If anyone has a prayer that could be used for July or August Please contact me - Linda at email@example.com or Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org. We begin this month in a celebratory mood as the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and Pentecost are at the same time,
so we begin with prayers for these two celebrations
Almighty and gracious God 70 years ago, a young woman, Elizabeth, made a commitment to serve you in the life to which you called her. We thank you that, through all the changes in public life and personal life, she has remained faithful to that commitment.
May we also hear your voice, respond to your call, seek your guidance and remain faithful as we journey the pilgrimage of life with you. Bless us, Lord, and bless our Queen. Amen
Gracious Father, in Christ you have granted your people every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places and have anointed us with your Holy Spirit to bear fruit in love and joy and peace. We give you thanks for the strengthening power of your Spirit seen in the dedicated service of Elizabeth our Queen.
Grant that the same Spirit may inspire us to proclaim the faith which she cherishes, to look with her in hope for the outworking of your gracious purposes and to serve your people in love. This we ask in the name of your beloved Son who was anointed to proclaim the year of your favour and who now lives and reigns in glory for ever. Amen.
God’s Spirit is approaching
through time, across continents, soaring over creation
God’s Spirit is speaking
whispering and comforting, roaring and challenging
God’s Spirit surrounds us
Beyond touch, warmly embracing
God’s Spirit transforms us
Making our horizons wider
our faith stronger our hopes possible.
Spirit of the living God move among us,
as you transform us into the people you invite us to be,
as you transform the world into the place you dream it to be.
Make us one in love, humble, caring, selfless, sharing. Blow among us, Spirit of God,
fill us with your courage and care.
Hurricane and Breath, take us on a journey of love!
This prayer was written by a resident of an MHA care home in Newcastle: We pray for those on the margins of our society and those in our communities living alone without loved ones to support them.
We pray that You will open our eyes to the needs of older men and women within our midst, open our hearts to accommodate them and our minds to understand how what we do affects them.
We pray, especially today for the work of MHA and all it does to enhance the life experience of older people, including people living with dementia.
We pray for the work of MHA Communities as they seek to relieve loneliness and isolation, and particularly for the new work of Digital Communities reducing loneliness and bringing hope to people everywhere.
We pray that all people may learn of Your Love and Grace which are available to all and that reminds us we are never alone. We ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and our Friend. Amen.
I end with prayers for refugees and asylum seekers.
God of the impossible, we pray for justice, reconciliation and peace.
When the challenges seem too many, remind us of your resurrection power, and the miracles of your love that happen whenever injustice is dismantled and rebuilt with peace. Help us to hope that the impossible can happen and live as if it might do so today. Amen
Lord of the journey, we ask for your protection on all who have fled their homes. Give them strength on their journeys and grant that they may find places of compassion at which to rest. Ease their fear as they throw in their lot with strangers. Keep alive their vision of finding a secure and welcoming home. Amen.
Merciful God, we pray for all whose desperation leads them to the sea, undertaking perilous voyages, often following dangerous journeys over land:
those escaping brutal wars,
those fleeing religious persecution,
those escaping climate disasters and economic ruin,
those looking for hope in a hopeless situation.
May we look beyond our own fears and concerns to the needs of those who have nothing, risk everything and depend on the kindness of strangers.
May our hearts be opened, our leaders be challenged and our self-interest be called out, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
We pray for Wesley Methodist Church, as they, in partnership pray for us at Torrisholme.
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
Remember those most vulnerable.
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
Remember those who have no options.
Remember those that have no place to go.
Remember those who have no margin at all.
Remember those who have no home.
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbours.
There's a loop system installed in the Church and in the Lounge.
This is held at Bare Methodist Church
Ask Rev Roy Burley for details.
Share a delicious yet simple meal at 12 noon every Thursday.
We meet on Thursday 2:00 pm immediately following
Thursday Lunch Companions
Join us for fellowship, company & interesting speakers.
We enjoy fundraising activities for chosen charities.
Please join us for quiet prayer Saturday morning at 10:00 am. .
Message from Linda:
A request box is available if you would appreciate others praying for a specific person or situation. Every Saturday at 10:00am there is an ecumenical prayer meeting, just for half an hour. New members are always welcome and there is no pressure to pray aloud.
Please make others aware that the Prayer room can be used by anyone. Of course we can pray anytime and anywhere, but sometimes just going to a specific place set aside for prayer might help you to feel closer to God. Give it a try!
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