Milborne Port churches

Prayers

Below is a list of prayers for specific dates or events.  Please click on any title to view the prayer.

Monday 6 May 2024

Prayer for Christian Aid Week (12 - 18 May)

God, gardener of Eden,
who flung stars into space and nurtures the tiniest plant,
lift our hopes and dreams above the loss and damage of our suffering planet, that we might share your long-dreamed vision
which values the pea as much as the plant,
fill us with your life-giving hope
and inspire us with your creative Spirit now,
and in the age to come. Amen 

Friday 12 April 2024

A Prayer for the Middle East.

Father of all mercies, we pray for the families who have fled their homes in fear.
We lift up the mothers and fathers who have escaped with only their children, leaving everything else behind.
Their country has changed, their lives will never be the same and they are afraid of the future.

Lord, you are the God who heals.
Please bring your comfort and healing to those who are hurting.

We lift up the communities who have taken in refugees and displaced people, even though they may be struggling themselves.
We thank you for their generosity and compassion towards those in distress.

Lord, you are the God who provides.
We pray that timely help and support will reach all who are in need.

Father, there is so much pain and conflict across the Middle East.
We pray for leaders throughout the region and ask you to turn their hearts towards peace.
As our leaders and those around the world consider how to respond, please grant them wisdom and insight.

Lord Jesus, you are the Prince of Peace.
We pray for an end to the violence and bloodshed, and ask you to bring a new dawn of peace across the Middle East.
Amen

Thursday 28 March 2024

A Prayer for Spring

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God, give us eyes to see the beauty of the Spring, 
And to behold Your majesty in every living thing -
And may we see in lacy leaves and every budding flower
The Hand that rules the universe with gentleness and power -
And may this Easter grandeur that Spring lavishly imparts
Awaken faded flowers of faith lying dormant in our hearts,
And give us ears to hear, dear God, the Springtime song of birds
With messages more meaningful than man's often empty words
Telling harried human beings who are lost in dark despair -
'Be like us and do not worry for God has you in His care'.
 Amen   

Helen Steiner Rice 

Thursday 29 February 2024

A Prayer for Easter Eyes

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My Lord, Jesus,
You have risen to new life! 
Give me new eyes with which to recognize your presence in the world around me.
Sharpen my vision so that I see beyond the ordinary events of each day and into the extraordinary reality of your grace.
Brighten my view of the world with renewed hope in the coming of your Kingdom.
Soften my gaze so that I view others with the kind of tenderness and compassion you showed to so many.
May each day of this Easter season provide glimpses of your glory.
In your sacred name, I pray.
Amen.

Sunday 4 February 2024

A Prayer for Lent

Loving God
I commit this coming season of Lent to you
And ask you to show me what I need to turn away from,
And what I need to turn towards.
Shine your loving light in these dark parts of my heart,
And bring a new life, new hope and new possibilities.
Help me to walk more closely with Jesus,
To know that I am deeply loved,
And to share his love with others.
Amen

Archbishop Justin Welby

Saturday 27 January 2024

A Prayer For Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

A Prayer For Holocaust Memorial Day 2024: The Fragility of Freedom

Eternal God, we come before you, conscious of the fragility of freedom, to remember the victims of the Holocaust.
We lament the loss of the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust, the millions of other victims of Nazi persecution, and victims of all genocides.
Remembering the past, help us today to use what freedom we have to stand up for those whose freedom is denied.
We pray for a day when all shall be free to live in peace, unity and love.
Amen.

Tuesday 16 January 2024

A prayer for peace in the Middle East. 

O God of all justice and peace we cry out to you in the midst of the pain and trauma of violence and fear which prevails in the Holy Land.

Be with those who need you in these days of suffering; we pray for people of all faiths - Jews, Muslims and Christians and for all people of the land.

While we pray to you, O Lord, for an end to violence and the establishment of peace, we also call for you to bring justice and equity to the peoples.

Guide us into your kingdom where all people are treated with dignity and honour as your children for to all of us you are our Heavenly Father.

In Jesus’ name we pray.

Amen 

This prayer was written by The Very Revd Canon Richard Swell, Dean of St George's College Jerusalem.

Epiphany house blessing

God of Light, bless this home.
Make it a haven of rest
for all in need of your warmth and care.
And when we go out from this place,
may we never lose sight of the Epiphany star. 
May all who enter throughout the year find love and light;
for Christ has come to dwell in this home
and in these hearts. Amen

 

Monday 16 May 2022

A Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Amen

Archbishop Justin Welby
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell