Prayers Rushall Parish

Prayers at Rushall Parish

A prayer for the week

Grant me a voice for justice, Lord, and the courage to use it.
May it be persistent and heard above the clamour of the world,
not for my own sake, Lord, but for those whose voices are drowned out, and those whose courage falters in the face of life’s unfairness. Amen.

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A prayer for this week

Lord, let unconditional love be my only agenda. I reach out for the good of my sister or brother, not for anything I may gain from helping them, or even any benefit I may win for your church. Lord, let my mercy and compassion reflect the pure and simple nature of yours.
Amen.

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A prayer at harvest time

God of the harvest,
so much depends on timing:
when to gather in the crops,
waiting for the best time,
but watching the weather anxiously,
nervous of everything being destroyed.
Often, we see none of this uncertainty in our food supplies.
Be with everyone whose livelihood depends on the harvest,
and guide their decisions for the benefit of all of us.
Through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Amen.

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For Michaelmas

Father in heaven,
the angels sing by day and night around your throne:
‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty.’
With Michael, prince of the angels, who contends by our side,
with Gabriel, your herald, who brings glad tidings,
with Raphael, the protector, who ministers your healing,
and with the whole company of heaven,
we worship you, we give you glory,
we sing your praise and exalt you for ever.
Amen.


A prayer for the week

I’m just one little person in a big world, Lord. I feel vulnerable and insecure. I need to fit in. Sometimes I do things I’m not proud of. Help me to be strong and not to compromise your teaching.
Amen.

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A prayer for the week

Help me not to mind my own business, Lord. My brother or sister’s absence from our community is my business. Help me to notice those who have drifted away. Grant me the courage to risk going after them, and show me what I must do.
Amen.

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In a confusing world

How can I change the world, Lord?
The world overwhelms me.
I want to hide my face and shut it out.
But it has to begin with me, Father.
The change starts not with the world, but in my heart.
Give me a heart for the oppressed, Lord.
Grant me a passion for justice.
So may I help those who can’t help themselves.
Amen.

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As the holidays finish and harvest draws near

As your bounty surrounds me in this harvest season,
so may my heart be bountiful to others, Lord.
May I be caring through sharing,
giving of what I have,
but mostly of what I am:
my life, a gift from you, a gift to others.
Amen.

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A prayer for the week

Lord, help me to walk tall and to rejoice each day in the freedom your love and kindness crowns me with. Amen.

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A prayer for the week

Lord, help me to kindle the fire of the good news by discerning, interpreting and applying – without compromise – your word to my life. Amen.

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A prayer of trust

Lord, thank you for your unfailing treasure.
Help me to dress each day in your garments of honour and goodness
as I wait and trust in you,
ready for whatever you lead me to do.
Amen.

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As the holidays continue

Lord, as I seek your daily renewal, help me to become the person you created me to be. Help me to live each day joyfully celebrating my new life in you, honouring your name in all I do and say.
Amen.

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A prayer in sunshine and rain

With my roots deeply planted in you, Lord, draw me ever closer, day by day.
Nourish me with strength and confidence, that I may bring glory to your name.
Amen.

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As the holidays begin

My Saviour and my God,
amid life’s demanding pace
help me to give you first place,
with time to sit and seek your face;
my faith and hope secure in the riches of your grace.
Amen.

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A prayer for the week

Lord, nudge me if I get so preoccupied with my own faith that I neglect to share it with those around me. Guide me in where and what to share, that I may bring your joy to others.
Amen.

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A prayer for the week

Lord, remove my blinkers of selfish pride, that I may see the needs of others and sow with compassion your strength, love and peace as I journey in step with your Holy Spirit.
Amen.

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A prayer to remeber others

Help me be a slave to others, Lord:
Supportive to those on the edge;
Loving to those who are hurting;
Available to those who need time;
Vociferous for those who need justice;
Encouraging to those who are low. Amen.

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For the week ahead

Loving God, I entrust to you those times when I feel I have nothing to put on except
loneliness and disappointment,
frustration and staleness,
sadness and anger,
brokenness and failure.
Draw me back to your Word, your Son, your grace,
that I may find new confidence,
wear new colours,
try new styles,
and be most fully myself –
to your glory! Amen.

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As summer draws on - hopefully!

God of all,
on my own I can’t manage – but with others and with you, I can!
On my own I won’t get far – but with others and with you, I will!
On my own I might fail – but with you and with others, I must try.
On my own I am empty – but with others and with you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I am full!
Amen.

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A prayer for Pentecost

God of all,
when we are tired, send your spirit of energy;
when we are jaded, send your spirit of refreshment;
when we are hesitant, send your spirit of confidence;
when we are complacent, send your spirit of challenge;
when we are afraid, send your spirit of courage;
when we are divided, send your spirit of unity;
when we are inward-looking, send your spirit of mission –
that your love and grace may spill out from us into your world.
In Jesus’ name.
Amen.

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As school's return and summer draws near

Lord Jesus, sometimes I feel so trapped.
Hope is trapped by past disappointments.
Confidence is trapped by past criticism or failures.
Trust is trapped by past betrayals.
Joy is trapped by past sadnesses.
Faith is trapped by past complacency.
Release me from all that traps me.
Free me to sing out the words of my life
to the music of your love.
Amen.

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