This week's prayer suggestions

In this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, please pray…

  • for religious leaders throughout the world; that they may rise to the challenge of their calling by acting justly, loving mercy and walking humbly with God.
  • for world leaders, especially those facing natural disaster, the threat of extremism or the threat or reality of war; that they may act with morality and wisdom, seek the good of all, and not repay evil with evil.
  • for the troubled places of the world; that leaders and people together may strive for tolerance, security and lasting peace.
  • for the members of our PCC; that they may make wise decisions and always be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
  • for our Churchwardens, David and Jackie; that they, strengthened by prayer and attentive to your voice, may serve us wisely and well.
  • for church and community leaders in our town; that they may serve with integrity and work tirelessly for the well-being of all.
  • for those who heal the sick, support the dying and comfort the bereaved; that they may be ministers of God’s love.

The Lord's Prayer (Contemporary)

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Lord's Prayer (Traditional)

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

A Prayer for the Church

O God, in whose sovereign power rests everything in heaven and earth, take hold of your church today that, in every parish in this Diocese, we may be led humbly in the paths of holiness and boldly in the ways of witness, that many may be found as new disciples of Jesus Christ and learn to live joyfully in the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.