Monday 11 January 2021

Prayers 11/12th January 2021,


Take me to Bethlehem

House of bread

Where the empty are filled

The poor find riches

And the rich recognise their poverty

Where all kneel and worship 

And all are fed.


Song “Christ be in my waking”


A candle is lit.


I 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.


Psalm 72


May there be abundance of grain on the earth on top of the mountains;
Its fruit will wave like the cedars of Lebanon;
And may those from the city flourish like the vegetation of the earth.
17 May his name endure forever;
May his name produce descendants [v]as long as the sun shines;
And may people wish blessings on themselves by him;
May all nations call him blessed.


The Lord’s Prayer in our own language


Our Prayers

I pray for people and situations that are on my heart today ...

For people in lockdown, for people dealing with Covid, for people who are lonely, for people who are hungry, for staff in hospitals and care homes, for people suffering from war particularly the children, for people imprisoned for protesting about the abuse of human rights, for people suffering because of floods or heat because of climate change, for the vulnerable and those sick and dying, for the homeless, for asylum seekers and refugees, for our government to make the right decisions, and finally for the children  and grandchildren who we must give a better future. 

May I not fail you though I face great dangers. 

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


Closing Responses


When the star in the sky has gone

And the wise men have gone back to their homes

The real work of Christmas begins

To find the lost, 

heal the broken, 

feed the hungry 

and release the prisoner. Amen


Pat Nimmo with thanks to © Janet Morley adapted



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