Thursday 31 December 2020

Prayers 31st/1st January 2021,

Come Holy God

Give me your peace 

Send your Spirit

To heal and help me

So I can build a world

Of love and justice

And care for your earth. Amen


Song “In Christ Alone”


Prayer for Gods help


A candle is lit.


We light a candle for light, sending

prayers high into the inky heavens and

dreams deep into our human soul.


We light a candle for light. May it light our way.


Forgive me

When I choose the wrong way

Restore me

Help me to have compassion for myself and others

To create a world that is good and just

And to carry your dream within me


The Lord’s Prayer in our own language


Psalm 68

Indeed, the Lord will dwell there forever.
17 The chariots of God are [o]myriads, thousands upon thousands;
[p]The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness.
18 You have ascended on high, You have led captive Yourcaptives;
You have received gifts among people,
Even among the rebellious as well, that [q]the LordGod may dwell there.


Our Prayers

We pray for people and situations that are on our hearts today ...

For people who are lonely, for staff in hospitals and care homes, for people suffering from war where their children cant sleep because of bombs falling, for people imprisoned for protesting about the abuse of human rights, for people suffering because of floods or temperatures soaring because of climate change and forests burning, for the vulnerable in this Covid time and those sick and dying, for the homeless in their own country and those far from home, for asylum seekers and refugees the world over, and finally for our children and grandchildren who we must give a better future. In Jesus name we pray, 

May we not fail you though we face great dangers. 

Give us your peace, your wisdom and your strength. Amen


Prayer of Commitment 


Loving God, though we are fickle and full of doubt

In you we place our trust for the year ahead.

We commit ourselves again to serve you as best we can,

To serve also those around us,

To seek justice and peace and care for the earth,

To forgive others and to be used by your Spirit

To bring more love to our corner of the world

And so to be your church on earth

For Christ's sake. Amen.


Closing Responses


Take us to Bethlehem

House of bread

Where the empty are filled

The poor find riches

And the rich recognise their poverty

Where all kneel, worship 

And are fed. 



Pat Nimmo with thanks to © Janet Morley adapted




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