Prayers Rushall Parish

Prayers at Rushall Parish

As new growth appears

God of our past, present and future,
help us to see you at work in your creation –
as flowers lift their heads to the sun,
or trees shake their leaves.
Help us to see you at work in our daily lives,
in our routines and choices,
in our growing and our changing.
Help us to see you at work in all things.
In Jesus’ name.
Amen.

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Previous Prayers

With Easter Joy

Creator God, you made us in your image,
part of your wonderfully diverse creation,
fragile and yet fantastic in your eyes.
Be present with us today,
and in all we think and say and do.
Meet us and remake us,
shape our hearts and minds
that the pattern of our lives
may better reflect your life.
Amen.

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This Eastertide

Lord Jesus, we thank you that
although we cannot touch you as Thomas did,
we can reach out in prayer;
although we cannot put our fingers in your side,
we can proclaim you as our Lord and our God;
although we cannot see the marks of the nails,
we can open our hearts to receive your peace
and praise your wonderful name.
Amen.

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Holy Week

We are sorry, Lord Jesus, for the moments
when our hosannas are loud but lacking in love,
when we chase the lure of worldly power,
but miss the signs of heavenly glory
when we choose popularity over integrity,
when we would silence those who speak the truth
and are silent when we could speak out.
Forgive us, and inspire our steps as we follow you to the Cross…
and beyond. Amen.

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Passiontide

Ever-giving God,
we sometimes close our hearts to you and to others;
but your heart is always open,
pouring out your grace and love,
filling our lives with the fragrance of forgiveness
and friendship,
wiping away our fears and our regrets,
and receiving the thanks we would offer you.
May the trickle of our praise become a torrent,
and may the whole world be filled with your truth.
In Jesus’ name we pray.
Amen.

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For Ukraine

Almighty God,
from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed:
kindle, we pray, in the hearts of all, the true love of peace
and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom
those who take counsel for the nations of the earth
that in tranquillity your kingdom may go forward,
till the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.