Prayer & Reflection

Loving God, we have much to celebrate in our lives, much to be thankful for; a world of infinite beauty; your love surrounding us; love of family and friends accompanying us.

We are sad when we lose our way, by thinking firstly of ourselves, by creating inequalities in your world, by failing to care for all creation. Rouse us from mere comfort, teach us that love brings its own reward, keep before us a vision of a better world.

Prayer Points For November

Loving God, we look back in gratitude for the summer months past; we look forward with uneasiness to what may lie ahead. Guide all who lead in this difficult time – our national and local leaders, all who lead faith groups especially our local church leaders. We pray for all who lead in hospitals and schools and workplaces. Grant them wisdom and clear understanding. Help us to play our part; may we share our kindness and our anxieties, our worries and our smiles. And keep us mindful that we belong to one another.
Compassionate God, we hold before you the many for whom these times bring great difficulties. For the many who continue to lose their livelihood, whether as employees or employers. For those who have had to relinquish hopes and dreams. For those who are ill, whether because of corona virus or other reason, and all who await urgent treatment or who now face delay in their treatment. To all these bring patience, comfort and peace. and help us to grow in our understanding and in our sympathy and in our concern. Prompt us to be willing to help in any way we are able and always to help in our thoughts and in our prayers.
Generous God, recent months have brought home to us how much we need each other and rely on each other; so we say thankyou for all those in essential services; for all those in hospitals, care homes for all ages and health services; for those who supply our food; for those who keep us safe; for all in T.V. radio and media; for many who continue to volunteer; and we thank you for everyone involved in bringing us this Loddon Valley Link each month.

O Great Love, thank you for living and loving in us and through us. May all that we do flow from our connection with you and with all people. Help us become a community that shares each other’s burdens and rejoices together. Listen to our hearts’ longing for the healing of your world. We know that you hear us better than we speak.
We offer our prayer in your name. Amen.

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