Prayer & Reflection

Here is a very contemporary version of one of the Psalms – Psalm 130

Help, God, the bottom has fallen out of my life!
Master, hear my cry for help! Listen hard! Open your ears!
Listen to my cries for mercy.
If you, God, kept records of wrongdoings, who would stand a chance?
As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit and that’s why you are worshipped.

I pray to God – my life a prayer – and wait for what he’ll say and do.
My life’s on the line before God, my Lord, waiting and watching till morning.
Waiting and watching till morning.

“Forgiveness is God’s habit”
We pray that the leaders of the world may focus on what is of lasting value.
Bring your love to the hearts of all who strive for peace.
Lord, hear our prayer
And let our cry come unto Thee

We pray for Christians everywhere.
May forgiveness be their habit
May they be vibrant signs of your love as they listen and serve.
Lord, hear our prayer
And let our cry come unto Thee

We pray for the homes and neighbourhoods we represent.
Keep us alert to the habit of forgiveness that we experience from others, day to day,
Bless our loved ones and all who love us.
Lord, hear our prayer
And let our cry come unto Thee

Through these winter weeks we especially remember those who are ill, in particular we think of all who are in hospital.
We pray for those whose lives are hurting – where there are family tensions, where employment is not secure.
Lord, hear our prayer
And let our cry come unto Thee

O God, help each of us to become increasingly aware of your endless love for us. Teach us your habit of forgiveness and give us thankful hearts.

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