Monday 24 January 2022

Prayers 24th January 2022,

Rise within me like the star 

And make me restless

Till I journey on

To seek my peace in you


A candle is lit.


Song “Be thou my vision”


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.


The Lord’s Prayer in our own language

Psalm 74


Remember this, Lord, that the enemy has taunted You,
And a foolish people has treated Your name disrespectfully.
19 Do not give the soul of Your turtledove to the wild animal;
Do not forget the life of Your afflicted forever.
20 Consider the covenant;
For the dark places of the land are full of the places of violence.
21 May the oppressed person not return dishonoured;
May the afflicted and the needy praise Your name.


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

For Ukraine, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Syria, Belarus, Ukraine, Sudan, Yemen, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Taiwan, for teaching staff, for hospital staff dealing with Covid, for people who are lonely, for people who are hungry, for staff in care homes, for people suffering from war, for people imprisoned for, for people suffering from 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 who we must give a better future.  

May we not fail you though we face great dangers. 

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


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


© Janet Morley adapted





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