That we may recognise the parts we have to play

I pledge myself to play my part in your plans, O Lord.
I immerse myself in the belonging of your body, the Church.
I will not withhold the gifts I have, however humble,
but serve willingly and well in the work of your kingdom.
Amen.

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As the cold weather comes once more

I do not ask for the spiritual gift I would have, Lord,
for I am not a magician seeking powers.
I am a follower of Christ seeking to know what you would have me do.
Therefore, I know that through the Holy Spirit, the gift will choose me,
and I will be grateful.
Come, Holy Spirit.
Amen.

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Remembering Baptismal Grace

Cleanse me in the depths of your love, O Lord,
that I might emerge to glimpse heaven.
Brush me with the wings of your grace,
and lead me from the wilderness to fullness of life.
Amen.

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As we journey into a new year

What shall be the star to guide me, Lord,
and what shall be my dream?
Speak to me as you will, so I may walk in your ways and lay the
gifts of my heart, mind and soul at your feet. Amen.

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For a new year

Loving God,
may the best that I have learned from the past, enrich my future;
may the mistakes I have made in the past not mar my future;
may your truth from the past be my truth for the future;
and may I grow in faith and maturity day by day, moment by moment, and know that yesterday, today, tomorrow and for ever: you are my God!
Amen.

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A prayer for Christmas

Timeless God,
sometimes it is easier to be critical than to be joyful,
easier to complain than to rejoice,
easier to hold back than to enjoy.
Lord Jesus, fill my heart with wonder, hope and peace
that I may rejoice in you my God and my Saviour
this Christmas and every day.
Amen.

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As we get ever busier

Eternal God, you called John when he was in the wilderness, to prepare the way for your Son. Speak to me in my wildernesses of tiredness, anxiety and longing, and prepare a way in my heart, that I may receive the forgiveness, the healing, and the peace that your Son delights to give.
Amen.

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For this first week of a new church year

Lord Jesus, on you the past and the future hinge.
You open the door to past wisdom and to future knowledge.
You are the kingdom among us and the kingdom yet to come.
May this Advent be as a new beginning in my walk of faith.
And, inspired by all those who have gone before me,
may my steps be bold, faithful and just.
I ask this in your name.
Amen.

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