Advent Prayer

In the darkness of our waiting,
of not knowing what is to come,
keep us quiet and attentive.

You call us to watch and to pray,
Lord, in our hopes, in our dreams,
come to us.

Come as we search the scriptures;
come as we walk the lonely road;
come when life is confusing.
come into our lives afresh.

Open our eyes to the light of your eternal presence,
and to the warmth of your unfailing love,
Come Lord Jesus, come. AMEN.

Prayer for the Refugee Crisis

DoveHeavenly Father,
you are the source of all goodness, generosity and love.
We thank you for opening the hearts of many
to those who are fleeing for their lives.

Help us now to open our arms in welcome,
and reach out our hands in support.
That the desperate may find new hope,
and lives torn apart be restored.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ Your Son, Our Lord,
who fled persecution at His birth
and at His last triumphed over death.

Private Prayer

O Lord our God, we are often prone to grumbling;
Forgive us and move powerfully in our lives,
be our vision and bind us together Lord.
In our hopes, in our work, in our rest and
throughout our daily lives strengthen us with your power,
that we might fulfill our earthly vocation and make
every effort to live in unity and peace with all people;
to the glory of Christ. AMEN


O Lord our God, we bow before you;
move powerfully within our life,
be our vision and our hope
throughout our daily lives.
As dearly loved children
may our lives reflect your love for the world,
strengthen us with your power,
that we might fulfill our earthly vocation and make
every effort to live in unity and peace with all people;
to the glory of Christ. AMEN


Lord God, open our hearts and minds to the
truth that all who share faith are united with you by that faith;
Speak to us through your word, challenge us by your Spirit
not to speak in hast or to make promises we will not honour.
Guide, encourage and inspire us
to look and listen, to learn and love;
to recognise the many blessings you have bestowed on us.
Help us to play our part
in being your Church and working for
the good of your kingdom through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN


Holy, powerful and almighty God,
we know we cannot heal every illness
and so we pray for those who feel powerless;
by your comfort and healing,
show your love to all who have need.
We pray for the sick and suffering ones in our
families, communities and across the world.

For those who watch and care for the sick,
caught up in circumstances beyond
their control and unable to cope,
Lord, support them and equip them in their continuing efforts.

Merciful Gog, by your power,
touch the lives of all who minister to the needs
of others, help them to make a difference
through the things they can do
and in their faith to believe you are able
to transform all things,
Through your Son, our Saviour
Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN


Lord God, you are the creator of heaven and earth,
day by day, year by year we see your hands at work
both in the world and graciously in our lives.
We have so many reasons to count our blessings,
so much to give thanks for.
Let faith grow in our lives, let the saving words of Jesus
grow richly in the soil of our hearts.
May the abundant love of Jesus strengthen our commitment to you
and to others and may the fruit of our faith overflow in joy and gladness
filling the earth with your glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.


Move within our life,
O Holy Spirit of God.
Come to us with the authority of truth,
Be with us in the beauty of wisdom.
Equip, enable, teach and inspire us,
Move among us and abroad in all the earth
sot hat our lives and communities
may be transformed.


Lord God, you are King,
shortly we will remember your enthronement in heaven,
Your name will be above all names,
yet in your great love for us
you call us to be one with you and each other.

You are a God who has shown us the
power of love and forgiveness,
You teach us truth and justice
You alone are good.

Help us we pray, to be glad that we
belong to you; from sunrise to sunset
may our lives and our lips
exalt and honour your name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN

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