Prayer for Remembrance Day: how can you stand to watch?

Lord, teach us how to pray, and help us to pray now. We’re together today to honour and thank you for the courage and sacrifice of people who put their lives on the line to protect us. We pray for the families mourning the loss of their precious children and parents, friends and family members. …

Prayer: we don’t want to be lonely survivors of a new great war

Lord, teach us how to pray, and help us to pray now. We thank you for the courage and sacrifice of so many people who have risked everything, given everything for our safety. We pray for all the people involved in war today. We ask for protection over their bodies and minds, and their behaviour. …

Prayer: We’ve built our houses on sand

Lord, teach us how to pray, and help us to pray now. We pray that the COVID-19 pandemic would slow down and stop. We ask for effective treatments and vaccines to be developed. We pray for good judgement and compassion in leaders across the world. Please help the people in countries where infections are increasing …

Prayer: Streams of tears flow from my eyes

Lord, teach us how to pray, and help us to pray now. The prayers today will be interspersed with readings from Lamentations 3. Streams of tears flow from my eyes because my people are destroyed. My eyes will flow unceasingly, without relief, until the Lord looks down from heaven and sees. Lord, our enemies are …

Prayer: Racism; warrior god in a brutal world

Lord, teach us how to pray, and help us to pray now. Lord, we have been reminded recently of what a brutal world you have put us in: a world where children are kept away from their parents’ funeral by a virus, where abusers are locked in a house with their victims, where the rich …

Prayer: COVID-19; we trust that there is life

Lord, teach us how to pray, and help us to pray now. The world situation with coronavirus is utterly overwhelming. So many people dying, and grieving for people who have died. So many people frightened for their lives. So many people whose income has been cut off and don’t know how they will feed themselves …

Prayer: playgroup, Sri Lanka, religious tolerance

Lord, please help us to pray now, and teach us how to pray. We thank you for the way the church playgroup spreads the good news of your love to so many people who don’t get to hear it in other places. We thank you so much for answering our prayers as a church to …